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Players Sports Grill & Arcade

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-981-6300
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“kobe burger” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Ultimate Kobe Burger
"I had the best burger I’ve eaten whilst travelling the west coast"
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2. Great Atmosphere
"4 weeks in San Fransisco and I went over that bar 3 times a week"
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3. Relaxing Environment!
"Warm location on a cold day and quiet spot to sit and enjoy a rest"
Chris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this bar/restaurant by chance as its hidden away in the arcade. Really good drinks at a reasonable price. Good pint of Guinness and gorgeous cocktails. Food looked really good too although we didn't sample it. Well worth a visit.

Thank ap5722016
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Visited several times during our 7 day visit to San Francisco and was attracted to the venue as they had many screens showing sports, especially NBA. Arrived one evening without a booking and the place was packed but the found a bar table close to...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you wanted a window table in the bar you had to stand out front at the hostess table and wait instead of enjoying drinks at the bar spending money waiting for your table? But many others were offered reserved tables before us even when...More

Thank LovingLife4us
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food for a tourist restaurant, although service a little slow at times. Wait staff friendly, just food a bit slow to arrive. Suggest asking for seating near the back of the restaurant as much quieter than near the arcade, plus great bay views.

Thank Brooke L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Players is located in Pier 39 and in addition to food and drink has a games arcade out the back with giant Pac-Man and basket games amongst others. We were seated quickly by a friendly server. I had the lasagna and my wife had a...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sports bar at pier 39. Sports playing on lots of tv screens. Excellent service and great bar type meals. Casual atmosphere. A few families and groups. Kids even can get a $10 games card with their meal to play the few arcade games while the...More

Thank Journey471417
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We were hungry and everywhere around Pier 39 had queues apart from this place, probably as it is at the bottom of the pier. Staff were friendly and attentive. We ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a pasta dish both of which were tasty and...More

Thank David R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The tiki bar is hidden in the back and a little tough to find but has a nice view and was a great experience for our group! Fun little bar!

Thank jb1477
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

A couple friends and I had dinner and drink in the Luau Lounge at Players, the food was great and the cocktails were very good. Great view of the bay also, I would eat here again.

Thank SSxyz
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

If you go at Pier39 in San Francisco don’t skip this restaurant: good food (much better than standard) and very nice services (fast, careful to guest’s needs). It is not expansive at all despite the location

Thank Sibega
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
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at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Beach St. & The Embarcadero)
  • Public Transportation: Located on the Historic F Line Street Car route, Pier 39 has a dedicated stop. There is also direct ferry service from Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-6300
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A bright and energetic restaurant with 35+ HDTVs that broadcast 200+ sports channels, Players also serves up scrumptious Contemporary American fare and fresh seafood. Come for happy hour and cheer on your favorite teams while sipping one of the 15 brews on tap, or engage in friendly competition on the dozens of games at the arcade. For a change of pace, make your way to the new Luau Lounge for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay, including Alcatraz Island and the numerous sail boats. Luau Lounge is the city's only waterfront Tiki Bar, and serves a full menu along with fruity and refreshing Tiki-inspired cocktails! Aloha a la San Francisco!
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