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15 Romolo

15 Romolo

Cocktail Bar and Restaurant$$$$
North Beach, San Francisco
192 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • waffle shots
  • burgers
  • happy hour
  • good for a late night
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  • Grantland C.
    Don't come close to closing. At 1:30 they'll tell you you can stay until you finish your drinks and at 1:40 they'll swing by and pour out your drinks because fuck you.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Eater
    EaterNovember 3, 2014
    Need a chill spot for a drink after work? This 16-year-old handcrafted cocktail pioneer hidden off of Broadway 
caters to an old-timey crowd (no TVs here). Their Pimms cup is a neighborhood favorite. Read more
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyNovember 15, 2014
    It's all about the brunch. The hashbrowns are fantastic, like a gourmet McDonalds hash brown (don't lie and tell me you don't have a nostalgic taste for those) and the mushroom omelet is perfection.
    PUNCHSeptember 24, 2015
    With a solid classic cocktail list as well as a number of playful riffs, 15 Romolo has established itself as one of the most consistent and enduring craft cocktail bars in San Francisco. Read more
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 11, 2012
    If nothing on the menu suits your fancy, all of the bartenders have extensive mixology backgrounds and can create a new drink for you…though it’s hard to ignore a freshly made Pimm’s cup. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistMarch 25, 2015
    Scott Baird and Aaron Smith aren't fucking around with the drink menu, which features both adventurous concoctions and creative takes on classics. We recommend the Yellow Bicycle. Read more
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaOctober 31, 2014
    This 16-year-old handcrafted cocktail pioneer hidden off of Broadway 
caters to an old-timey crowd (no TVs here), so it's no surprise their
 Old Fashioned stays close to the first recorded recipe.
  • Fai V.
    Fai VisuthichoFebruary 26, 2015
    Super busy on weekends, more accessible during late nights and weekdays. Cocktails are imaginative and bartenders are super knowledgeable. Kitchen is open late with always delicious food.
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Hands down this is one of the best beverage lists in the country. The cocktails are impeccable (Imperial Suckerpunch, The Firebird, and the Knock Knock were our top picks).
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BleierNovember 12, 2014
    Cute cocktail bar. Also a good spot for brunch. Look for the Romolo street sign and walk up the hill to find this hidden spot.
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 1, 2010
    15 Romolo is serving the best bar food in town (bar category, not restaurant-bar category). And of course, the drinks are among the city's elite. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonApril 1, 2011
    Loved so much about @15Romolo. Back alley ambiance, adorb hipster bartenders, insane cocktail list & killer locally sourced eats. My order: Troubled Waters, Tempura Avocado & Romolo Salad a pulledpork
  • Evan R.
    Evan RachalMarch 5, 2011
    The cocktails are delicious, just ask your waitress or bartender to suprise you; the food is equally yummy, cheap by comparison to other places; get the tempura avocado or the burger dirty south style
  • Amy B.
    Amy BDecember 21, 2015
    Hidden gem in a bit so nice part of town. They will seat you which keeps the crowds down. Great service too.
  • Mauro
    MauroSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The ever-changing cocktail and brunch menu keeps things interesting.. If you're there for brunch, make sure you get the waffle shots! Definitely one of SF's hidden gems.
  • heat
    heatJuly 19, 2013
    Tucked in an alley behind Stripper Row, 15 Romolo is a quiet, nondescript speakeasy that serves light, local foods with strong, tasty cocktails.
  • Graham S.
    Great cocktails. Don't be afraid to order food, too. You won't be disappointed!
  • Crispin M.
    Crispin McCabeDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you show up at 15 Romolo between 5:30 and 6:30 New Year's Eve, I'll buy you one of their excellent Sazeracs, they have a good menu also.
  • Jennifer S.
    They have pitchers of Pimm's cup and Sangria for happy hour. We really liked the grilled octopus at dinner.
  • Yelena D.
    Yelena DSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch in North Beach!!! The skillet hash is delicious! And the punch is worth coming back for every time! Punch Drunk Brunch FTW!
  • Lindsey
    LindseyAugust 1, 2012
    Totally off the beaten path and completely worth it. Delicious and reasonably priced artisanal cocktails and food--get the Pimm's Cup!
  • Emma H.
