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This is a great spot if you're interested in a real, local bar. We came in with a small group, so they were a tiny bit curious as to how we found out about the place (another friend's recommendation).
But, once we introduced ourselves and...chatted a little with the bartender, we felt right at home.
The drinks were well made and they had a good variety of beers on tap and bottled.More
Sweetie's is a tiny neighborhood bar that begs you to stop in. The patrons are very friendly and even found us a place to sit and introduced us to others. Prices were very reasonable and while we didn't have any food, it looked delicious! It...is obvious why the locals love this place so much!More
Sweetie's is an unusual combination of a pool hall, bar and art exhibit. Established in what appears to have been a garage, with extension to one of the home's living area, this modest place has a few seats at the bar, a couple of high...tables with stools close to the bar, then a couple of living room-style tables and armchairs in other corners of the bar. There are a few tables outside on the sidewalk and those seem to be popular, especially with smokers.
A pool table was always in use when we visited. The rough-and-tumble bartender (presumably Sweetie) is efficient and dispenses both drinks and conversation to regulars. She was somewhat less friendly to the overdressed couple that wandered in out of the blue. The Dry martini and the Gin & Tonic were generously poured, but were poorly mixed drinks, much of which was left on the table when we left. Better stick to beer and house wine: you can;t go wrong with those. Eclectic art, including photographs is shown on the walls. These pieces are presumably for sale.More
Walking in, everyone does turn round and look at you but saying a simple hello starts conversations. It seems to be a local bar which people know each other and also the bar tender knows everyone by name and what they drink!
There is a...pool table which is free to use, toilets and the bar are clean.
We had fun talk to the bar lady and some locals!More
Went here twice with a colleague while on business. A small little place that closes at 1030pm since its in a neighborhood. They have one pool table and it's free to play. We played both nights and struck up a game with two locals the...second night. Friendly bartenders, friendly patrons. We didn't eat here but looked forward to hanging out here. Not a place for kids. Like another reviewer said, kind of the Cheers vibe. Would go again.More
We were looking for a place to sit and grab a drink after a long day of sightseeing and we came across this place. It was busy the whole time and everyone was friendly. The bartender was great and a joy to talk to.
Kind of like Cheers, it seems that nearly everyone is known by name to the bar tender. It's such a tiny place that goes back a long way to a picnic table way behind the bar. The pictures back there are a hoot, especially the...one of the Betty Grable look alikes from the 40's lined up at the bar with their backs to the viewer. When we arrived, the woman tending bar was filling in a couple who had just moved into the neighborhood on what's what in the area. We watched her prepare our gin and tonics with a very generous pour and thought we were special. Not so, everyone is special as she did the same for every order. A guy was shooting pool near the front, the bar was full, a couple occupied the tables in the alcove window, and guys were sitting out front under the marquee lights. As for it being called Sweetie's Art Bar, that's a bit of stretch but the decor is fun. And its fame must be more than local because we saw a woman get out of a cab, have her drinks, and then go off again in a cab. It's a find as the late afternoon patrons who filled the place seemed to know.More
The arousing aroma of fresh baked goods is second to none, from the moment that you walk into Sweeties. The baked items are fresh, appealing, delectable and delicious. This cute, quaint bakery shop has something for everyone. During our visit in California, we samples the...chocolate croissants, apricot bar, nutter butter, whoopee pie and red velvet. All of it was amazing! I would highly recommend a visit there but be prepared to gain some weight because you will not have the will power to turn this place down!More
I don't know what's up with the other 3 reviews, but this spot is a small but quirky dive bar between Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach. I work in the area and frequent this bar. Most of the people in the bar are locals and/or...people who work in the area. If your visiting Fisherman’s Wharf and are looking for a quick inexpensive drink away from the tourist madness drop into sweeties.More