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Blackthorn Tavern

Blackthorn Tavern

Pub, Rock Club, and Bar · Inner Sunset
834 Irving St (btwn 9th & 10th St), San Francisco, CA 94122, United States
Closed until 10:00 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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  • trivia
  • karaoke
  • ufc fights
  • smokedaddies
  • beer
  • pool tables
  • TVs
  • darts
  • pinball
  • Bloody Marys
  • NFL games
  • cider
  • margaritas
  • happy hour
  • outdoor seating
  • discounts
  • lively
  • casual
  • staff
  • sports
  • 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
  • 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, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cesar A.
    Great bar! The bartenders are really friendly and it's a great place to watch sports games.
    Cesar Abella · October 19, 2012
  • 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
  • Len S.
    Free pool during set times, outdoor patio, allows outside food to be consumed inside
    Len Suguitan · August 13, 2014
  • Heyward G.
    Check out the Smokedaddies on Wednesday nights at 10pm for some solid classic rock covers.
    Heyward Gignilliat · December 7, 2009
  • Sherry L.
    $1 off during happy hour. There are nice booth seats for watching the game.
    Sherry Li · May 10, 2015
  • James T.
    Pool tables take up too much space. Would be much better with tables there.
    James T · August 21, 2014
  • 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
  • Andrew S.
    Lot of TV's for the viewing of sports and trivia on Mondays!
    Andrew Sprung · January 20
  • joe c.
    $1 Margaritas Every Thursday From 9-9:30pmFree Pool And Darts Every Thursday
    joe chickos · March 21, 2010
  • Jane M.
    Great place to play pool or watch sports games
    Jane Marque · March 27, 2013
  • Alden H.
    Be obnoxious here every Tuesday! It is Karaoke night after all.
    Alden Harburg · September 14, 2011
  • Skott B.
    Properly poured Guinness, every time. Good Craic w Zoo Station too.
    Skott Bennett · March 13, 2010
  • frosty
    great place to watch games.. bring tour pup!! and karaoke night is stellar.
    frosty · January 3, 2012
  • cooper b.
    best condition medieval madness pinball table in the city
    cooper bethea · June 24, 2011
  • Heather T.
    For the casual quiz group, challenging but not TOO challenging trivia night.
    Heather Terrell · November 18, 2013
  • Greg D.
    Try a snakebite (crispin cider with Guinness) sometime. Very refreshing!
    Greg Dewar · January 13, 2013
  • James T.
    MNF followed by great trivia, is the best way to start the week.
    James T · October 15, 2014
    Yip Wednesday night after 10pm is awsom with the SmokeDaddies · January 7, 2010
  • Scott A.
    Really good Bloody Mary's. Get 'em spicy.
    Scott Askew · December 2, 2012
  • James T.
    Can usually bring in Patxis during games and fights.
    James T · August 21, 2014
  • Tapesh B.
    Pool for 1$, can't go wrong there.
    Tapesh Bardia · June 12, 2015
  • Borden O.
    i don't want my home pub turning into a hipster joint.
    Borden Ornelaz · June 29, 2011
  • joe c.
    Hot Pocket playing some bomb music Thursday night!
    joe chickos · July 16, 2010
  • Ashley B.
    Susie, the bartender, is the best!
    Ashley Borne · January 24
  • Erin
    Tip Joe well. He's a great guy.
    Erin · December 29, 2012
  • James T.
    Carries every UFC fight. Gets crowded fast.
    James T · August 21, 2014
  • Dan K.
    One of my favorite watering holes in the city.
    Dan Kim · November 22, 2013
  • nancy t.
    Trivia is on Monday nights! Starts at 9pm.
    nancy t. · May 18, 2012
  • danielle s.
    Great place to watch UFC Fights
    danielle s · July 28, 2015
  • joe c.
    Karaoke Tuesday! Fun for all.
    joe chickos · July 21, 2010
  • Chris A.
    The bar is dog friendly!
    Chris Aniszczyk · April 24, 2012
  • James T.
    Monday trivia, Tuesday karaoke.
    James T · August 21, 2014
  • Thomas L.
    Wifi pw: blackthornsf
    Thomas L · October 28, 2012
  • Julia
    Love this place, best hangout spot
    Julia · June 12, 2012
  • Tiesha P.
    UFC Fights
    Tiesha Perry · April 29
  • joe c.
    Karaoke Tuesday is great!
    joe chickos · June 30, 2010
  • phuong m.
    Bloody Marys and football!!
    phuong mai · January 15, 2012
  • Janet T.
    Monday: trivia night
    Janet T · October 2, 2012
  • Jason E.
    Great karaoke!
    Jason Engberg · July 9, 2014
  • Ted C.
    A lot of douchey losers here
    Ted Conn · June 8, 2012

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