Elbo Room

Elbo Room

Bar, Rock Club, and Nightclub
647 Valencia St (btwn 17th & 18th St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:

Based on 446 votes

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    David K.
    "Great spot for pinball and beer after dinner at Monk's Kettle."(28 Tips)
    Lia P.
    "Once a month there's an awesome 60's soul party upstairs."(4 Tips)
    Jori L.
    "game of Ms. Pacman or Galaga with beers"(4 Tips)
    Shagun A.
    "It's all about the live music, or djs going on upstairs."(6 Tips)
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  • pinball
  • soul party
  • dancing
  • happy hour
  • DJs
  • pacman
  • boozy drinks
  • cocktails
  • beer
  • hipster
  • good for groups
  • music
  • good for a late night
  • great value
  • pear cider
  • cute
  • lively
  • whiskey
  • burlesque
  • good for singles
  • Len B.

    I liked the place since the first moment I saw it, music was great, they have pinball machines. But the service took all the charm away. It took 20 minutes before the not busy bar tender came back.

    Len Barreto · 1 week ago
  • Benjamin R.

    Former beloved neighborhood spot with good beers and pinball. Now the former location of Mission Condos.

    Benjamin Roodman · July 25
  • Dave C.

    Half the pinball machines are unreliable so you an probably get free games

    Dave Cummings · June 14
  • Ashley M.

    Cheap and strong cocktails. They host events upstairs, but get there an hour early because they never have enough chairs and if you're short you'll never see the stage

    Ashley Mowrey · May 11
  • The Mini John

    Kick ass Moscow Mules. The barman is quick as hell !!

    The Mini John · May 9
  • Jennifer B.

    They use a lot of sweet & sour in their cocktails...heartburn city here we come!

  • Emily K.

    Pretty consistently packed, if you can snag a table for you and your gal pals, do it. Otherwise you're bound to be in someone's way at all times.

    Emily Kane · March 22
  • Jake F.

    Strong Moscow mules and awesome tunes!

    Jake Faris · March 20
  • Ian W.

    Strong Moscow Mules 👍

    Ian Walter · February 21
  • Andrew H.

    Great bar. Good beers. Hard to get a seat on a Friday night though.

    Andrew Harvey · January 29
  • T S.

    Crowded on a friday night but some space to move and find a place to talk w/friends. Good crowd + staff was friendly. Quick to get a drink at the bar. Dancing upstairs had a $5 cover.

    T Sripunvoraskul · January 12
  • Alyssa B.

    Sad this place is closing. Cheap drinks and lots of space/booths.

    Alyssa Bereznak · December 5, 2014
  • Ali A.

    Dive bar with pinball and a photo booth.

    Ali Anderson · November 30, 2014
  • David K.

    Great spot for pinball and beer after dinner at Monk's Kettle.

    David Klein · November 29, 2014
  • Yasser A.

    No elbow room here

    Yasser Ahmad · November 21, 2014
  • Shagun A.

    I never go for the bar downstairs. It's all about the live music, or djs going on upstairs. Expect crowds, lots of marijuana smoke, and a diverse crowd. Usually someone there with no deodorant. :-)

    Shagun Aulakh · November 6, 2014
  • SFist

    The Elbo Room deserves a mention for $2 special draft beers during happy hour, discount cocktails and a bank of pinball machines that you can use to take out the day's aggression. Read more

    SFist · October 17, 2014
  • Clara B.

    Nice place for a drink, I'm told it gets very busy on weekends

    Clara Bayarri · October 14, 2014
  • Tom N.

    Old fashioned

    Tom Nash · October 11, 2014
  • Kyle B.

    Live music upstairs. Pinball in the back. Strong drinks. Moscow Mules come in pint glasses.

    Kyle Brazil · October 6, 2014
  • James B.

    No Captain Morgan!

    James Barg · September 11, 2014
  • James T.

    I had one great night here. :-)

    James T · August 13, 2014
  • Alyssa B.

    good photo booth

    Alyssa Bereznak · August 11, 2014
  • Elliot M.

