We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Top of the Mark

999 California St. at Mason St., Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA (Nob Hill)
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 281 Nightlife in San Francisco
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Sip drinks to piano music while taking in a panoramic city view at this lofty and elegant Nob Hill hotel bar.

Hotels near Top of the Mark

Write a Review

110 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited this place on our last evening in San Fran to celebrate my birthday. We got all dressed up and went out for some drinks and a view of the city at night. There was a nice relaxed atmosphere and the view was sensational. The music was great, drinks were nice and overall was a nice way to top... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My experience: nice music, great view, good people all around, poor drinks. It's a must see in San Francisco and the view is really amazing. They need to improve a little bit with drinks (at least what I ordered) but I think it's worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Loved this bar with fabulous views of the city and Bay...great position. The fog rolled in suddenly and disappeared as quickly..there was great live music which really added to the atmosphere.Had a great evening here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went to the Top of the Mark to get a night view of the city. Words can't describe it-Beautiful. We had chocolate martinis-very good. We did not have dinner. The bar area is small but there are tables in the area all along the windows. It's definitely something you need to see while in the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Staying with friends & their husbands right across the street, we decided to go to the top of the Mark for drinks. Pricey, of course, but expected! Great service-great views of the city-with the bay & Alcatraz in the distance. One has to do it when visiting this city! Cumin salty nuts were great!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, NE
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped here after dinner at the Tonga Room at the Fairmont~ across the street~ for a nightcap. Raves to have the best view of the city. The fog was thick so I can't comment on that. The club is really lovely. Fancy drinks and all standards. Prices a bit high but you are paying for the view (on a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We are staying in this hotel and this was one of the first places we went once unpacked. It was a great place to start! Relaxing atmosphere with amazing views. Great cocktail menu too. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful views of the city! If you go on Friday or Saturday expect to wait for about 20 minutes. Extensive martini list plus beer and wine. There is also a food menu if you need a snack with your cocktail

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We both love to dance, so we decided to check out the Motown night this past Thursday. Beautiful views, a great band and a wonderful time- we'll be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Top of the Mark also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Top of the Mark? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing