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The Blue Light

1979 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-4224
+1 415-922-5510
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 18, 2018
“The long, long, bar”
Jul 1, 2017
“Good buzz but slow service”
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$$ - $$$
1979 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-4224
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

This was the second stop on our annual "Tomcat Pub Crawl". This is a dark, old-style bar which has a neighborhood feel. It is a sports bar with many flat screens. I was happy about that because the NCAA Regionals were underway and the Cal...More

Thank MaryLouise H
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Popped in here for an hour before taking in a baseball game one Friday evening. Place has a good buzz with a nice atmosphere but it did take a long time - circa 15mins to get served. Very much more a bar than a restaurant,...More

Thank AldosRendos
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...More

Thank Stephen M
Sabrina V, Front Office Manager at The Blue Light, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

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.

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...More

Thank willdriveforfood
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...More

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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...More

Thank Kbbinford
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $10
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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: +1 415-922-5510
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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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