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The Saloon

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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Been to SFO many times but only recently a friend asked me if I had been one of the oldest bars The... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2019
New Delhi, India
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Great old skool Saloon

Lively place with blues band. Great service and reasonable prices too. Would def return to this... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2019
Redondo Beach, California
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1232 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3910
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
+1 415-989-7666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a drink and as we didnt tip straight away (English leave a tip at the end) he wouldn't serve us another drink and kept ignoring our obvious request for another drink, was obviously the end of his shift so the next bar...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank scoopsSouthampton
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Been to SFO many times but only recently a friend asked me if I had been one of the oldest bars The Saloon and promptly I googled it and headed towards it. It is located at the junction of China town and little Italy on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SanjayDhir
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Lively place with blues band. Great service and reasonable prices too. Would def return to this historic bar.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank trippychick2009
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Excellent drink prices!!! Also, Blues Power Band was playing on Sunday afternoon. There was no cover charge.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

An amazing bar with a long history. Great live music on the Friday night that we visited. Very friendly atmosphere. We loved the motherly bartenders!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank greatwalk
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the oldest bars in San Francisco! With lots of risqué history and built in 1865, it still is very popular with young, old, tourists, locals and has great music 7 days a week -not always blues - 4-8pm and 9:30-1:30am ....2nanda...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nginsberg
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Came across this awesome joint walking around and went in for the live music. The band was super good and did a bunch of country and rockabilly! Really fun and cold bud light! I was happy!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Todd S
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Came across The Saloon by accident while walking back to our hotel. It was the live Jazz music that brought it to our notice so we decided to pop in. What a surprise! Its so old and thats not just the place thats old! Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dolina M
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

What a great Monday evening in San Fran we had at this dive bar. We were in search of live music and google pointed is in the direction of this place. We absolutely LOVED the three piece band that played - awesome guitarist, great drummer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kazzym
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited this bar on a few nights very busy and the drinks were cheap compared to other bars in the area the live bands added to the fun and dancing on the floor. This is a cash only bar and recommend when in SAN Francisco...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.
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Gail F
April 7, 2016|
Response from WAMBLI2013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we were staying at the Grant Hotel on Bush Street. I do not know of any hotels. It is in the area called North Beach, a great area with unique shops and restaurants.
Pearl T
January 8, 2015|
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Response from 76MelanieL | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes on weekend nights, I believe it was $5 but during the day and weekdays there didn't seem to be.