San Francisco | Best Dive Bars
High Tide is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

1. High Tide

5.6
600 Geary St (at Jones), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 24 tips and reviews

Joe B.Joe Bertino: Sit under Eugene and stare at her boobs.

Mr. Bing's is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

2. Mr. Bing's

6.1
201 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Chinatown · 37 tips and reviews

Ethan F.Ethan Fassett: Bruce is the man behind the bar, most often. He is a great guy, tip well!

The Uptown is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

3. The Uptown

8.1
200 Capp St (at 17th St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Mission District · 28 tips and reviews
500 Club is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

4. 500 Club

8.0
500 Guerrero St (at 17th St), San Francisco, CA
Karaoke Bar · Mission Dolores · 67 tips and reviews

elizabeth S.elizabeth Scott: Great dive bar, cash only. Check out the photobooth in back. Monday night drink specials. Read more.

Thee Parkside is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

5. Thee Parkside

8.0
1600 17th St (at Wisconsin St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Potrero Hill · 86 tips and reviews

Ben R.Ben Russo: Beer beer beer. Bands bands bands. The outdoor area is a plus, too. Read more.

Delirium is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

6. Delirium

5.4
3139 16th St (at Albion St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Mission Dolores · 26 tips and reviews
Doc's Clock is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

7. Doc's Clock

7.2
2417 Mission St (btwn 20th & 21st St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Mission District · 75 tips and reviews

Joe B.Joe Bertino: I Spy: I ❤ JUGS

Tempest is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

8. Tempest

8.0
431 Natoma St (btwn 5th & 6th St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · SoMa · 132 tips and reviews

Kevin T.Kevin Twohy: five dollar Jim beam + beer.

Murio's Trophy Room is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

9. Murio's Trophy Room

5.7
1811 Haight St (btwn Stanyan & Shrader St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Haight Ashbury · 28 tips and reviews

Ben R.Ben Russo: A good or weird experience, depending on the bartender. Read more.

Sea Star is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

10. Sea Star

8.4
2289 3rd St (at 20th St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Dogpatch · 17 tips and reviews
Thieves' Tavern is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

11. Thieves' Tavern

496 14th St (at Guerrero St), San Francisco, CA
Whisky Bar · Mission Dolores · 60 tips and reviews

Andrew K.Andrew Knapp: Best bar in the city. PBR + Jameson is always good.

Edinburgh Castle is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

12. Edinburgh Castle

6.9
950 Geary St (at Polk St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 38 tips and reviews

Eris S.Eris Stassi: Try your hand at Trivia on Tuesday nights. Order fish & chips from the place down the street.

Li Po Cocktail Lounge is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

13. Li Po Cocktail Lounge

7.9
916 Grant Ave (at Washington St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Chinatown · 110 tips and reviews

Joe B.Joe Bertino: sunday. soul. funk. the best night ever.

Whiskey Thieves is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

14. Whiskey Thieves

6.7
839 Geary St (btwn Hyde & Larkin), San Francisco, CA
Whisky Bar · Tenderloin · 28 tips and reviews

Corinna P.Corinna P: Whiskey special. $7 for a shot of Bushmills and a PBR. Follow it up with a round of pool and you can call yourself a class act.

Horseshoe Tavern is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

15. Horseshoe Tavern

7.1
2024 Chestnut St (at Mallorca), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Marina District · 31 tips and reviews

Showtime NetworkShowtime Network: A local, no frills bar. Good people, old jukebox, pool table,arcade games. Whether popping in for a Sunday beer or a Thursday night cocktail, it's a great spot to hang without a 'scene'. - Jill

The Little Shamrock is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

16. The Little Shamrock

8.0
807 Lincoln Way (9th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Irish Pub · Inner Sunset · 44 tips and reviews

Joe B.Joe Bertino: So many board games. Win!

Dave's is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

17. Dave's

29 3rd St (btw Market St & Mission), San Francisco, CA
Bar · SoMa · 52 tips and reviews

Travis F.Travis Fears: Pros: Cheap beer and free pretzels. Cons: Might get punched in the face.

