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Tony Nik's

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Columbus Ave & Green St in North Beach, San Francisco, CA
(415) 693-0990
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun lil gem!

This lil hole in the wall spot is great. Our bartender was a bit "douchey" when I noticed a rare bottle of tequila on his shelf, he had a real "this is MY HOOD" attitude. I laughed and enjoyed my company and the ambiance. We ordered a few Grey Goose martinis and headed to the back of the bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Brian H
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This lil hole in the wall spot is great. Our bartender was a bit "douchey" when I noticed a rare bottle of tequila on his shelf, he had a real "this is MY HOOD" attitude. I laughed and enjoyed my company and the ambiance. We ordered a few Grey Goose martinis and headed to the back of the bar. They... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Tony Nik's in North Beach is a decades old traditional local's bar where you feel welcome stopping in for a drink. The owners have kept the interior clean and updated without losing the 50's cocktail lounge atmosphere (and without going purposely kitschy retro). Here you get a great hand shaken cocktail or a beer or glass of wine from a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We waited for a table at Tony's Pizza and had a nice drink next door in this cozy and friendly bar. The bartender was attentive but not hovering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Popped in on recommendation from a friend and got a very warm reception from David the bar tender who also introduced us to a couple of locals who came in. All were friendly and welcoming and gave us some great restaurant recommendations. Went back again later in the evening and there were more people in so atmosphere was good and... More 

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New City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

What a great little neighborhood bar. Great drinks, dark, great lighting with a fun crowd. Super narrow bar with a great bartender named Dave. You have to hit this little place up in a hip part of SF. Everyone that sipped their drinks seemed to be a local. Nothing better than drinking in that environment!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We asked a local for directions to a different bar and he didn't know where it was but was willing to walk us the two blocks to Tony Nik's. A narrow bar that is seldom crowded and everyone we met lived within several blocks but most were either on that block or within a few. Super nice patrons, nice bartender... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Cool little bar in North Beach with surprisingly friendly/attentive bartenders, considering how crowded it gets. Drink prices are reasonable, if not slightly on the high side, but this is SF. The bar area is very small and is immediately when you walk in so if it's crowded, it's hard to find a place to stand and navigate through people. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Enjoyed a great cocktail with my husband. This doesn't look like a great place from the street. Dave our bartender was warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. We'll add this stop to our future visits.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

This is a small, but tastefully designed area to sit and relax after a long day of sightseeing. I was impressed that the person at the end of the bar was actually the architect that had designed the interior. He was Irish, and loved to tell Irish jokes. We talked to several locals who worked in the food industry and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Columbus Ave & Green St in North Beach, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 693-0990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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