My roommate is part of the group, Spinsters, here in SF--a group of girls who throw parties and do service work in the city. It's very similar to a sorority, but a great way to meet people you normally wouldn't. They do a lot of functions with The Bachelors of SF, which is a men only group, who pretty much do the same thing. On this particular night, The Bachelors of SF threw a party on Forbes Island.
Everyone told me it's a little island floating outside of Fisherman's Wharf...but I couldn't think of what it could be. Alcatraz? no...something smaller. So, we all walked over together and it happened to be a little island/house boat complete with a lighthouse located right across from the sea lions. I'd seen it before, but had no idea what it was.
A tiny little boat came to pick up 10 people at a time from shore and shuttled us out there. IT WAS SOOOOO COOOL! We had a complete view of the entire city and you could climb up the lighthouse to have an even better view. All the Bachelors greeted us on the island and we headed down to the underwater bar to get drinks. I really want to go to another party there or just eat dinner because it is such a unique place!
On our way home we stopped at Boudin and got the leftover animal sourdough breads.