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Comstock Saloon

Comstock Saloon

Cocktail Bar and New American Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, San Francisco
205 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • live music
  • punch
  • jazz music
  • pickled eggs
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  • Island Bruin
    Island Bruin1 week ago
    Ask the bartender to make you a cocktail off the menu- their choice. They will ask a few questions and then come up with a great drink.
  • Papa S.
    Papa SMay 14
    Great whiskey bar and bar food.
    Upvoted May 18
  • Emily Y.
    Boot to the Head - Four Roses Bourbon in a tiny boot glass and a short Anchor Steam
  • Alexandra P.
    Cocktails a great, a bit on the light side, but good!
  • J K.
    J KJanuary 17
    Two Anchor Steams ($6 each) and a free lunch. Fancy lunch, but have to buy two drinks first. (OH DARN)
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueDecember 22, 2016
    Get a cozy booth and sip on the proper cocktails the fine barmen and women of Comstock prepare. Pass on the food which is greasy and heavy, though the Spéculos marshmallow cookie is silly good.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeDecember 11, 2016
    Cozy small bar. Nice drinks and oysters!
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Classic cocktails, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wide selection of spirits. My go-to is a gin martini with extra olives.
  • Eriks S.
    Eriks StralsNovember 22, 2016
    Pisco punch!
  • Eriks S.
    Eriks StralsNovember 22, 2016
    Pisco punch FTW. Awesome live music too!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DysonSeptember 26, 2016
    Fancy drinks and cool monkey lights around the bar.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonSeptember 10, 2016
    Come and hear Katy sing- she's the bomb.
  • Jones
    JonesAugust 29, 2016
    Old fashion, Manhattan and the service were good
  • Don N.
    Don NoAugust 24, 2016
    If you pony up to the far end of the bar, be careful that you don't wack your knee on the protruding section. Mighty painful 😂
  • Carly S.
    Carly SAugust 12, 2016
    Bartenders know a lot of history of their cocktails and are happy to share!
  • Doug d.
    Doug de WetJuly 28, 2016
    The front room is a great place to watch the city pass by while imbibing first rate classic cocktails served by a charming bartender. The olives are darn tasty too.
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasJuly 12, 2016
    Friday: buy two drinks and they buy you launch
  • Lisa A.
    Lisa AllisonJune 24, 2016
    Great place to take friends for unique cocktails and live music
  • Simone W.
    Simone WilsonMay 20, 2016
    Good vibes and great/entertaining employees
  • shalzers M.
    shalzers McGeeMay 15, 2016
    Grab a pie from your fave N. Beach pizza spot to enjoy w/ your cocktails. Staff encourages outside food.
  • shalzers M.
    shalzers McGeeMay 14, 2016
    Chartreuse cocktail is a steal at just $17!
  • Sam K.
    Sam KakriaMay 6, 2016
    This is dick central. Want to be shafted by staff and rude service, come here.
  • Devin B.
    Devin BasileApril 23, 2016
    The atmosphere was extremely unique. Very different drinks.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 29, 2016
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Comstock Saloon!
  • Fiona S.
    Fiona StrobridgeMarch 22, 2016
    Cocktails were delicious
  • Benjamin K.
    Benjamin KintnerMarch 20, 2016
    Well made cocktails and good service.
  • Jane R.
    Jane RadstromMarch 19, 2016
    The cocktails are great, service if you're not sitting at the bar can be spotty. Dinner is only OK.
  • Dinnidin
    DinnidinMarch 18, 2016
    Old fashioned design & strong drinks! Thumbs up!
  • Anna K.
    Anna KozlovaMarch 16, 2016
    Amazing cocktails, good live jazz, and just check out the fan on the ceiling!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinFebruary 1, 2016
    Good strong cocktails but the food is excellent too. Burger with a side of Brussel sprouts, please.
  • Gunnar A.
    Gunnar AasenJanuary 16, 2016
    The abnormally small oysters were disappointing. However, the small pieces of gnocchi were memorably flavorful.
  • Deanna S.
    Deanna ScottDecember 31, 2015
    Great craft cocktails
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 7, 2015
    If you are in Comstock Saloon, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyNovember 13, 2015
    Super old vibes. I wanted to love it, but the drinks were really terrible quality, like the janitor - with no bartending experience - made the drinks terrible
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsNovember 11, 2015
    A diverse selection of cocktails. If you're not sure ask the bartender to make you something. Be sure to start with the kinds of liquors / drinks you like. Not much on tap, plenty of beers in cans.
