Bottle Cap Combining American Food, Cocktails, and Live Music

San Francisco's Bottle Cap has great food and even better drinks, with a funky environment to accompany

Bottle Cap, San Francisco

On Powell Street in North Beach, Bottle Cap is doing American food extremely well, giving diners a casual and delicious experience, along with some live music.

The restaurant itself is very laid back, with carnival lights on the outside and homey, rustic decorations throughout the inside. Sometimes there’s live music, a musician at the piano, and even projections of movies on the walls, like Marx Brothers “Horse Feathers.”

As far as the food goes, diners are not complaining. Bottle Cap is doing traditional American food really well, like burgers, grilled steak, Brussel sprouts, and jambalaya.

Some fan favorites include the pork belly with sweet potato fries (with aioli sauce), seared scallops with a quinoa pancake, and fried chicken thighs with a fresh dill yogurt sauce. Chef and owner Dane Boryta and co-owner, wife Liz Ferro aimed to create a restaurant that was affordable and comfortable using locally sourced foods, and that they did.


Their bar features a number of cocktails, like the tropical Dr. No, made with two different kinds of rum, pineapple syrup, ginger beer, lime juice, bitters, orgeat (an almond syrup), and falernum (a ginger-almond flavored syrup). They also offer a number of draft and bottled beers and a wine list, so if you’re looking for affordable American food, a tasty drink, and some entertainment, dine at Bottle Cap with a few friends or a larger group.