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Brazen Head

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$$$
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Marina District
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3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
415-921-7600
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small restaurant with giant appeal....locals love it.

Shhh- don't tell anyone about this unique, wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Classic SF bartenders who are friendly, remember your name and pour a perfect drink. The menu is varied and interesting and I can't help but dream about their chocolate pot d creme.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Shhh- don't tell anyone about this unique, wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Classic SF bartenders who are friendly, remember your name and pour a perfect drink. The menu is varied and interesting and I can't help but dream about their chocolate pot d creme.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I love the Brazen Head for the warm welcoming atmosphere and consistent pub fare that we have experienced during visits over the past decade and a half. It is a neighborhood gem - with no signs outside - with patrons included all ages - young children to old folks and everyone in between. This is not what... More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very intimate small pub. Very good steak. Liked the quiet atmosphere and the friendly staff. Worth a visit

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Bellingham, WA
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat late and had been to Liverpool Lil's in the distant past, saw that they were closed and this was listed as a "sister" restaurant. We drove by but saw no signs so were a little apprehensive. We went in to find a great spot for a late dinner and drinks with famiiy... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a slightly eccentric bar/restaurant. As far as we could tell the name of the establishment features nowhere on the outside. The service was excellent - welcoming and cheerful. The barman is a character - warm but not "in your face". The whole place has a lot of character, and whilst fairly dark (even the barman used a torch... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stumbled across this place using TripAdvisor Offline (a godsend). A magic little bar, moody lighting, polished wood, and a barman straight out of the 1950s, coming out with cliche bar talk, towel swung across his shoulder. We only had dessert which was a tad too small for the price paid, but it was nice. The mains looked great, and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you didn't have the address you'd never find this place. All it has is its building no in the door. It only takes Debit Cards or Cash, but they do tell you this when they greet you. The beer & cocktails are good & the food is excellent! We shared oysters for starters, then I had the surf &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Little known - getting more well known by the day! Nothing to dislike! They don't take credit cards, but recently started taking debit cards I heard. They don't advertise, but you can find them on Google Maps or YELP. BRING CASH$$$ NO RESERVATIONS! Didn't bother me, I loved the Appletini at the bar while we waited!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just got back from a great meal, what a wonderful place, good drinks, good food and friendly atmosphere. Top notch service. A must go in San Francisco.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I am staying in the area with my parents, after reading a few reviews though this sounded a good place for dinner. My mum had a salad, listed were tomato's but none showed up they were out. My dad had an Angus Ribeye Steak, it was not overly tender, was undercooked and generally didn't taste great. My meals were ok,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 415-921-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 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
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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