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The Blue Light

Marina District
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1979 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-4224
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

The staff in here were pretty friendly, but not very efficient, always distracted. Had two beers, first one was flat, I tasted another that was't very good, got a second different beer, it was completely flat and lifeless, I left 3/4 of it, the barman saw it but didn't even ask what was wrong. Sticky bar etc.. ... quite nice... More 

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Sabrina V, Front Office Manager at The Blue Light, responded to this review

Stephen, we're so sorry to hear about this experience! We know having the freshest beers on tap is essential & we try our best to ensure quality - mind if we ask what you were drinking? We'd love to make it right. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

We arrived as a party of 2 around 5:30-545 and it was maybe us and perhaps another table in the bar. Then a few more people popped in and out after some sort of running event. We were greeted by the bar tender who also took our food order. We ordered a 4 piece mini sloppy joe app and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a fun place to watch an Alabama game while on a trip to San Francisco. After some research, a couple of options popped up: both on Union Street in Cow Hollow. We picked The Blue Light because it seemed to have a few extra food options compared to its alternatives. That choice didn't... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

I've been living in San Francisco for a couple months now and this little gem is always slamming on a tuesday night with great $2.00 tacos. I would also check out their awesome beer selection and you wont be dissapointed in their quesadillas either! If you are Michigan fan too this is the bar for you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
9:00 am - 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
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1979 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-4224
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 14159225510
For more than 20 years, The Blue Light has been a favorite place to gather on Union Street in San Francisco. Welcoming and warm, The Blue Light's atmosphere is inviting for both locals and visitors to historic Cow Hollow. Having provided a place to both celebrate and drown sorrows through the booms and busts of the last two decades, The Blue Light certainly qualifies as a Union Street institution.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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