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Tom’s Liked Places
Captain’s Bridge is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

1. Captain’s Bridge

Whistler, BC
Bridge · 1 tip

Tom C.Tom Coates: Just great. Best part of the trip up the mountain. Stunning view. The bridge is a bit wobbly but in a fun way. May be closed in the winter.

Whistler Mtn. Peak is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

2. Whistler Mtn. Peak

9.5
Top of Peak Chair, Whistler, BC
Ski Area · 23 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Absolutely brilliant. The chair lifts from the main station (peak express) was the best bit and the suspension bridge and the view from up there was just extraordinary. Best part of the summit.

Keefer Bar is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

3. Keefer Bar

8.7
135 Keefer St (btwn Columbia & Main), Vancouver, BC
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Vancouver · 58 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Very very good cocktails and a lovely environment with nice staff. The gimlet was particularly delicious.

Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋 is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

4. Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

9.0
871 Denman St (btwn Haro & Barclay), Vancouver, BC
Japanese Restaurant · West End · 99 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: All the food is good. Some of it is delicious - particularly the black cod. Strongly recommend you order in stages as they will bring everything out quite quickly.

Miku Restaurant is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

5. Miku Restaurant

8.8
200 Granville Street (West Cordova Street), Vancouver, BC
Japanese Restaurant · Downtown Vancouver · 176 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: The almond dessert was absolutely extraordinary. The venue is nice, staff are good and the cocktails are solid. We didn’t try the sushi. Don’t ask!

Chambar is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

6. Chambar

8.9
568 Beatty St (btwn W Pender & Dunsmuir), Vancouver, BC
Belgian Restaurant · Downtown Vancouver · 119 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: The salmon waffle was really nice. My brother had the steak and eggs and I was super jealous. I thought it would be huge but actually it’s a nice brunch portion. Strong recommend.

Osoyoos Desert Model Railway is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

7. Osoyoos Desert Model Railway

11611 115th St, Osoyoos, BC
General Entertainment · Buena Vista Industrial Park · 3 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: This is SO nerdy but it is SO fun. Great model trains, lots of intricate scenes. Day and night cycle. Happily spend an hour or so here.

City Park is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

8. City Park

8.5
1600 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC
Park · 13 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: It’s a nice little park with views over the water. Not amazing, but pleasant.

Sunwapta Falls is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

9. Sunwapta Falls

7.8
Icefieldparkway road, Jasper, AB
Waterfall · 1 tip

Tom C.Tom Coates: Very easy to access the upper falls. Barely any hike. Pretty fun. Not life changing.

Lake Agnes Tea House is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

10. Lake Agnes Tea House

6.9
Tea Room · 14 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Totally bizarre place. You go for the view and the experience honestly. The tea room is only fun because you’ve climbed the mountain. Still it *is* fun. Chocolate cake a hot sweet chai latte was good.

The Bison Restaurant & Lounge is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

11. The Bison Restaurant & Lounge

8.6
208 Bear Street (at Caribou Street), Banff, AB
Steakhouse · 36 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: The pizzas are good. As are the cocktails. They’ll try and get you to try their rosemary infused chilli oil and honey combo with the pizza, but honestly it’s sort of bullshit.

The Juniper Hotel & Bistro is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

12. The Juniper Hotel & Bistro

8.1
1 Juniper Way, Banff, AB
Hotel · 4 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: This place is NOT cheap. And it’s not in the center of Banff. But honestly it’s pretty good. It has a great view from the rooms, the bistro is reasonable and very good. Just a little characterless.

Athabasca Falls is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

13. Athabasca Falls

9.0
Improvement District No.12
Scenic Lookout · 6 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Genuinely great, fascinating, intricate set of falls. Lots of different places to see them from. Really interesting and worthwhile.

Evil Dave's Grill is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

14. Evil Dave's Grill

7.6
622 Patricia St, Jasper, AB
BBQ Joint · 19 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Let’s just get it out of the way, it’s expensive for what it is because it’s in Jasper. The food is very tasty if not very exciting. Had the El Diablo Chicken, which was tasty but not really $25 tasty

Peach King Orchards is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

15. Peach King Orchards

990 Keremeos Bypass Rd (at Highway 3A), Keremeos, BC
Farmers Market · 1 tip

Tom C.Tom Coates: Really lovely local produce, drinks, cider, ice cream and milk shakes. Recommended by locals as the best in the area and having looked around I believe them.

