Time: Around 11pm in the evening
Where: Around Polk St/Nob Hill/Russian Hill
With: Date/buddy/group of friends
Wants: Gather around for a dinner or have a late night glass of wine in a chill atmosphere
My recommendation for a great neighborhood spot that is "typical San Francisco" would be The Bell Tower
1900 Polk and Jackson
Awesome spot with a great bar, food is served till very late and it's just an overly great kick-back kind of a place, especially on a Wednesday night. It's in a sleeping residential neighborhood, so there is nothing really around but if you are looking for that kind of thing to have a nice conversation or a beer or are craving some good burgers and fries in a very bar-ish environment, it's all you.
Not really a sports bar and not really a hot spot - just a chill bar with good food, more on the classier side; good outside seating with not too much foot traffic. Went there on WEdnesday and loved it!