Dark Horse Inn (Balboa Park)

Dark HorseThe Dark Horse Inn is a small restaurant in San Francisco’s Excelsior District. Their bar features nine taps. What makes this cafe notable is their commitment to featuring local and regional breweries. The bottle list runs about 18 deep with interesting domestic brews, many from California breweries. There is a small wine list and they do not serve spirits. They serve full meals and there are three TV’s that will show sporting events.

942 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco • 415.469.5508

Exit Balboa Park BART by following the sign for “Geneva Ave. North” up a flight of stairs. Head left onto Geneva Ave. Stay on Geneva until you get to Mission. Cross Mission and then cross Geneva. Continue up Geneva a few doors and The Dark Horse will be on your right. Note that the walk from this BART station can be desolate at night. You might consider taking a cab for the 1/2 mile trip or as an alternative, get off BART at 24th St. and take a Mission Street bus (#14 or #49) south to the corner of Mission St. and Geneva Ave.

Official Balboa Park Station transit info

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  1. SF Muni Lines 8 and 43 run along Geneva from Balboa Park BART, so no need to stop at 24th BART to catch Muni 14 or 49; Broken Record is about two blocks east of Dark Horse Inn, also a good spot to check out.


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