Thursday, December 30, 2010

If you are looking to share a glass of bubbly before or after the waterfront fireworks on New Year’s Eve, Knuckles is featuring $5 glass of sparkling wine all night. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

For those that want to stay out of the kitchen on Christmas, check out Knuckles with their three-course, $30 menu…includes on glass of red, white or sparkling wine. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tasty Winter Drinks at Knuckles

Knuckles features some tasty winter drinks throughout the holidays: Candy Cane Martini; Blizzard Cocktail; and Red Hot Chocolate. Cheers ~

Candy Cane Martini: 1.5 oz Godiva Liquor; 1 oz Ketel One Vodka; .5 oz Amaretto di Saronna --- shake, strain, serve up in candy cane rimmed, chilled Martini glass

Blizzard Cocktail: 1.25 Jameson’s Irish Whiskey; .5 oz Bailey’s; .5 oz Frangelico; coffee; top with Grand Marnier

Red Hot Chocolate: 1.5 oz Chambord Raspberry Liquor; hot chocolate, made with milk; whipped cream topped with chocolate shavings

Check out the demo...

Monday, December 13, 2010

In the Neighborhood...


The Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District will once again join the St. Francis Yacht Club to present the oldest and largest lighted boat holiday parade on San Francisco Bay. More than 75 boats festooned with lights & holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront Friday, December 17, 2010 starting at 6:00pm.

A holiday tradition since 1994, this year's parade will include members of St. Francis Yacht Club, Fisherman's Wharf Fishing Fleet, Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the PIER 39 Marina. The parade route will begin at 6:00 pm just east of PIER 39.

Spectators can get a great view from the walkway along the Aquatic Park, PIER 39 Marina Green, and Crissy Field Beach. Restaurants along the Wharf will also offer a fantastic vantage point as well as traditional holiday menus.

The Fisherman's Wharf Fishing Fleet boats will stay lit until January 9, 2011. After the parade, viewing of these spectacular lights can be seen most prominently on Jefferson Street between Jones & Taylor Streets at the Sportfishing Harbor.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Check out Knuckles for Special Football Offers:

- For NFL Sunday and Monday Night Football enthusiasts…enjoy $1 off Coors Light & Miller Lite Drafts, $15 buckets of 5 Coors Light & Miller Lite bottles. Wear NFL jersey to receive 20% off food bill! $5 Bloody Marys from 9am-1pm (on Sundays only).

- Wanna catch the college or Thursday night football action? Check out Knuckles…with $1 off Bud Light & Bud Drafts, $15 buckets of 5 bottles. 20% off food costs for all those in team gear.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Discover Top Ten Reasons to Ring in the New Year in San Francisco, and TAKE THE (HYATT) ELEVATOR HOME THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE

Named the #1 best city in the USA in the recent Conde Nast Traveler 2010 Readers Choice Awards, San Francisco is the ideal destination for celebrating the new year. And, Hyatt has got you covered with packages from San Francisco’s most luxurious waterfront hotel Hyatt Regency San Francisco and the best hotel in the city’s most popular destination Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf. Additionally, in order to help plan an itinerary worth celebrating about, the two hotels have compiled a list of the Top Ten Reasons to Ring in the New Year in San Francisco.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco New Year’s Eve Bayviews and Bubbles Package:

Located right at the center of action for the city’s fireworks celebration, Hyatt Regency San Francisco is offering rates on New Year’s Eve for as low as $219 for a guest room for two people as well as full breakfast buffet on New Year’s Day (which is available to anyone staying over on New Year’s Eve). For those who want to stay indoors and enjoy the festivities in a more exclusive atmosphere, the hotel has the Bayviews and Bubbles upgrade option in Regency Club. For an additional $150, guests will have exclusive access to the private Regency Club; entertainment; sparkling wine; and hors d'oeuvres. For reservations and information, visit or call (800) 233-1234.

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf New Year’s Eve Amour Package:

Designed for couples who want a romantic option for New Year’s Eve, the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf’s New Year’s Eve “Amour Romance” package sets the stage. Starting at only $299, the package includes: accommodations for two, for one night; full American breakfast for two (room service or in Knuckles); bottle of sparkling wine; chocolate covered strawberries; turndown service (on request); and late check out to 2:00 p.m. (on request). For reservations and information, visit or call (800) 233-1234 and click on or ask for the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf “Special Offers.”