  • Matthew
    MatthewOctober 25, 2015
    There on a Sat night. The live jazz made my night. Well, that and the great cocktails and friendly service.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSOctober 18, 2015
    Try the Bartender's Choice - We just told him our poison of choice (via @Foodspotting)
    PUNCHSeptember 24, 2015
    Comstock was formerly a real saloon, and still has the pisser trough to prove it. More notably, it was one of the first SF bars to counter the fetishized cocktail movement with a laidback vibe. Read more
  • Liz .
    Liz 🦎September 2, 2015
    Barkeep's whimsy! I asked for two gin drinks and they were fantastic! And don't miss Norton I above the bar!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BAugust 31, 2015
    Bartenders are friendly. Grab a seat & try their cocktails.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HickeyAugust 31, 2015
    Very fresh and tasty oysters. Work making a trip just for these!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HickeyAugust 31, 2015
    Fresh and tasty oysters. Worth making a trip just for these.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HickeyAugust 31, 2015
    Anchor Steam and Truman on tap. Good selection of bottles and cans
  • Ben H.
    Ben HickeyAugust 31, 2015
    Martinez is fab little fire starter. Great to perk you up late into an evening
  • S D.
    S DAugust 13, 2015
    Top quality poisons! The mixologist here hits it right on the head everytime. Excellent place to knock a couple back.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Makers of the "Derby", possibly the finest cocktail I have ever consumed.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LintottJuly 15, 2015
    Cocktails very tasty just sipping on a Happy Hour Vermouth and Whiskey Based Cocktail. Barman very knowledgeable very much worth the Visit 👍🏻😋🍸
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.June 27, 2015
    The signature Pisco Punch is great.
  • Ross W.
    Ross WightmanJune 9, 2015
    Cocktails, music
  • Ricky A.
    Ricky AMay 27, 2015
    Very chill bar. Love the live music, wait staff, and look of the bar.
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'ConnorMay 17, 2015
    bartender Mitch is a dear. after you've had on one or two, let him make you a shot.
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengMay 4, 2015
    They serve shots in these cute little boots... Too cute really
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsApril 8, 2015
    Delicious cocktails, friendly staff, with a retro vibe.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 8, 2015
    Check out Comstock Saloon as it was featured on Best Bars in America for Classic Cocktail bar Read more
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Live music in the evening, great cocktails, and an awesome burger.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FohsMarch 21, 2015
    Live music
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenMarch 1, 2015
    Awesome live music 7 nights a week
  • Emily F.
    Emily FairbankFebruary 6, 2015
    Amazing drinks and dinner.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaJanuary 22, 2015
    In a setting that preserves the saloon’s historic design and pays tribute to San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, you'll find classic cocktails and bar snacks like Hangtown Toast and Pigs in a Biscuit. Read more
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxNovember 20, 2014
    Get the Barkeeps whimsy
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Cocktails, yes please!
  • Al C.
    Al CapatiNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    excellent bartenders make excellent cocktails.
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappNovember 2, 2014
    Cool place! Do the Bartender's Whimsy 🍸
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarclayOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very attentive staff and a cool vibe here.
  • Freya-Rose T.
    Freya-Rose TannerOctober 12, 2014
    Awesome vibe with live band. The food was delicious and drinks to perfection.
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Barkeep's Whimsy, or Corpse Reviver #2. Tasty food stuffs as well. Beautiful building.
  • Jc Q.
    Jc QOctober 7, 2014
    Great cocktails.....awesome ambiance!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableOctober 6, 2014
    Shot-and-a-beer, anyone? Get yours here from 4 to 7 p.m.; three combos include Four Roses bourbon and a short Anchor Steam, Pueblo Viejo tequila and a Tecate, and Bols Genever and a short Trumer Pils. Read more
  • Slacker S.
    Slacker SOctober 6, 2014
    Great bar, burgers were excellent. I recommend a sidecar. Done great!
  • Pierre C.
    Pierre CannSeptember 25, 2014
    Enjoy a cocktail in a retro style bar, while listening to a live jazz band.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 28, 2014
    Delicious cocktails with very educated staff. Go for the bartenders recommendation.
