Teaser: The financial districts sports bar.
When to Go
: Royal Exchange is open Mon-Fri, and reserved for private parties on weekends.
Where to Sit
: Beneath exposed-brick walls, a handful of booths in the back offer the most secluded seating in the joint. Don't try to squeeze more than two people into the tiny booths on the north side of the bar.
Know Before You Go
: The bar often closes early on slower nights.
: Metered spaces often become available in the early evening. Otherwise, the Embarcadero lot is located across the street (Front and Sacramento Street).