    Emma HilgartOctober 28, 2015
    This is my favorite bar in the city. The atmosphere is amazing and the bartenders are out of this world!
  • Anessa D.
    Anessa DaileyJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    First of all I don't like chicken. However the baricuas wings are the shit they are adorned with coconut, chili, lime and cilantro. Double yum!! Plus the cocktail program is fantaboulos!
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenJune 8, 2014
    It can be kinda a shitshow, but they have a very good cocktail menu and efficient service, which makes up for it.
  • Bradley P.
    Bradley PeppersJune 24, 2010
    Very trendy and in an aly way that is hard to find. Drinks are creative and the liqour selection is way beyond amazing and extensive. The bartenders are friendly and you should have The Blue Moon Redu
  • Bart C.
    Bart C.May 1, 2013
    This may be minimally helpful, but there's an Icelandic beer on the menu that's relatively cheap and very good -- worth ordering
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara StephensonOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't know what you want, ask the bartender what should go with your favorite flavor (mine is brandied cherries). These kids make good drinks.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 17, 2014
    Nice cocktail bar with knowledgable bartenders. Order a Last Word made with Fernet, you'll love it.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderJune 14, 2015
    The American 76 and the Brazilian are the cocktails to try here!
  • TOMS
    TOMSFebruary 10, 2012
    Gem of a bar – dark and classy – go on a bustling Friday or a quiet Monday to sip their signature drink Track 42 and catch up with an old friend over some tapas.
  • Pedro L.
    Beer is good. Food is espetacular! Place is cool! I recommend!
  • Dapper D.
    Dapper DinerMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the croque madame for brunch. Or get the bone marrow fritters and add them into a yo mama burger.
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnMay 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this neighborhood gem. Great, low price brunch. The pork belly skillet and housemade sangria are delicious.
  • Geoff
    GeoffNovember 20, 2012
    The fried chicken sandwich was on another level. Get it with no pickles and spinach and you'll want another when done!
  • Kirk H.
    Kirk HerlitzMarch 29, 2015
    Great cocktail and beer selection. Nice dark, speakeasy type feel off the beaten path.
  • Nader F.
    Nader FarzanAugust 13, 2014
    A fantastic respite in an otherwise tumultuous stretch of Broadway. The food is as good as the delicious cocktails!
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.June 27, 2015
    Don't forget to check the specials board for some great drink ideas. Or just get the Pimm's Cup.
  • Talton F.
    Talton FigginsMarch 21, 2012
    The pulled pork here is amazing. Glazed in fatty goodness. The owner is from Texas so this is no surprise.
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry DarkoJanuary 21, 2014
    Get the peanut butter burger. "Yo mama style". Add bacon. Don't add cheese. Trust me.
  • Sofie G.
    Sofie GrahamAugust 9, 2014
    It's a little out of the way, but this is a chilled place on weekdays, and a fun bar on weekends. Just another decent bar.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJuly 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the drinks and vibe here, but it's often too crowded to be enjoyable.
  • Yuri K.
    Yuri KyeDecember 3, 2010
    All the food is good. Pixie is awesome. Racer 41 is awesome. Pimm's cup is double awesome. Brandon is awesome. So is Josh. I love this bar!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GioiaMay 27, 2013
    The jukebox promises 7 plays for $2, but have me only 5. Also, did you know that "jukebox" is the highest scoring word with which one can open a game of Scrabble?
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie N.August 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork sliders, $24 sangria pitcher tip 7:30pm and great fried with madras curry Katsup
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesJanuary 17, 2015
    Tiny hidden spot in N Beach - great cocktails and food. Good for brunch
  • Anna P.
    Anna PotterApril 8, 2012
    Best bloody mary I've ever tasted, which is saying a lot, seein' as I'm from north cackalacky!
  • David
    DavidJune 4, 2013
    Excellent cocktails. The Peach blanket BBQ is very flavorful without being too sweet.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarackmanDecember 10, 2010
    Had a sweet gale ale, a rare beer brewed with an herb that went out of style in the 16th century. Reputed to have stimulating effects other beers don't...
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BacksJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for a Kentucky Porch Wash - Amazing Whiskey Drank
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YOctober 5, 2014
    If you're overwhelmed ask the bartenders they're always very knowledgeable about their craft
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