The Lucky Horseshoe is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

18. The Lucky Horseshoe

7.5
453 Cortland Ave (at Andover St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Bernal Heights · 8 tips and reviews
The Knockout is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

19. The Knockout

6.9
3223 Mission St (at Fair St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Bernal Heights · 35 tips and reviews

Derek W.Derek Ward: Third Saturday of the month is Booty Bassment--You down with OPP? To the windoooow! My neck, my back... Fun and ridiculous.

Casanova Cocktail Lounge is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

20. Casanova Cocktail Lounge

6.9
527 Valencia St (btwn 16th & 17th St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Mission District · 51 tips and reviews

Jacob W.Jacob White: 1.50 pbr during happy hour

The Page is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

21. The Page

8.3
298 Divisadero St (at Page St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Lower Haight · 94 tips and reviews

Lane B.Lane Becker: Whiskey shot and a beer. Whiskey shot and a beer. Whiskey shot and a beer.

Butter is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

22. Butter

7.3
354 11th St (btwn Harrison & Folsom St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · SoMa · 77 tips and reviews

Karen H.Karen Hartline: You can add bacon to ANYTHING. Just ask!

Lucky 13 is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

23. Lucky 13

2140 Market St (btwn Church & Sanchez St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Duboce Triangle · 92 tips and reviews

Ken R.Ken Rowe: free BBQ summer Saturdays

The Hyde-Out is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

24. The Hyde-Out

5.5
1068 Hyde St (at California St.), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Nob Hill · 17 tips and reviews
Buckshot Bar & Gameroom is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

25. Buckshot Bar & Gameroom

3848 Geary Blvd (at 3rd Ave), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Inner Richmond · 68 tips and reviews
Elbo Room is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

26. Elbo Room

647 Valencia St (btwn 17th & 18th St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Mission District · 151 tips and reviews

Philip J.Philip Jordan: Check out DJ Lucky's Soul Party every 1st and 3rd Sat night upstairs. Classic 60's soul in The Mission...awesome.

Hemlock Tavern is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

27. Hemlock Tavern

1131 Polk St (at Hemlock St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 64 tips and reviews

Jessica A.Jessica A.: Tall boys of pbr!

R Bar is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

28. R Bar

6.4
1176 Sutter St (at Polk St), San Francisco, CA
Sports Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 45 tips and reviews

Richie G.Richie Goodtimes: Anyone who voluntarily drinks Fernet is an asshole.

Hockey Haven is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

29. Hockey Haven

7.2
3625 Balboa St (at 37th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Outer Richmond · 13 tips and reviews

GGGG: check out the playland picture behind the pool table. circa 1918

Dirty Trix Saloon is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

30. Dirty Trix Saloon

408 Clement St, San Francisco, CA
Bar · Inner Richmond · 18 tips and reviews

Joey F.Joey Fameli: NOFX on the jukebox, 2 dollar pints of high life.

Route 101 Bar & Beverage is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

31. Route 101 Bar & Beverage

6.0
1332 Van Ness Ave (at Fern St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 18 tips and reviews

Anthony A.Anthony Allums: Thursday 5 to close 1.75 O'Brien cans and tuesday 2 dollar high life bottles 5 to close

The Buccaneer is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

32. The Buccaneer

6.3
2155 Polk St (at Vallejo), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Polk Gulch · 34 tips and reviews

Doug M.Doug Madey: Fun fact, the New York Yankees have won 27 World Series

Latin American Club is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

33. Latin American Club

7.7
3286 22nd St (at Valencia St), San Francisco, CA
Lounge · Mission District · 126 tips and reviews

katherine k. r.katherine k. robinson: come for the margaritas, stay for the crowd.

The Attic is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

34. The Attic

3336 24th St (btw Bartlett & Osage), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Mission District · 21 tips and reviews

Janet T.Janet T: Sunday and monday happy hour all night

Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Cafe is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

35. Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Cafe

8.0
12 William Saroyan Pl (Columbus Avenue), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · North Beach · 63 tips and reviews

Liz C.Liz Conley: Order the cheese and crackers with your drinks.