    Pinballs aren't well maintained and all the sounds are turned off 😞

    Elliot Marshall · August 10, 2014
  • Angie H.

    I love their spiked blueberry lemonade. I also love taking drunk photos in the photo booth.

    Angie H · August 8, 2014
  • Frank

    I loved the weekly Afrolocious residency and the cheap yet tasty drinks

    Frank · August 7, 2014
  • Micha H.

    Go with a beer or maybe a cocktail

    Micha Hernandez van Leuffen · August 7, 2014
  • Russell Allen E.

    Best happy hour for beer in San Francisco - and it lasts until 9p. You can beat it. Friendly enough staff. They feature pinball and a photo booth. They project movies on the bak wall. Super cool.

    Russell Allen E. · August 1, 2014
  • Alyssa F.

    This place is super crowded and loaded with loaded people around 11pm. A necessary stop along your drunken Mission spree.

    Alyssa Foote · July 17, 2014
  • Brett F.

    Don't try to go upstairs. Door people are OBNOXIOUS .

    Brett Friedman · June 8, 2014
  • Casey O.

    The Simpsons Pinball machine is broken and by some miracle it never ends your game. PLAY IT!

    Casey O'Brien · April 5, 2014
  • Russell Allen E.

    Seriously, one of the best happy hour spots in the mission. This place has a cool vibe, a photo booth, arcade games, a dj, and get this… you can get a pint of good beer for $3.50 until 9pm!

    Russell Allen E. · March 18, 2014
  • lenny n.

    60s Saturday dance party.

    lenny naar · February 16, 2014
  • Smoochella S.

    Hope this place stays the same and doesn't let gentrification ruin this wonderful place. #MissionNative

    Smoochella Scrumptious · February 2, 2014
  • Nagendra P.

    Afrolicious Thusdays.

    Nagendra Pattavardhanam · February 1, 2014
  • X

    Awesome sound! Trap show was soo good! ᐞ ⍭⍭⍭

    X · January 28, 2014
  • Marielle W.

    Bartender Monica is awesome!

    Marielle Wegener · January 21, 2014
  • Dens

    5 pinball machines in the back, but the lighting is kind of junk. Beware of The Simpsons machine as the tilt fucked up and it's set to be really stingy on free balls.

    Dens · January 16, 2014
  • Jesse A.

    Cash only. Very busy. Decent vibe. They jack up the music way to loud the later it gets.

    Jesse Atkinson · December 31, 2013
  • Amanda M.

    This place is pretty crowded. One could say there's not a lot of "elbow room"

    Amanda Markell · November 16, 2013
  • Dai S.

    The name is fitting.

    Dai Shi · November 9, 2013
  • Lucas V.

    This place needs at least one bartender more - URGENTLY.

    Lucas Vernon · October 5, 2013
  • Cici Y.

    My favorite bar in SF, great booze at a good price, and all people here are young and good looking, an awesome place to hang out!!

    Cici Young · September 30, 2013
  • Connor H.

    Great dancing, stiff pours.

    Connor Hayes · September 24, 2013
  • Adara F.

    Twilight Zone on the big screen is heavily regarded

    Adara F. · September 11, 2013
  • Jessica R.

    Hip mission bar and music venue with a communist theme. Bar downstairs, music venue upstairs.

    Jessica Rae · September 3, 2013
  • iggy s.

    Girl at the door was very uninviting. Girl at the door did not return my money. I would rather go to other bars for better entertainment and light life

    iggy sky · August 17, 2013
  • Adriana P.

    Cool place! Videogames! Vintage and beautiful! Happy hour until 9 pm! Beers 3 bucks!

    Adriana Pérez Bonilla · August 9, 2013
  • Carl P.

    Free wifi and excellent happy hour specials. Place is hot. Muy, muy caliente.

    Carl Petroff · July 28, 2013
  • Erin

    Pinball, Pacman, Galaga. Why the hell not.

    Erin · July 26, 2013

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