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El Rio

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Very unique San Francisco venue

Looks live a typical dive bar (exc for the umbrella drink cocktails) when you walk in but the patio... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
My first visit

I have heard many stories about this place and that it is a Sunday institution for many a people... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2019
Zurich, Switzerland
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2 weeks ago
“Very unique San Francisco venue”
May 31, 2019
“My first visit”
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3158 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-4560
Bernal Heights North
+1 415-282-3325
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks live a typical dive bar (exc for the umbrella drink cocktails) when you walk in but the patio outside is really cool. That patio is also adjacent to the "backyard" of a local lesbian burlesque stage and bar (for lack of better words) that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

I have heard many stories about this place and that it is a Sunday institution for many a people. On my late night visit, it was starting to slow down and many of the customers were starting to move on. I did make it a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reviewed January 27, 2019

I was introduced to the El Rio over twenty years ago having discovered it via a San Francisco edition Lonely Planet. I frequent it now and then, especially when hosting an out of town visitor. It’s a case of ¬¬“Now For Something Different” for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sidneykiwi
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I was assaulted in El Rio bathroom by 3 African Americans. El Rio did not help me , instead they ignored me. El Rio make money out of community issues,so they refused to help or knowledge what happened , because I was not black.Be really...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Frescas F
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Sunday afternoons at El Rio is the place to be if you want good music, good people, and great dancing!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michael L
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Went there about 6 PM on a Monday. Fair amount of happy crowd. Good beer on tap had a couple of dark beers heavy and filling. Margarita was also well shaken and was just about delicious. Music was enthralling.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

It was quiet when I went but still had a good view extended. The staff were friendly and the beer was good. What more could you ask for?

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Swagger like us party once a month def a go to . Great music .day party . Wine specials . What more could you ask for . Great lively crowd . No dress code . Possibility of a cover charge as the crowd comes in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank theniftyTraveler
Reviewed October 12, 2016

My partner and I stopped in here for a drink and to play some shuffleboard when we were in San Francisco the last time we were there. There was a massive concert going on on the patio, and they had very cool patio heaters available...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Alicia M
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A great spot to hear live salsa music on Sunday's. It can be difficult to get to from the Castro by MUNI but if it's a nice sunny day, enjoy the live music and dancing'

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 811timothya
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