Top Ten Reasons to Ring in 2011 in San Francisco:

  1. Chill at the “Mother of all New Years” with Mike Posner at Regency Center
  2. Ring it in with the San Francisco Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
  3. Walk, bike, run or skip across the Golden Gate Bridge to start the new fitness regime
  4. Enjoy a City Lights Cruise aboard Red and White Fleet
  5. Share a hot fudge Sundae at world famous Ghirardelli chocolate
  6. Climb half way to the stars aboard one of the city’s iconic cable cars
  7. Steal a kiss atop the Filbert Steps before joining the crowd at Coit Tower to view panoramic views of the bay
  8. Take a 30-minute flight-seeing tour of the bay with San Francisco Seaplane Tours
  9. Rent bikes or roller blades and head out to the 240 miles of scenic Bay Trail
  10. Waterfront Fireworks show on New Year's Eve!

Christmas at the Wharf

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Travel Mom, Emily Kaufman, is featuring a contest in which one luck winner will receive a weekend stay at Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf; tickets for a Red and White Fleet Bay Cruise; and PIER 39 VIP passes.

Discover Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate the Holidays in the City-by-the-Bay, and PACKAGE YOUR ITINERARY UP WITH THE GIFT OF SAN FRANCISCO ON SALE RATES

Named the #1 best city in the USA in the recent Conde Nast Traveler 2010 Readers Choice Awards, San Francisco is the ideal destination for celebrating the holiday season. And, Hyatt has got you covered with a package from the best hotel in the city’s most popular destination Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Additionally, in order to help plan an itinerary worth celebrating about, the hotel has compiled a list of the Top Ten Reasons to celebrate the holiday season in San Francisco.

Designed for those that have great value in mind, both hotels’ “San Francisco on Sale” holiday packages include $25 food and beverage credit as well as the Shop SF/Get More savings card, which features special offers and discounts from more than 200 retailers around the city. This offer is available exclusively at Hyatt from November 19 to January 6.

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf “San Francisco on Sale” Holiday Package:

Rates start as low as $161. For reservations and information, visit or call (800) 233-1234 and click on or ask for the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf “San Francisco on Sale.”

Top Ten Reasons to celebrate the holiday season in San Francisco:

  1. Kick off the city’s holiday season at the official Hyatt Regency San Francisco launch party on November 19 and watch it snow at the hotel every day (11/19-12/31) at 1pm, 6pm and 8pm.
  2. Use your Shop SF/Get More savings card at PIER 39 and check out the dramatically decorated tree and environs.
  3. Got foodies on the shopping list? Check out all the culinary gifts at the Ferry Building.
  4. Hop aboard a City Lights Cruise on Red & White Fleet, with convenient boarding at Pier 43½.
  5. Go ice-skating on the waterfront at Embarcadero Center’s holiday ice rink.
  6. Buy the special holiday edition chocolate squares at Ghirardelli Square or indulge in your favorite chocolate treat at the soda fountain.
  7. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa in Eclipse Café: December 4, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19 (8:00am–Noon).
  8. Visit Christmas with Walt Disney, a special screening of The Nutcracker Suite, Pluto's Christmas Tree and scenes from the television Christmas specials, (11/26-12/31).
  9. Take in the 2010 Great Dickens Christmas Fair (11/26-12/19).
  10. Be a spectator during the December 17 Holiday Lights Boat Parade…best viewing along the Fisherman’s Wharf waterfront.

Friday, November 19, 2010


In order to provide yet another reason to visit San Francisco’s #1 destination, Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf will debut the popular Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show in one of the hotel’s private facilities.

Presently, Dinner Detective “episodes” staged to date, are as follows: Friday, December 10; Saturday, December 18; and Friday, December 31. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with a cash bar available, prior to the 7:00-9:00 p.m. dinner show.

