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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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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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Iconic landmark building on Nob Hill. Awesome views.

Drink prices may be a little steep (no happy hour prices here), but treat yourself at least once for this memorable visit and enjoy the views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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phoenix
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276 reviews 276 reviews
145 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Drink prices may be a little steep (no happy hour prices here), but treat yourself at least once for this memorable visit and enjoy the views.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just got back from having drinks and a snack at Top of the Mark. We are staying at the hotel and thought we would go have drink. The view was amazing, but was ruined by the bad service. The waiter could only help one table per visit to his area (took 10 minutes to get our... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I try to go to the Top of the Mark every time I'm in San Francisco and it never disappoints. I prefer the daylight or sunset view to when the city is dark, as a lot more details are visible. On weekends after 8 pm, there is often a $10 cover charge, and the music can be, shall we say,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a great place to start an evening out! Relaxed atmosphere with a piano player setting the mood. And the views are stunning..... you can see for miles around, sit back have a drink and watch the sunset over San Fran. Stunning!

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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114 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

On a clear day you can see it all up there! But, the buffet was main event. I can't imagine anything that could improve the spread of salads to meats and fish etc. then the deserts were a final touch. It was expensive but in line with the others in the area. Shrimp cocktail and crab legs to start, salad... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

is there a better view in all of San Francisco ? .. you have to go up for Happy Hour and see the City and the sunset .. Best Sunset Place in SF bar none .. this is a TOP TEN must do in SF !!

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We to the Top of the Mark on a Saturday right when it opened. We got a table with an amazing view of the city as the sunset. There was no cover and had a delicious drink. Everyone was very kind. I would recommend going to watch the sunset or right when it opens to avoid what others are saying... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
58 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The bar/restaurant at the top of the Mark Hopkins hotel is a great place to go to get a cocktail at the beginning of an evening and see the city from a different viewpoint.

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Sacramento
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I came here at 4:45pm on a Saturday (they opened at 4:30) and there was already a 20 minute wait just for the bar. Next time I'll get there right when they open to get a window table. The waiting area is tiny but there's a couple windows to look out while waiting. The views are totally amazing and worth... More 

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Valencia Province, Spain
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Dancing on the 19th floor rooftop bar with a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline is a rarified experience. Located on Nob Hill in the Intercontinental Hotel, the historic bar opened in 1939. What made this locale particularly fun was the live entertainment. On several occasions, I had the chance to listen and dance to the... More 

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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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