Somewhere deep in the Tenderloin you can find a secretive wooden door, sometimes marked by 'Daddi-Dee' waiting to see if you'll bum him a cigarette or slide him a note. The journey through the less than calm streets to 743 Larkin is certainly worth making because once you step over the threshold from sidewalk to Olive, you'll find a charming little bar with the friendliest staff, a good selection of cocktails and a relaxed, happy go lucky vibe. Thankfully, Olive isn't trendy but it is cool. We love being surrounded by art we can't quite afford and Olive does a good job of displaying lots of desirable wall candy with exhibits that change regularly. It is a small, homely place with high white walls, a polished wooden floor, tall tables and bar stools plus two cubby hole booths, flanking the doorway, where larger groups of six or so can casually gather to eat, drink or do both. Olive is a great place to meet a bunch of people with different needs. Gathering a group of friends together informally can be an organisational nightmare sometimes, you know the score. Different arrival times, some have already eaten, others are starving whilst the rest just want a light nibble. Beer drinkers, wine drinkers, cocktail lovers - whatever - Olive caters for all of these scenarios with ease.