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Top of the Mark

999 California St. at Mason St., Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #20 of 279 Nightlife in San Francisco
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Sip drinks to piano music while taking in a panoramic city view at this lofty and elegant Nob Hill hotel bar.
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent views from this 360 degree vantage point at the Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental Hotel! This bar-lounge has tables throughout and patrons are generally agreeable to others sliding between tables to take some photos of the San Francisco skyline. We went just before sunset and caught some great photos of the sun setting past the Golden Gate... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having walked up the Nob and got to the top, the maître d just turned and said 'no shorts'. Not even an ' I'm sorry sir, no shorts allowed'. Rude

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed on the 11th floor and the room was excellent along with the staff. Unfortunately we had fog for the entire time we were there so the veiw was very limited, but the hotel made up for it. It's position is great ideally placed to visit the city by foot or public transport. But be prepared it's hilly!

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice bar. Good layout. Staff were nice. Olives weren't great but the view and the drinks were lovely. I think the pianist was having an off day. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We arrived here at 5.30 just as it opened after spending a jam packed day walking around the city. We were pretty tired and I did feel a little conscious about my dress but I need not have worried they were very welcoming and the service was quick and efficient. The had a fantastic array of Martinis to chose from... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stopped here for a drink and to enjoy the views at sunset. We were dressed appropriately--business casual--no shorts or tshirts. We were told there would be a $10 cover charge and we agreed, shown to a table with a nice view. We sat there for about 10-15 minutes and were never waited on...figured we should trust our instincts and... More

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Houston, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Got dressed up for our one night in the city to go here for drinks before our dinner reservation. They were closed for a private event with no warning, and the staff was rude after taking one look at us. I bet it would have been nice. Glad we made it to Coit Tower for our panoramic view. Went across... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Try to get there for the sunset so you can see views both in the day and at night. Almost 360 view. Live music Thursday-Sunday. Great band. Has dance floor. Drinks and appetizers are pricey but well worth it for a special evening. Best cocktail and tapas I've had in the city. This is a must experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had such a nice time we went back the next day and watched the sun set again while having a couple of martinis. Good views of the city, good service. Only call out is you won't be allows into the bar area if your wearing shorts

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Top of the Mark has been on my "bucket list" for years. My husband and I came to San Francisco just recently and my heart was set on going to the Top of the Mark. We read the reviews and almost were deterred by the negative remarks. But I am so glad we disregarded them.... We had no reservations....my... More

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