Priced at $74.95 per person, bookings can be made by following this link:


Cocktail hour = Passed hors d'oeuvres

Salad course = Caesar Salad

Entrée selections = (a choice of) Pasta Primavera;

and Short Ribs or Grilled Chicken Breast with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes

Dessert* = Cheese Cake

Included beverages = Iced Tea or coffee with free refills

Full bar available for purchase of other beverages

*Upgraded option (per couple) dessert/bottle of Sparkling Wine - $35

For those who want to take the elevator home after the dinner show, Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf is offering a special 10% discount off of the hotel’s Hyatt Daily Rate (based on availability) Guests must use code “DINNER” when booking at

The Dinner Detective

Now the largest Murder Mystery Dinner Show in the United States, The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show was voted 2007, 2008 and 2009 "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver. Having worked in the professional theater, TV and film industries for over 20 years, the collection of actors and producers have mastered the art of improvisational theatrical role playing and have ultimately created the perfect evening of entertainment. By hiding the actors among the customers and leaving everyone to suspect who is part of the show and who is not, the events are proven to be very engaging.

The Dinner Detective was founded on three simple ideas: to create a show with no hokey costumes, no lame scenarios and no campy dialogue. Having produced thousands of public and private shows and entertained tens of thousands of customers since the Los Angeles grand opening in November 2004, The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show is at the forefront of interactive dinner show entertainment. Specializing in everything from Fortune 500 company parties to individuals celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries, the options are very flexible. The Dinner Detective strives to engage all of the senses from the moment guests walk through the doors and they meticulously keep the focus on the overall entertainment experience.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Specials at Knuckles!


Sunday and Monday(during NFL games): Coors Lights & Miller lite $1 off drafts $15 for buckets of 5.

$5 Smirnoff Bloody Mary Sunday from 9am-1pm

Thursday & Saturday (during the game) Budweiser and Budlight $1 off drafts $15 for buckets of 5.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Hyatt At Fisherman’s Wharf is dishing up their interpretation of the traditional feast for those who would prefer to enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, November 25) out of the kitchen. Located at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, the recently renovated Knuckles at the Wharf will be open from Noon to 9:00 p.m. and is featuring a three-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Hideki Myo. The price is only $30 per person for the three course meal, which is as follows: choice of Kabohcha Squasd and Maple Potage Soup OR Classic Caesar Salad; Roasted Turkey with Apple-golden Raisin Stuffing, Smashed Yukon Gold and Green Beans; Sweet Potato Cheesecake OR Pumpkin Pie; with one glass of house wine or house sparkling wine. Knuckles is located adjacent to Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf at 555 North Point Street in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. For Reservations and information: (415) 486-4303

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Explore San Francisco video from Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf

Knuckles at the Wharf is celebrating the World Series destined San Francisco Giants with two new cocktails, in honor of the players that won game #6 against Philly:
"Bearded Wilson" = $5; half of Blue Moon and Guinness beers
"Uribe Popper" = $6; Tequila, soda and splash of Kahlua

Go Giants...get those Rangers, Cheers ~

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

From the LA Times....

If you've wondered whether Al Capone or Robert Stroud (the “Birdman”) haunt Alcatraz, an upcoming cruise-tour might let you glimpse a specter.

The long-established Red and White Fleet plans to launch a “City Lights Cruise” next month that will depart around sunset. It will cruise along the San Francisco waterfront past Ft. Mason, the marina and the Presidio and then loop around the infamous former prison island, among other sights. It will also cross under the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

Passengers on the two-hour cruise can enjoy a buffet, live entertainment and a free beverage, including beer or wine. Seating will be both outdoors and inside the heated cabin.

The trip, including food, costs $54 for adults and $36 for ages 5 to 17; children under 5 are free. The cruise will depart from Pier 43½ at Fisherman's Wharf at 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 12 to March 30. Reservations are recommended.

Info: Red and White Fleet, (415) 673-2900.

Read the whole story here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hyatt hotels of San Francisco announced the introduction of 25 Respire rooms at Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf . The new accommodations are hypo-allergenic rooms, purifying the guest experience for travelers. Designed for all guests, but especially suited to those with asthma, allergies and other respiratory sensitivities, the Respire by Hyatt Hypo-Allergenic Rooms, powered by PURE Solutions NA, are designed to eliminate up to 98 percent of airborne viruses and bacteria, as well as pollen and other irritants commonly found in indoor environments.

