The typical days and play-it-by-ear nights of locals from Lagos, Stockholm, Beijing, Honolulu, Dubai, San Francisco, Bogotá, Bangkok, and Oslo.
Day: Stoner-Approved Science Museums + Crowd-Free Parks
Marijuana-dispensary director Robbie Rainin’s cannabis-fueled field trip.
11 AM I like to consume a lot of cannabis before I go to brunch, because the lines in San Francisco are very, very long; it makes the wait more tolerable. Kitchen Story (3499 16th St.) has really good American-Asian fusion food, for your stoner with a savvier palate. What they’re really known for is Millionaire’s Bacon, which is triple-thick bacon covered with syrup and spices.
1 PM I’m not a huge nature person, so if I’m out enjoying the day and I’m specifically like, “Let’s use a lot of cannabis and go do something fun,” I like to do touristy things. I’ll walk around Fisherman’s Wharf or go to the Exploratorium (Pier 15, the Embarcadero), a hands-on science museum.
3 PM My favorite afternoon place is B (720 Howard St.). They have an amazing happy hour with dollar oysters.
4 PM Later on, we’ll wander over to the Seward Mini Park (30 Seward St.). They have these hidden slides in the Castro made of cement, and you go down on a piece of cardboard. The ride is just a few seconds, but it’s fast and fun, and you can do it again and again.
5 PM I like to walk around Pacific Heights and look at all the beautiful mansions and imagine myself living in them. Near the top of Pacific Heights is Lafayette Park (Gough St. and Washington St.). It’s not as crowded as some of the other parks — good if you like to avoid crowds when on cannabis.
Night: Pinball Machines + Fortified-Wine cocktails
Where you’ll find bartender Nicholas Torres when he’s not behind his own bar.
5 PM Uptown (200 Capp St.) is a good five-o’clock spot because it’s so beat. This is a shot-and-a-beer kind of place, so I’d just get a Budweiser.
7 PM I really like this Mexican restaurant LoLó (974 Valencia St.). They have amazing margaritas. They use good tequila, lime, agave nectar, and a little bit of their own house orange bitters. Food-wise, their chicken tinga is on fire, just simple shredded chicken in a classic Mexican red sauce, with pickled onions.
9 PM Next, we’ll mosey on over to Dalva (3121 16th St.), a divey neighborhood bar. There’s another little bar in the back, called The Hideout, that has superior no-frills cocktails — cheap, too. Any one of the bartenders will make you a damn good Tom Collins, which is what you should be drinking anyway.
11 PM Royal Cuckoo Market (3368 19th St.) is a market and bar in the outer Mission, run by this guy Paul Miller. Originally the market was just supposed to be a bottle shop, but then he put in a little bar called the Horsies Saloon, where he serves fortified-wine cocktails.
1 AM Silver Crest Donut Shop (340 Bayshore Blvd.) is an old diner, run by a Greek couple, with pinball machines from the ’50s. Grab a Coors and shoot some pool.
*This article appears in the August 6, 2018, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!