The burners, talented flock of Bartertowners that they are, have decamped for Black Rock City. And the bridge, it is closed.

It’s just you, the city, and your lady.

Here’s how to make the most of it.

  • Outerlands

    4001 Judah Street
    at 45th
    Parking on street.
    (415) 661-6140

    Fuel Up

    Brunch and coffee at Outerlands. It’s way out in the Sunset, but traffic will be light. The bread is a mansion of doughy bliss, and the coffee is tasty. Plus the curvilinear driftwood decor makes it feel like you’re in a hollow redwood carved by Eames. We recommend Eggs in Jail and the Dutch Pancake with fresh ricotta.

  • Land's End Trail

    Park at the main Land's End parking on Merrie Way off Point Lobos. 

    Venture Out

    Full-bellied, truck a mile up the Great Highway to stretch legs and strut your knowledge of the Sutro Baths.  Hike up the Land’s End Trail from the ruins to the labyrinth at Eagle’s Point. It’s only a couple miles round trip, and for all the Bowie in Lycra you won’t spy, damn fine panoramic views’ll be in serious supply.

  • Presidio Social Club

    563 Ruger St
    off Lombard
    Parking on site.
    (415) 885-1888

    Wind Down

    Now cruise out past Baker Beach down Lincoln Blvd for an adult beverage at the Presidio Social Club. The back patio’s just the place to end a day like this, and the house Grog (rum, lime, bitters and beer) goes well with the Bay breeze. If the subject of dessert arises, we suggest the Rhubarb Cake.