Each Respire by Hyatt room utilizes PURE’s state-of-the-art purification techniques. Each hotel room is treated comprehensively to minimize allergens and irritants for all surfaces and fabrics. Additionally, all mattresses and pillows are encased in a protective hypo-allergenic covering. The air in the room is continuously circulated through a medical grade purifier, filtering out up to 99 percent of impurities. The room is maintained and re-certified every six months. For Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf guests, this means the air in Respire by Hyatt rooms on average is 10 times more pure than outside air due to lower particulate counts. For more information, please visit

Our next Sip & Savor event is coming up soon! Join us Tuesday, October 26, as we team up with DeLoach Winery for an amazing three course tasting menu.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Senior Moments at The Wharf

As the best hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf recently introduced an enhanced “Senior Moments” room package for those 62 and older. Through December 30, 2010, guests 62 and over can book the hotel’s senior rate offer, which is up to 25% off of rack rates starting at only $152. Additionally, as an enhanced benefit, Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf has teamed up with PIER 39 to include the PIER 39 “Fun Pack” booklet, which includes special offers from attractions, restaurants and shops. Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf is conveniently located to so many of the popular San Francisco attractions that appeal to senior travelers, including Fisherman’s Wharf, PIER 39, Ghirardelli Square, PIER 39 and the Cable Cars, to name a few. The hotel resides at 555 North Point Street, San Francisco, California, USA 94133. For reservations and additional information, visit* or call (415) 563-1234 or toll free (800) 233-1234. (*direct link to offer)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Go Giants!!

Go Giants!!!!! This is their first trip to the play-offs for seven years and they are playing like champs…creating a new kind of history! Let’s hope they win tonight!


Back in the day, when the Giants moved from New York to San Francisco, they played in Seals Stadium (at 16th and Bryant streets) for their first two seasons. In 1960, the Giants moved to Candlestick Park (aka "The Stick"), a stadium built on a point in San Francisco's southeast corner overlooking San Francisco Bay. The new stadium quickly gained a reputation for being one of the most inhospitable in baseball, with swirling winds, cold temperatures and impenetrable evening fog. But, it stood its ground when the earth below shook violently during the 1989 World Series with a magnitude 7.1 earthquake during the pre-game ceremonies of Game 3. Eleven years later, in 2000, after 40 years at Candlestick Park, the Giants bid a bittersweet farewell to their old home and relocated to a new, privately financed downtown stadium. Originally know as Pacific Bell Park, then renamed SBC Park. However, since 2006, the Giants ballpark has been known as AT&T Park, and sits on the shores of China Basin (referred to as McCovey Cove by Giants fans). As of this posting, the Giants are one game up against the Atlanta Braves for the National League title.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cocktail Hour at The Wharf - and the Winner is.....

The winning name is...“Red Hot Chocolate”

Created by Rick Lupo, Head Bartender at Hyatt's Knuckles at the Wharf

Cup of hot chocolate (made with real milk)

1½ ounces of Chambord Liquor

Whipped Cream

Chocolate (grated) shavings

(Combine the above ingredients into a glass mug or your favorite coffee cup)

Thanks to all who participated in the naming contest!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Introducing Meet and Be Green Program and Promotion

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf has just launched Meet and Be Green, a new program that encourages guests and planners to make green choices for their meetings. In order to Meet and Be Green at Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, planners and meeting attendees will pledge to take these ten steps to “go green” during their meeting:
· Recycle during the meeting
· Use products with 100% recycled content
· Print materials locally
· Minimize shipping
· Rather than setting materials at every seat, place meeting materials, such as handouts, notepads, pens, etc., in a central location so attendees can take as needed
· Maintain room temperatures at an appropriate level
· Eliminate disposable water bottles
· Minimize use of other disposable products such as plates, cups, napkins, and utensils
· Select locally grown seasonal foods when planning the menu
· Plan ahead for the meeting to make it easier and more economical to keep the meeting green
Dedicated meeting planners at Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf will help source products with 100% recycled content, find local suppliers, and maximize efforts to reduce waste to create a meeting experience that exceeds expectations and helps the environment at the same time. To discuss Meet and Be Green options, meeting planners should contact the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf sales team at (415) 486-4410 or

For new meetings booked by December 30, 2010, and held by March 31, 2011, groups participating in the Meet and Be Green program at Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf will be eligible for a 3% rebate on qualifying charges on the master bill. Meet and Be Green is one of the latest additions to Great Happens, Hyatt’s ongoing campaign to emphasize the power and importance of in-person meetings.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hyatt Card Weekend Itinerary

“Explore” The Weekend Package

For those who want to get out and really enjoy the adventures of San Francisco, the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf features the “Explore Local Discovery” Package, which includes two cable car passes for unlimited use. Whether it’s “climbing halfway to the stars” or just getting from one place to another, the cable cars are not only the city’s most iconic landmark, but a charming and environmentally friendly means of transportation. And, to complement the special room package, the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf has bundled theweekend together with a recommended itinerary of options, as follows:

1. Start the weekend by checking into the hotel in the afternoon, then take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub.

