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Smuggler's Cove

Open Now: 5:00 PM - 1:15 AM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 1:15 AM
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My GF and I were in SF and thought of going to The Fairmont's Tonga Room for drinks until I did... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2018
harley m
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you love rum and cocktails this is the place.

Fantastic out of the way place for great cocktails. Tucked away behind a Discreet facade. The bars... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3179
+1 415-869-1900
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, they do have a good rum selection. But for me the place seemed smoky, and the drinks arent cheap. Also the service staff wasnt the greatest!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank tmuc
Reviewed December 22, 2018

My GF and I were in SF and thought of going to The Fairmont's Tonga Room for drinks until I did some research and found The Smuggler's Cove. Glad I did. The bar opens at 5pm and there is usually a line out front to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic out of the way place for great cocktails. Tucked away behind a Discreet facade. The bars are spread over three floors with bars at the top and bottom. Seating is limited and the place gets packed. Well worth a visit as the cocktails are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

My husband and I were eating at another bar and mentioned to some locals we were going to the Tonga Room. They said we had to try this place first and we were glad we did. Typical tiki bar in that our Uber pulled up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank trav1960
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tiki bar. Highly professional mixologists that have specialized in their craft. Drinks are fabulous but unfortunately many are not served in traditional tiki mugs ( too many people were walking away with them). Tried the “Three dots and a dash “ and traditional the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Off the beaten track, dark, busy and atmospheric bar. Great service and a fantastic cocktail menu. Well worth seeking out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JamesSkinner
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Hidden away behind a commercial frontage is this great tiki bar, if you didn’t happen upon it in a google search or been told by a friend then you wouldn’t know about it but that all adds to the charm. Cocktails are second to none...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bastill84
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Visiting family in SF and they brought us here to their favorite bar. So much to choose from - bartenders can help you decide! Sort of cramped but we found a spot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank visagegyc
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Doesn’t look like a bar from the outside, spot the bouncer to know where it is. Once you’re in it’s like being transported through time. A fantastic atmosphere with fantastic cocktails!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kellyfletcher28
Reviewed August 16, 2018

You step in through the unassuming exterior, step through a black curtain and are transported to somewhere in the south seas! Everything about this place is excellent. The decor, the layout, the space, the drinks, the service, the music, cleanliness!! Everything is top notch. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 3, 2018|
Response from sfimporter | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. It’s more of a dive than anything. We got their at 5 on a weekday, and there was still plenty of room when we left at 7:30.
January 30, 2018|
Response from Lilhoff70 | Reviewed this property |
No food, but a must visit location! Very strong drinks and authentic decor. We will be back next time we are in the city!
Mark B
August 21, 2017|
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Response from JohnDoe969 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a parking structure nearby on Gough & Grove. It's called the Performing Arts Garage. It's owned by the City so the rates are reasonable