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Top of the Mark

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Address: 999 California St. at Mason St., Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-392-3434
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Description: Sip drinks to piano music while taking in a panoramic city view at this...
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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High up happy hour!

Stopped up for drinks before heading out to dinner since we were staying at the hotel. Great spot and great staff and a great view! Pretty reasonable prices for San Fran and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
NJNanWeiner
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Lincoln Park, New Jersey

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San Francisco, CA
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Native San Franciscan, but hadn't been to Top of the Mark bar for 35 years. I wondered if it was going to be a tourist rip off. I was pleasantly surprised! Went on a Thursday night. A $10 cover charge, which is nominal considering the live band and the view. VIEW: The view from the top of the hotel is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cocktails at sunset at the Top of the Mark should be on your must-do list even if you are only in San Francisco for a couple of days. The 360 degree views of the city are breathtaking and the service really outstanding. If you return, you're likely to be recognised by the staff and you really get such a high... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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367 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The views from the top of this classic old hotel are super. Nice place to unwind after any busy day of activity. Great place for a snack and watching the fog roll in.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was really looking forward to visiting the "Top of the Mark" because I've read nothing but great things about this "attraction." Boy... what a let down. We visited on a Thursday evening around 8:35 PM. There was a horrible "combo" playing loud, off-key and out of time "wanna-be jazz." Even though we were sitting about as far away as... More 

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopped up for drinks before heading out to dinner since we were staying at the hotel. Great spot and great staff and a great view! Pretty reasonable prices for San Fran and a must do if you are in the area.

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Sydney
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Drop in here for a sunset cocktail and snack. Panoramic views over San Francisco through the many windows. Watch the afternoon fog roll in past Alcatraz.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had never been to San Fran before and we actually stayed here for a night as well. The view is fantastic. We grabbed a glass of bubbly on a window seat to celebrate our arrival and a friends engagement. Definitely worth grabbing and cocktail or two to start an evening out!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were staying at the hotel so wanted to check out the TOTM. 5 min wait for a table, which was fine. Seated at the window, nice. Then waited ages for a waitress. Eventually ordered. Service was slow and hard to flag our waitress. Ended up having only one drink as couldn't be bothered waiting. Food was ok. Caviar (anniversary)... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Every visit we make to SF includes a visit to Top of the Mark. My husband first went there after completing his tour of Vietnam a long time ago. This visit we shared the family story with our 2 teenage granddaughters as they enjoyed the beautiful ambiance and spectacular view. Fun getting to see the venerable Mark Hopkins Hotel as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I expected this place to be far more plush. I thought that the room lacked ambience. We (4), were there for sundowners. The room was bare with and odd space vacant in the middle (dances?). A tiny little bar over in one corner. Drinks were OK. No sunset - cloud/mist (not the hotel's fault!).

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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