Blackthorn Tavern

Blackthorn Tavern

Pub, Rock Club, and Bar · Inner Sunset
834 Irving St (btwn 9th & 10th St), San Francisco, CA 94122, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    danielle s.
    "Great place to watch UFC Fights"(3 Tips)
    James T.
    "MNF followed by great trivia, is the best way to start the week."(6 Tips)
    "Wed Night great Funky Jazz by the SmokeDaddies & Thurs"(3 Tips)
    joe c.
    "Karaoke Tuesday is great!"(10 Tips)
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  • trivia
  • karaoke
  • smokedaddies
  • ufc fights
  • beer
  • pool tables
  • darts
  • pinball
  • Bloody Marys
  • TVs
  • NFL games
  • margaritas
  • happy hour
  • outdoor seating
  • cider drinks
  • lively
  • casual
  • football
  • Snakebites
  • hangout spot
  • hd k.

    Take the beer survey. Win $500 in beverages! Read more

    hd kang · 1 week ago
  • danielle s.

    Great place to watch UFC Fights

    danielle s · July 28
  • Tapesh B.

    Pool for 1$, can't go wrong there.

    Tapesh Bardia · June 12
  • Sherry L.

    $1 off during happy hour. There are nice booth seats for watching the game.

    Sherry Li · May 10
  • CNN

    Large windows. Spacious booths. TVs practically in your lap. These are a few of the reasons that fans have been returning to Blackthorn, near Golden Gate Park, for more than two decades. Read more

    CNN · January 15
  • James T.

    MNF followed by great trivia, is the best way to start the week.

    James T · October 15, 2014
  • James T.

    Pool tables take up too much space. Would be much better with tables there.

    James T · August 21, 2014
  • James T.

    Can usually bring in Patxis during games and fights.

    James T · August 21, 2014
  • James T.

    Carries every UFC fight. Gets crowded fast.

    James T · August 21, 2014
  • James T.

    Monday trivia, Tuesday karaoke.

    James T · August 21, 2014
  • Niko D.

    Come here for a sports game. Gets busy though. PS you can bring in food from nearby restaurants.

    Niko DeMordaunt · August 19, 2014
  • Len S.

    Free pool during set times, outdoor patio, allows outside food to be consumed inside

    Len Suguitan · August 13, 2014
  • Mitch L.

    Great for a football match as in soccer and a pint. It's a hit too clubby for my taste at night.

    Mitch Lopez · August 9, 2014
  • Jason E.

    Great karaoke!

    Jason Engberg · July 9, 2014
  • Dan K.

    One of my favorite watering holes in the city.

    Dan Kim · November 22, 2013
  • Heather T.

    For the casual quiz group, challenging but not TOO challenging trivia night.

    Heather Terrell · November 18, 2013
  • Jane M.

    Great place to play pool or watch sports games

    Jane Marque · March 27, 2013
  • Greg D.

    Crispin cider on tap is great! Ask for a Guinness + Cider (aka a snakebite ) or do a shot of Fireball + a cider back!

    Greg Dewar · January 30, 2013
  • Greg D.

    Try a snakebite (crispin cider with Guinness) sometime. Very refreshing!

    Greg Dewar · January 13, 2013
  • Erin

    Tip Joe well. He's a great guy.

    Erin · December 29, 2012
  • Scott A.

    Really good Bloody Mary's. Get 'em spicy.

    Scott Askew · December 2, 2012
  • Thomas L.

    Wifi pw: blackthornsf

    Thomas L · October 28, 2012
  • Cesar A.

    Great bar! The bartenders are really friendly and it's a great place to watch sports games.

    Cesar Abella · October 19, 2012
  • Janet T.

    Monday: trivia night

    Janet T · October 2, 2012
  • Rocky M.

    If you suddenly get rickrolled 3 times in a row because some d-bag thought it would be funny to spend 3 dollars on the jukebox, then I apologize in advance. That was me.

    Rocky McGredy · August 27, 2012
  • Party Earth

    Blackthorn hosts some sporting event broadcasts like UFC matchups and big pay-per-view boxing matches. Check the calendar for info. There may be a cover charge, but it’s rarely more than $10 or $20. Read more

    Party Earth · July 11, 2012
  • Julia

    Love this place, best hangout spot

    Julia · June 12, 2012
  • Ted C.

    A lot of douchey losers here

    Ted Conn · June 8, 2012
  • nancy t.

    Trivia is on Monday nights! Starts at 9pm.

    nancy t. · May 18, 2012
  • Chris A.

    The bar is dog friendly!

    Chris Aniszczyk · April 24, 2012
  • phuong m.

    Bloody Marys and football!!

    phuong mai · January 15, 2012
  • frosty

    great place to watch games.. bring tour pup!! and karaoke night is stellar.

    frosty · January 3, 2012
  • Kenneth (KJKendo) F.

    Blackthorn Karaoke Tuesdays! Starts at 9:30 PM. A great staff and down to earth neighborhood people. Darts, Pool, Patio (all night), and of course karaoke. Read more

    Kenneth (KJKendo) Fate Jr · December 2, 2011
  • Alden H.

    Be obnoxious here every Tuesday! It is Karaoke night after all.

    Alden Harburg · September 14, 2011
  • Borden O.

    i don't want my home pub turning into a hipster joint.

    Borden Ornelaz · June 29, 2011
  • cooper b.

    best condition medieval madness pinball table in the city

    cooper bethea · June 24, 2011
  • Kenneth (KJKendo) F.

    Average 12-16 karaoke singers an hour on Tuesday Nights starting at 9:30 PM.

    Kenneth (KJKendo) Fate Jr · March 18, 2011
  • David U.

    Thursday night special - come here after california academy of science nightlife and bring you ticket to get a drink discount

    David Uy · January 19, 2011
  • AskMen

    Every Sunday & Monday the TVs are turned to all the best NFL games, & the rest of the week is packed with trivia, karaoke, & '80s nights. If there's a UFC fight you can count on watching it here. Read more

    AskMen · November 12, 2010
  • joe c.

    Karaoke Tuesday! Fun for all.

    joe chickos · July 21, 2010
  • joe c.

    Hot Pocket playing some bomb music Thursday night!

    joe chickos · July 16, 2010
  • joe c.

    Karaoke Tuesday is great!

    joe chickos · June 30, 2010
  • joe c.

    $1 Margaritas Every Thursday From 9-9:30pmFree Pool And Darts Every Thursday

    joe chickos · March 21, 2010

    Wed Night great Funky Jazz by the SmokeDaddies & Thurs Night Industry night $1 off all drinks, FREE POOL & $1 PINTS of Freshly made MARGARITA's · March 15, 2010
  • Skott B.

    Properly poured Guinness, every time. Good Craic w Zoo Station too.

    Skott Bennett · March 13, 2010

    Yip Wednesday night after 10pm is awsom with the SmokeDaddies · January 7, 2010
  • Heyward G.

    Check out the Smokedaddies on Wednesday nights at 10pm for some solid classic rock covers.

    Heyward Gignilliat · December 7, 2009
  • Justin R.

    don't come on Saturday night it's super crowded, but otherwise a great place...and they take credit cards

    Justin Robinson · August 7, 2009

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