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Brazen Head

Certificate of Excellence
Marina District
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3166 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly bar with good food

Dropped in here for a nightcap and had a tasty draft IPA. My friend went for the corn chowder, which was awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in here for a nightcap and had a tasty draft IPA. My friend went for the corn chowder, which was awesome.

Thank TheStateOfMe
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

You won't find this place without having found it on Tripadvisor or similar. It sits on a quiet corner about six blocks from Fishermans Wharf. The welcome and attentiveness is second to none, and the food is excellent. Well worth taking that short walk away from the Wharf and the expensive tourist traps.

Thank vamshillingford
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We dined here a couple of nights and enjoyed both experiences. Staff very friendly, atmosphere was great and food was very nice. Maybe not a place for young children but if you are looking for a quite intimate place to dine this is it...we also enjoyed the afternoon drinks and mingling amongst the locals, plus it's full service till 1am,... More 

Thank Duzzy
Paralimni, Cyprus
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This little corner pub resembling a typical English corner pub was recommended to us by a gentleman in the bar of our hotel. With no previous knowledge of the Brazen Head we decided to celebrate our Silver Wedding here purely on that recommendation and that of the hotel Concierge. To say that we were not disappointed is an understatement. The... More 

Thank Mithril013
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lovely restaurant, only visiting SF for 4 days but I am so glad we found this place. Simple menu but everything we ordered was delicious! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

1 Thank Hannahjklein
San Francisco
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179 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 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.

Thank Page L
Baltimore, Maryland
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214 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 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 

Thank stan w
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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

Thank Vicky W
Bellingham, WA
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10 reviews
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 

Thank Nancy W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

Thank Charlie_Jane00

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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: American, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • 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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