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San Francisco's only floating restaurant
A kooky and one-of-a kind restaurant floating off Pier 39? That's Forbes Island. The 100-foot long, 700-ton barge was created by a man named Forbes Thor Kiddo who built floating homes in nearby Sausalito during the 1970s, and decided to take it up a notch when it came time to building his own home. He anchored off shore for several years before being chased out of town. Luckily for visitors to San Francisco, he was welcomed to the waters off of Pier 39 and converted his home into a 100-seat restaurant. Diners hop aboard a small shuttle and take a few minute jaunt to the palm-tree fringed isle where a prix-fixe, four-course dinner is served in the nautical-themed dining room. Gals, be sure to check out the red velvet ladies lounge that was part of Forbes’s former bedroom, and don't leave without a climb to the top of the 40-foot lighthouse capping off a night at what is easily one of San Francisco's most unusual nights out.