2. Before heading out for dinner, check out the wine list at the hotel’s Enoteca Musto wine lounge and order up a glass of a local, California wine.

3. Now, you’re all set to enjoy one of many neighborhood restaurants…all within walking distance. Our favorites are McCormick and Kuleto’s at Ghirardelli Square for fresh locally-inspired cuisine; Scoma’s for just off the boat seafood; or Boudin’s where freshly made sourdough bread and a host of upscale Fisherman’s Wharf favorites are served.

4. If you need a little pick me up, and you’re not ready to call it a night, head to the Buena Vista for one of their famous Irish Coffees…yummy!

5. Not ready to call it a night? Be sure to stroll along the waterfront before heading back to the hotel…to work off some of those calories. If the night is still young, and you’re interested in taking in tunes from one of the city’s live bands, head to Jefferson Street where Lou's Pier 47 Restaurant and Blues Club offers up live music. Otherwise, make use of your cable car pass and hop on board one of these historic San Francisco icons…it’s nighttime when the mood is most magical.

6. Nighty night…and sweet dreams.

7. Saturday morning should start with the amazing buffet breakfast in Knuckles at the Wharf, conveniently located at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the best value for the money…and you can fuel up for the day, if you so choose.

8. Next, climb the notorious Filbert Steps. This unique “stairway to Heaven” leads up to Coit Tower, with gardens ad sculptures guiding the way up to a phenomenal, panoramic view of the bay at the top. After you get your blood pumping and have taken in the views, choose from a huge assortment of diversions, in and around the neighborhood:

- Wend your way through PIER 39’s new mirror maze.

- Board one of Red and White Fleet’s vessels for a California Sunset Cruise or one of the city’s “original bay tours.”

- Walk the decks of the tall ships and stroll along the Hyde Street Pier, home of the world's largest collection of historic ships by tonnage, where visitors can board several National Landmark vessel.

- Explore the National Maritime Museum and the USS Pampanito Submarine Museum.

- Take a 30-minute flight-seeing tour of the bay with San Francisco Seaplane Tours.

- Rent bikes or roller blades and head out to the 240 miles of scenic Bay Trail

9. After your full day of exploration, check in at Knuckles for one of Bartender Rick Lupo’s famous signature cocktails…my favorite is the Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini.

10. Then, you’ll want to head up to your room, order room service and make it an early evening…tomorrow is another day.

11. Sunday morning is a grab and go kind of day. So, before you head out for a day trip to the wine country with Grand Limousine or a half day city tour aboard Tower Tours, you’ll want to grab a loaf of sourdough bread and maybe some cheese and fruit at Boudin’s before heading off for another day of adventure. (Note: the hotel’s concierge can assist with reservations) Be sure to ask for a late check out or pack up and have the hotel hold your bags for the day.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cocktail Hour at The Wharf

Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini

Created by Rick Lupo, Head Bartender at Hyatt's Knuckles at the Wharf

2 ounces of Ketel One Vodka

½ounce of Chambord Liquor

Splash of simple syrup

Fresh squeezed lemon

(Combine the above, shake with ice until nice and cold, pour into a chilled martini glass that has been coated with a rim of sugar, garnish with lemon twist and a raspberry)

New Chef at The Wharf!

Hideki Myo has just been appointed as Executive Chef of Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf where he will oversee the recently renovated Knuckles at the Wharf, the new Enoteca Musto, all of the hotel’s banquet and catering needs and room service.

Chef Myo brings an extensive culinary career of sixteen years to the hotel where he will incorporate his vast array of cooking techniques and culinary influence. Chef Myo joined the Hyatt family over eight years ago at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. He worked his way through the ranks as Sous Chef, Banquet Sous Chef and eventually Executive Sous Chef. His culinary background also includes positions at the renowned Westin St. Francis in Union Square, San Francisco as well as the Westin Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. His cooking style is influenced by French and Asian techniques while incorporating fresh California, local organic and sustainable foods.