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Tony Nik's

Tony Nik's

Cocktail Bar$$$$
North Beach, San Francisco
  • Tips
    Time Out San Francisco
    "right mixologist is on duty."(4 Tips)
    Christian D.
    "The dark and stormy is more stormy than dark."(2 Tips)
    Ross D.
    "One of the best dive bars in SF."(2 Tips)
    Elizabeth B.
    "Fun intimate spot for north beach cocktails."(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon35 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • good service
  • romantic
  • great value
  • casual
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  • SFist
    SFistMay 29, 2015
    A favorite amongst the craft cocktail set, this is an old-school classic that’s equally awesome for a sober smooch early in the night or a make-out sprawled on the back couch just before closing time. Read more
  • G. Saxheart icon on user image
    G. SaxNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to feel like you belong, this is the place. If you want to escape the belonging, just keep walking back into the tiny alcove with a few quiet seats and tables.
  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoSeptember 29, 2014
    Take a trip back in time tonight. This place opened the day after Prohibition was repealed in 1933 and keeps the old-time vibe alive thanks to Atomic Age decor. Cock-tails are a serious business here. Read more
  • Joe H.
    Joe HallAugust 24, 2014
    One of the first bars to open in North Beach right after prohibition. If Devon is bar tending, then you are in good hands. She knows her beer and Tequila.
  • Elizabeth B.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth BursteinNovember 28, 2017
    Fun intimate spot for north beach cocktails. They make a mean french 75 drink!
  • Pavan K.heart icon on user image
    Pavan KulkarniJuly 30, 2017
    Terrific Rick house kinda ambiance . Very cool bartenders , as night gets old floor turns to dance floor and it's hell lotta fun
  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoSeptember 3, 2014
    Cock-tails are a serious business here: there's always a surprise lurking behind the bar if the right mixologist is on duty. Read more
  • Kara P.
    Kara PriceMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the honey whiskey with ginger beer! Great idea from the bartender Victor.
  • Trumer P.
    Trumer PilsSeptember 2, 2010
    Don't be fooled by the run-down sign outside! Originally named Tony Nicco's Café, the owner sold the bar to his friend and bartender who named the bar Tony Nik's in his honor.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 10, 2012
    The seating in the back is sometimes reserved, so make sure to check with the bouncer before assuming the position.
  • Ross D.
    Ross DavisNovember 26, 2012
    One of the best dive bars in SF. Try the Crowd Pleaser.
  • Ben R.heart icon on user image
    Ben RamirezJanuary 26, 2012
    Ask for Tan Ferraris. Like the car. Amaretto, Bailey's, and Kahlua. Kind of gross and delicious all at once.
  • Malcolm O.heart icon on user image
    Malcolm OngNovember 10, 2014
    Great cocktails and nice ambiance
  • Maria F.
    Maria FangrasMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love love love this place and these guys every time!
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney AlundSeptember 22, 2012
    Make sure to visit the "Manhattan style" men's restroom! --Scott S.
  • Rose
    RoseMay 3, 2012
    My sister Dev makes the BEST vodka martinis. Get one! No sweetener ;)
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldNovember 9, 2015
    difficult if not impossible to secure space at the bar. unfortunately that means you'll be quarantined in the back
  • Jenny Y.
    Jenny YoonMarch 3, 2013
    Nowhere close to being a "dive bar" but a nice "hip" joint nonetheless.
  • Meghan E.
    Meghan ElisonApril 26, 2013
    I've seen bigger bathrooms in a prop plane. Nice dive though.
  • Candice D.
    Candice DayoanFebruary 5, 2014
    Friendly bartender!
  • John C.
    John ChungJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if it looks crowded, you can find seating in the back.
  • Brotherless G.
    Brotherless GrimApril 4, 2010
    Sit at the bar. The bartender's way friendly and the drinks are made strong enough for Hemingway.
  • Christian D.
    Christian DiCarloJanuary 28, 2012
    The dark and stormy is more stormy than dark. Choose something else.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great manhattans.
  • Emheart icon on user image
    EmAugust 20, 2014
    Dark and stormy
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchuldtJune 28, 2011
    Ask Darren to make you a Corpse Reviver #2.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MApril 22, 2012
    Have a fernet.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MApril 22, 2012
    Talk Red Sox.
  • Ethan B.
    Ethan BMarch 18, 2011
    This is what a bar should be.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MurphyMay 24, 2009
    make sure to enjoy the luxurious Men's Room.
  • Zoe V.
    Zoe VandeveerMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the St. Ruby
  • Patrick N.
    Patrick NeemanJanuary 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    209 for the gin and tonic...
  • Rohan S.
    Rohan SethSeptember 8, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Got into a fight with Sebastian, the bartender
  • Tommy P.
    Tommy PayneSeptember 30, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    no reason to fight with Sebastian!
  • Mirella M.
    Um bar pra chamar de seu, com mais de 80 anos de historia. A fachada não representa o interior!! Boa pedida para antes ou depois de uma pizza no Tony's!
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