  • David S.
    David SmithAugust 25, 2014
    I love the atmosphere here and the drink selection is great. Get the pickle plate
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jake Godby, chef of Humphry Slocombe, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chicken-fried rabbit. Read more
  • James T.
    James TAugust 20, 2014
    If you don't have two Derbys in your hands before you sit down, you're doing something wrong.
  • Niko D.
    Niko DeMordauntAugust 19, 2014
    Sit back, relax, and watch the fans turn. Great atmosphere!
  • Jay S.
    Jay SublettAugust 8, 2014
    Great craft cocktails
  • Nichole
    NicholeAugust 6, 2014
    Hand crafted cocktails.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SilvermanAugust 6, 2014
    Their happy hour cocktail (The Derby, $6) is the perfect balance of booze, sugar, and fresh mint
  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    The 19th century themed bar revives a Gold Rush tradition of serving a free lunch with the purchase of two drinks on Fridays. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    This high-end cocktail establishment has polished, Barbary Coast-inspired decor and a cool mezzanine overlooking the main room with an upright piano and room for a stand-up bass and a few others. Read more
  • tablehopper
    tablehopperAugust 3, 2014
    The Cherry Bounce is one of my favorite cocktails in SF. Brilliant. And dangerous.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilsonJuly 6, 2014
    pisco punch
  • Danny S.
    Danny SauterJune 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun fact: Jack Dempsey once worked the door here.
  • Harry B.
    Harry BeejanMay 29, 2014
    Very good appetizers, well prepared drinks and cozy atmosphere!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SantarelliMay 15, 2014
    Cool little nook, nice beer/cocktail menu
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamMay 10, 2014
    Named after the famous silver miner magnet Henry Comstock. "No-nonsense old-school bar."
  • lululemon
    lululemonApril 29, 2014
    Snag a seat at the bar, listen to live jazz, and try the Moonraker made with cognac, peach, and absinthe, or put fate into the hands of the mixologist with the Barkeep’s Whimsy.
  • Hector H.
    Hector HuertaApril 6, 2014
    Good Whisky and great Jazz
  • Christine A.
    Christine AgoniMarch 28, 2014
    Wonderful servers and bartenders. Southside was super refreshing and delicious!
  • Murat S.
    Murat SoyupakMarch 17, 2014
    Great cocktails
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 26, 2014
    Get the Comstock Burger.
  • Josef R.
    Josef RichterFebruary 10, 2014
    Very classical old school atmosphere. One of the best Old Fashioneds (fits here well) I've ever had. And I've had lots of them.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SamwickJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Boot and a beer baby!!!
    Upvoted Apr 10
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 8, 2014
    Yup, rye manhattan pls.
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany CustinJanuary 7, 2014
    Best cocktails and bartenders! Ask for John, he has interesting knowledge about the history of the bar and San Francisco.
  • Steven K.
    Steven KalifowitzNovember 5, 2013
    Don't bother looking at the menu. The bartenders make great concoctions on their own - just ask.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeOctober 26, 2013
    Prices are very reasonable for the best cocktails around. Staff takes real good care of you.
  • Amy H.
    Amy HollandsOctober 23, 2013
    Great drinks (John Collins, red wine and whatever else the bartender mumbled about). Terrible service. We left to eat dinner elsewhere.
  • Paige C.
    Paige COctober 18, 2013
    Very friendly staff. Let them make suggestions and tell you their favorite items on (and off) the menu.
  • Vince W.
    Vince WongOctober 14, 2013
    Came on the recommendation of an SF native and was not disappointed. Laidback speakeasy vibes all around. Great place to catchup with friends over cocktails or to get your night started.
  • Israel E.
    Junto con Vesuvio de los mejores bares de SF
  • Thianny H.
    Thianny HerculanoApril 24, 2016
    A música ao vivo é muito boa, além do hambúrguer! Mas não é uma opção muito econômica.
  • Rasputin V.
    Rasputin ViktorFebruary 14, 2016
    Бару почти 90 лет. Один из первых спик изи баров Сан Франциско. Really old old fashioned
  • Rasputin V.
    Rasputin ViktorFebruary 14, 2016
    Бару почти 90 лет. Один из первых спик изи баров Сан Франциско.
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