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Dinner at the Social Study

Here's a review of the Social Study from



Of all the neighborhoods, it seems like Lower Pac Heights is coming out swinging lately.

By all accounts, it’s amassing more worthwhile hangouts per square foot in 2012 than any other contender so far.

And now you’ve got another agreeable meeting place to add to the roster...

Welcome The Social Study, a library-like rendezvous that’s equal parts café, lounge and bar, now soft-open on Geary.

If your dad’s study and the cockpit of an airplane morphed into a bar—and then a DJ booth got tossed into the mix—you’d have the bones of this place.

There’s a communal table and a long wooden bar, but what you can’t miss is the bright-blue, tufted-leather wall equipped with disguised fold-down seats. So naturally, you’ll head that way, pull out the seats like you would a jump seat on a plane and settle in for the equivalent of a transcontinental flight.

Since you’ll likely stop in here after dinner at State Bird Provisions (assuming the date is going well), you might start with a pitcher of housemade sangria. But if you prefer to drink your dessert, try the cocktail that’s got Guinness, four shots of espresso and a drizzle of chocolate syrup—which assumedly pairs nicely with their chocolate-covered bacon.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    re you really meeting at 5pm? I cant make it from the East Bay where I work before 6,30 - 7.00pm

    November 15, 2012

  • Scott

    Fun group. Not really dinner. But drinks were nice.

    August 29, 2012

  • Adam J. B.

    Are there many dinning options here? Scanning Yelp makes it look like just light snacks to go with cocktails.

    August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this one, but look forward in upcoming dinners. We also enjoy having couples over for dinner.

    August 25, 2012

  • Daniel

    Unfortunately we have to work late and can't make it there in time. We'll look forward to the next one

    August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can only do week-ends, so my sweetie can come, but good luck on this one and we hope to make it for a week-end event!

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    August 18, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to The Social Study

    August 18, 2012

  • Christopher M.

    Keep us in the know for the next dining adventure. We're travel friendly.

    June 28, 2012

  • Darrell R.

    Hope another one comes up soon! Wish I could have made the last one!

    February 19, 2012

  • Robert Joseph P.

    (or re-launch, better said)

    January 6, 2012

  • Robert Joseph P.

    Sounds Good Everybody! My partner John and I paid the dues that you have to pay to be the organizers of the group...let's have a big kickoff on January 27th! I'll create the Meetup now, and I know the perfect place for dinner!

    January 6, 2012

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