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Tony Nik's

North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Bar, Pub
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Columbus Ave & Green St in North Beach, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-693-0990
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little known secret in San Francisco. This little bar is well known by the locals but not very well known by the out of towners. Great priced drinks and a great bartering staff. They will take great care of you.

Thank Dave Z
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

In a nut shell, myself and my boyfriend are road tripping around California and I left my phone in the bar to charge up, we had a few drinks and i left it behind, the staff kept it safe for me for 4 days as I came back to collect it! Very happy. Thanks guys and Chad who was looking... More 

Thank Roxiepup16
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Tony Nik's for a drink while waiting for our food from Tony's pizza. Once ready I ran next door, picked up the pizza then came back. Please keep in mind, this bar does not serve food. I did not take the pizza out of the box, simply opened the box to show my friend, at that point... More 

1 Thank ReReMarMar
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This upscale home in the wall was a blast. Drinks were great and so was the service. Very good prices on drinks.

Thank kaecher
Healdsburg, California
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

After a great date night out in the city, dinner, bar hopping, etc. we we stumbled upon this great little bar. From the minute we went in we were greeted by a very friendly bartender and got spaces at the bar. They had fantastic looking hand-crafted beverages and great wines by the glass. The locals crowd wasn't rude or pretentious... More 

Thank SarahJWalker
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Great little Cocktail Lounge. We stopped in while waiting for a table at Tony's Pizza. I had a $9 Espiritu and it was delicious. Strong but good

Thank Alyssa F
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

The bartender could have been a bit more friendly. The atmosphere was great. Great locals and tourists.

Thank A F
Chicago, Illinois
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160 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

Tony Nic’s Café is a bar with a misleading name located in the old Italian neighborhood of North Beach. The host of Café DeLucchi located across the street recommended it to me for before-dinner drinks. It’s has been operating since the early 1930s and retains the look and ambiance from that era. Walk in and you’ll think that you stepped... More 

1 Thank ChiMike606
Denver, Colorado
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This lil hole in the wall spot is great. Our bartender was a bit "douchey" when I noticed a rare bottle of tequila on his shelf, he had a real "this is MY HOOD" attitude. I laughed and enjoyed my company and the ambiance. We ordered a few Grey Goose martinis and headed to the back of the bar. They... More 

1 Thank Brian H
Atlanta, Georgia
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156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Tony Nik's in North Beach is a decades old traditional local's bar where you feel welcome stopping in for a drink. The owners have kept the interior clean and updated without losing the 50's cocktail lounge atmosphere (and without going purposely kitschy retro). Here you get a great hand shaken cocktail or a beer or glass of wine from a... More 

Thank Richard R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
2:00 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
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Columbus Ave & Green St in North Beach, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-693-0990

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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 North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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