Lauren Sloss is a food, music, and lifestyle writer based in San Francisco. She is a frequent contributor to Serious Eats and The Bold Italic; her work has also appeared in Indie Shuffle, Fodors, and on RollingStone.com. Some of her favorite things include guacamole, goat gouda, and The Black Keys.
The Independent is a great venue to see live music in the Bay; it's also in one of San Francisco's best eating-and-drinking neighborhoods. We've put together a guide for the top spots to do both before, and after, your next concert outing.