The Saloon

The Saloon, San Francisco: Hours, Address, The Saloon Reviews: 4.5/5

12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM

4.5
206 reviews
Excellent
128
Very good
51
Average
15
Poor
2
Terrible
10

Gene R
Madison, WI120 contributions
Came for the music
Dec 2019
I play blues, so I know what I was hearing, and it was damned good (almost as good as Chicago). Cheap beer, crowded & narrow, but worth it.
Written November 26, 2020
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Lordloverocket
Manchester, UK14 contributions
Avoid. Overrated and unfriendly.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Went in for a few beers and it was ok. The barmaid, Spark, was awesome. A real warm and friendly welcome. However we returned a few days later and was met with a wall of ignorance in the shape of a 6 foot grunter. I’m only sorry I stayed for 1 beer and tipped him. He couldn’t even be arsed to say by when we left.
My advice. Avoid this bar. It’s nothing special and there are loads more fantastic bars within spitting distance.
Written March 12, 2020
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ucdavis_chick3
Santa Clara235 contributions
Live music treat
Feb 2020
Small, narrow venue but the live blues draws you in! We had to stop in when we heard the live music playing by 4-pc band. Tiny dance floor, rustic and dusty but good vibe. Feels like you have traveled back in time. Good bar service and friendly folks.
Written February 10, 2020
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Northwindblows
Boise, ID66 contributions
Rich history, incredible band, cheap drinks
Jan 2020 • Friends
I went for a weekend girl's trip to San Francisco and am so glad we stumbled upon this place! The oldest saloon in San Fran, established in the 1860's... and a live jazz band started soon after we arrived. They got off the stage and played right next to us and outside the door for a minute! We sat on wooden barstools and looked out the stunning stained glass. Another bonus was the $4 gin and tonics. This city is so expensive is was great to find something that didn't break the bank. Cash only though, so come prepared. Bartender wasn't very friendly but the other co worker and everything else more than made up for it.
Written January 23, 2020
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Dravie B
3 contributions
good music
Jan 2020
Good old time dive bar in North Beach that is a go to on every trip to SF. Live music always excellent, drinks are a reasonable price and bartenders always working. Plan on standing if you don't get there early on for later band.
Written January 17, 2020
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GmaSandra
Port Saint Lucie, FL789 contributions
Fun spot
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a fun spot with good music. Took a while to get a drink. Stick to the beer. The musicians are tipped.
Written January 5, 2020
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Candace K
20 contributions
Amazing blues and music every time we visit SF
Dec 2019
If you like live music, this dive bar in North Beach is the best. Every time we visit SF, we try to go here and the music is always very good. We appreciate how they support musicians. There's always an electric crowd.
Written December 20, 2019
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Backroads and Bookmarks
Fort Mitchell, KY1 contribution
Add The Saloon to Your 'Must-Do' list for San Francisco
Aug 2019
Before visiting San Francisco last month, I asked a friend who used to live there what she would do if she were back in town for a week and "dance at The Saloon" was among her top three. It was wise counsel. My friends and I stopped in and we were hooked. Great music, dancing, laid back atmosphere -- an overall solidly good vibe. Don't miss out on this local gem.
Written September 9, 2019
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Kelsey L
Rochester, NY163 contributions
Dive bar with live music
Aug 2019 • Family
Worth a stop if you would like to hang out with some locals in an old saloon. When we stopped in during the early evening there was a live band playing. Cash only!
Written August 20, 2019
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Robert F
41 contributions
A blast
Aug 2019 • Friends
Fantastic dive bar ... maybe oldest bar in SF... great place , great music and vibe. You can’t go wrong visiting here!
Written August 11, 2019
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