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Sometimes an impromptu date is just the thing to cure mid-week work blues. One of our go-to date spots is the Ferry Building.

Fresh oysters at Hog Island Oyster Company with a pint of cold California lager or sparkling wine is a good way to start off the evening. We love sitting at the bar and watching how quickly they can shuck oysters. There are also tables along the waterfront which are great for watching the sunset. Hog Island has happy hour on Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7pm, offering $1.50 oysters and drink specials. 

After having our fair share of oysters, we head over to Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant. They have a seasonal monthly cheese flight which is always delicious paired with a light-medium bodied red wine and an Acme baguette. Wine club members get some good perks including discounted wine flights and no corkage fees for wines purchased in the store. 

The businesses inside the Ferry Building tend to close by 8pm which is a good push to head home at a decent time. A stroll along the Embarcadero is the perfect way to walk off some of the wine and end your date on a scenic note.