36. Nite Cap

6.3
699 Ofarrell St (at Hyde St.), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Tenderloin · 21 tips and reviews
Nevada Club is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

37. Nevada Club

108 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA
Bar · 3 tips and reviews
Minx is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

38. Minx

827 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 26 tips and reviews

J T.J T: Drunken movie night is here every Tuesday. drink specials and the nicest bartenders in town. always free food / snacks!

The Summer Place is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

39. The Summer Place

801 Bush St (at Mason St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 25 tips and reviews

hollerotronhollerotron: fireplace roarin, intimate candlelit tables, susie takes cash only.

Buddha Lounge is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

40. Buddha Lounge

6.7
901 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Chinatown · 31 tips and reviews

Benjamin S.Benjamin Standefer: Beat the bartender at Liar's Dice for a free drink

Blind Cat is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

41. Blind Cat

3050 24th St (at Treat Ave), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Mission District · 48 tips and reviews
Ace's Bar is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

42. Ace's Bar

7.7
998 Sutter St (at Hyde St.), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Lower Nob Hill · 46 tips and reviews

Joe B.Joe Bertino: grab a tallboy and a bleacher seat

Sutter Station is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

43. Sutter Station

5.7
554 Market St (btw 2nd St & Sutter St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Financial District · 30 tips and reviews

Nishan A.Nishan A: go on Fridays and get some free pizza with your drinks!

Club 93 is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

44. Club 93

5.9
93 9th St (Mission Street), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · SoMa · 17 tips and reviews

Rinkesh P.Rinkesh Patel: $10 Beer + Any Shot!!! Tron-like JukeBox!!! Pool Tables!!! Nice lil bar!!!

The Saloon is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

45. The Saloon

7.3
1232 Grant Ave (Fresno), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · North Beach · 60 tips and reviews
The Brown Jug Saloon is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

46. The Brown Jug Saloon

496 Eddy St (at Hyde St.), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Tenderloin · 4 tips and reviews

David L.David Light: This place raises the standard for dive bar, to a new low.

47. 21 Club

98 Turk St (at Taylor St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Tenderloin · 10 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Get a seat by the huge windows, which look out on the intersection of Turk and Taylor streets in the Tenderloin.

Bender's Bar & Grill is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

48. Bender's Bar & Grill

8.3
806 S Van Ness Ave (at 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Mission District · 108 tips and reviews

BravoBravo: Divy San Francisco bar. You can hang your bike inside. Two pool tables and a great beer and cocktail list. Weird fish in the evening. -Laurine Wickett, Top Chef

Gold Cane Cocktail Lounge is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

49. Gold Cane Cocktail Lounge

7.0
1569 Haight St (btwn Ashbury & Clayton), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · Haight Ashbury · 23 tips and reviews
Vieni Vieni Lucky Spot is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

50. Vieni Vieni Lucky Spot

5.9
1431 Stockton St (at Green St.), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · North Beach · 5 tips and reviews
Hawaii West is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

51. Hawaii West

6.1
729 Vallejo St (at Stockton), San Francisco, CA
Dive Bar · North Beach · 12 tips and reviews
Fred's Place is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

52. Fred's Place

7.6
2534 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA
Dive Bar · 11 tips and reviews
Paul & Eddie's Monta Vista Inn is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

53. Paul & Eddie's Monta Vista Inn

8.5
21619 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA
Dive Bar · 19 tips and reviews
Mervyn's Lounge is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

54. Mervyn's Lounge

236 Castro St (btwn Villa & W Dana St.), Mountain View, CA
Dive Bar · Downtown Mountain View · 25 tips and reviews
Beefy's Cabin is one of San Francisco | Best Dive Bars.

55. Beefy's Cabin

7.0
693 Grape Ave (at W El Camino Real), Sunnyvale, CA
Dive Bar · 11 tips and reviews

Eliza B.Eliza Brooker: This place looks sketch as fuck but it is literally the friendliest, wholesome-est, most good natured place I have ever been to. Cannot overstate how lovely the patrons are.