Located in the up and coming new hipster neighborhood growing along Divisidero Street which is either the Western Addition or Lower Haight (depending on who you ask) is Bar Crudo, a place I'd heard of but never gotten around to going to, even though I used to live only a few blocks away. A co-worker recently was having a birthday and this is one of her favorite spots so some of us from work took her there, giving me a chance to see what it was like. We only went for the happy hour so this is a short review but from what I had, it's also a good review.
Perusing the happy hour menu one of their specialties seems to be $1 oysters and judging from the already crowded by 5:30pm place that is what most folks were getting. But I'm not one to go with the crowd and I really don't like oysters--it's a slimy texture thing--so I went with the local rock cod tacos for $10.
Granted I think these are more of a happy hour bargain at $5 or $6 but still they were very tasty. It was a large piece of nicely grilled fish on each soft shell taco with pickled purple onion, fresh mixed greens and a not overly spicy salsa. I really enjoyed these and paired with my wine splurge of the Efeste Evergreen Riesling, $10 a glass, which was neither cloyingly sweet nor overly dry they were a perfect combination and great start to a long evening out.
As a group we had another stop or two to make so this was all I had here but it was enough to pique my interest and make me want to go back and delve further into their seafood heavy menu offerings.