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President Barack Obama Surprises Guests at San Francisco's Twenty Five Lusk

Video posted on Instagram by Alex Dwyer shows Obama greeted with cheers while walking into the trendy South of Market District restaurant and bar.

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    President Barack Obama Surprises Guests at San Francisco's Twenty Five Lusk
    Aymeril Hoang
    President Obama in San Francisco Thursday.

    Folks taking in happy hour at San Francisco's Twenty Five Lusk were treated with quite the surprise when President Barack Obama strolled in Thursday.

    Video posted on Instagram by Alex Dwyer shows Obama greeted with cheers while walking into the trendy South of Market District restaurant and bar.

    "It's pretty cool," Dwyer said of the experience.

    Dwyer, 27, who works at a tech startup just a block away from the restaurant, knew something was up when he arrived for happy hour with co workers.

    "They said there was a special event happening and the whole street was blocked off," Dwyer said.

    Dwyer said anyone entering the restaurant received an "airport security type pat down" before gaining access.

    It was at that moment he had a hunch the president just may be stopping by. And when Obama arrived, it marked the second time Dwyer was able to see him.

    "I met (Obama) during my first year in college randomly when he arrived at my church in South Carolina," Dwyer said.

    Obama earlier in the day landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View. The president is in the Bay Area to headline the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium, where he will make remarks during a partner plenary scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday.

    Other speakers include Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and AOL co-founder Steve Case.

    He will then take part in a Google Portal virtual conversation with entrepreneurs at the university shortly after noon Friday.

    The president is scheduled to depart from Moffett Field at 1:35 p.m. Friday for Seattle, where he will speak at a reception for Gov. Jay Inslee and a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event.

    Obama attended Democratic fundraisers during his last two visits to the Bay Area in February and April.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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