Benja Thai Restaurant is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

16. Benja Thai Restaurant

7.3
516 7th Avenue, Keremeos, BC
Thai Restaurant · 2 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: This is a charming local Thai restaurant. It’s not the best Thai food you’ll ever eat, but it’s tasty, and everyone is super nice and friendly. You’ll have a nice time.

Black Sands Brewery is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

17. Black Sands Brewery

701 Haight St (at Pierce St), San Francisco, CA
Brewery · Lower Haight · 80 tips and reviews
Last Rites is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

18. Last Rites

8.9
718 14th St, San Francisco, CA
Tiki Bar · Duboce Triangle · 24 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: It’s generally pretty great. It’s a bit too dark though. And it’s quite a tight space. Difficult to get into if you arrive after work, so go as early as is practical.

Candi Me is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

19. Candi Me

7.2
3520 20th St (San Carlos), San Francisco, CA
Candy Store · Mission District · 4 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: This place used to be papabubble in Hayes Valley, but they moved and renamed. They look like they’re still trying to get set up, but they make delicious and beautiful hard candies still.

South Park is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

20. South Park

9.0
South Park Ave (at Jack London Alley), San Francisco, CA
Park · South Park · 41 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Great playground for kids, nice coffee shops nearby. Used to be the center of San Francisco tech, now mostly Venture Capitalists and Realtors

San Francisco / Sausalito Ferry is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

21. San Francisco / Sausalito Ferry

Ferry Building (at Ferry Building), San Francisco, CA
Boat or Ferry · Financial District · 14 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Getting a Ferry from the ferry building to larkspur or Sausalito is one of the cheapest and best ways to experience the San Francisco Bay, see all the bridges and Alcatraz. It’s only $6-7 each way.

Unity 3D is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

22. Unity 3D

30 3rd St (Stevenson), San Francisco, CA
Building · SoMa · 1 tip
Golden Gate Bridge is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

23. Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Brg S, San Francisco, CA
Bridge · 812 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Three best views of the bridge are from the path by the observation platform, underneath at Fort Point and on the Marin headlands up the hill.

Yank Sing is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

24. Yank Sing

8.2
101 Spear St (inside Rincon Center), San Francisco, CA
Dim Sum Restaurant · Financial District · 228 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: It’s good and efficient and tasty. Best in Downtown. If you want best in San Francisco though, I recommend the Hong Kong Lounge 2

Fastly HQ is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

25. Fastly HQ

475 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA
Tech Startup · SoMa · 2 tips and reviews
AMC Dine-In Kabuki 8 is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

26. AMC Dine-In Kabuki 8

6.4
1881 Post St (at Fillmore St), San Francisco, CA
Movie Theater · Japantown · 27 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: This place used to have better food and drink before it joined the AMC group, but it’s still a solid place to see a movie.

Quince is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

27. Quince

8.7
470 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Jackson Square · 77 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Absolutely extraordinary place. Really amazing experience. Slightly overwhelming. Get talking to the cocktail guy. He’s super fun.

Eiji is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

28. Eiji

8.6
317 Sanchez St (at 16th St), San Francisco, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Mission Dolores · 118 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: It’s a good quality fairly traditional small local sushi place. It’s not super ostentatious or showy but the food is good. Medium price for what it is, definitely not cheap.

Minamoto Kitchoan is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

29. Minamoto Kitchoan

8.5
648 Market St (btwn Montgomery & Kearny St), San Francisco, CA
Wagashi Place · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 26 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: Expensive but beautiful Japanese sweets and crackers, jellies and beautiful things. Just gorgeous.

Mixt is one of Tom’s Liked Places.

30. Mixt

8.3
901 Valencia St (20th Street), San Francisco, CA
Salad Place · Mission District · 6 tips and reviews

Tom C.Tom Coates: A really nice space, not very busy as a rule, good salads. Best to start off with a make your own. You can get a peach green tea and lemonade combination drink which is very nice.