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Golden Gate Tap Room

Golden Gate Tap Room

Beer Bar$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
94 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • shuffleboard
  • skee ball
  • good for groups
  • lively
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  • Eater
    EaterMay 25
    Three floors and 8,000 square feet make for lots of viewing space in this Union Square sports bar, so if you've got a big group, call ahead to reserve your spot. Read more
  • Astha G.
    Astha GuptaApril 21
    Staff's nice but food's terrible and there are too many games going on at once - not much spirit/fans
  • Christie H.
    Great for groups! Big beer selection, good food, lots of seating, and games to play!
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanFebruary 26
    Philly cheese steaks were popular in my group of 6. They have shuffle board!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DysonNovember 28, 2016
    Great beer selection, sometimes the beer line gets long so get someone from your group to go up and fetch all the beers.
  • Gnat B.
    Gnat BrainOctober 25, 2016
    Your classic sports pub and bar but with great craft beer options to boot.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 18, 2016
    There are over 100 beers on tap, shuffleboard, foosball, arcade games, projectors, tons of TV's and more, making it a legitimate adult playground. Read more
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunyiriSeptember 20, 2016
    Awesome bar tender
  • G. Sax
    G. SaxAugust 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It can be brotastic at times, but it's spacious and has a little something for everyone, whether a tourist, a TV watcher or game player.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TranJune 26, 2016
    It's spacious and great for groups!
  • Irina L.
    Irina LeonidovnaApril 9, 2016
    Huge place, really great for watching games, in a group, and drink cheap drinks
  • Deddy S.
    Deddy SusantoMarch 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour...!
  • Saioa R.
    Saioa RuizMarch 24, 2016
    Good beers, but too crowded and too noisy...
  • Eric S.
    Eric SaldivarMarch 10, 2016
    The atmosphere is pure fantastic
  • Kamran M.
    Kamran MunshiMarch 4, 2016
    Great games to play! And fun to watch warriors here
  • Lisa Y.
    Lisa YuzawaMarch 4, 2016
    Many games and have fun!
  • oohgodyeah
    oohgodyeahFebruary 15, 2016
    Not best place for a night focused on arcade/video games, even on a not busy days. 2 pinball machines often break, Wacky Gator intended for single mallet/hand. Not regulation skee ball lane length.
  • Clay R.
    Clay RobbinsJanuary 8, 2016
    Huge beer selection!
  • Jose O.
    Jose OlivasDecember 16, 2015
    Great variety of beer options
  • Diego C.
    Diego CaliriDecember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The prawns and the beer variety offer are great
  • Emma C.
    Emma ClarkeOctober 25, 2015
    Huge selection of beers
  • Wade P.
    Wade PennerSeptember 19, 2015
    Stickiest floors I have ever seen
  • Amy B.
    Amy BSeptember 19, 2015
    Touristy but the place to come for games. Pro sports and pinball.
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZimmerSeptember 15, 2015
    Large place with a volume model. Would be much better if kinks were worked-out, but still an acceptable experience.
  • Ty S.
    Ty SmithSeptember 5, 2015
    Fun but can get bro-ish.
  • Soojung L.
    Soojung LeeAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fun bar games!
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJuly 29, 2015
    Huge space with various games and nice beer selection. Great place to come with a group or for sports games.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CunninghamJuly 16, 2015
    Nice place. Good beer selection. Billiards, shuffle board, video games. $1 / play skee ball is pricy.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MasottaJune 13, 2015
    Great place to watch sports. Food and beer are nothing special though.
  • SFist
    SFistJune 5, 2015
    They have a vast selection of arcade games and old-school classic diversions like shuffleboard, skeeball, and air hockey to divert yourself with. Plus, over 100 varieties of craft beer. Read more
  • Matt R.
    Matt RowlesMay 27, 2015
    Steph Curry looked extra MVPish on the big screen
  • Joey C.
    Joey CombsMay 23, 2015
    Great selection of beers and a big pool table. Great place to bring a big group of friends and throw back a few cold ones before heading out.
  • Cris V.
    Cris VillegasMay 16, 2015
    Wings plate
  • Shreyans P.
    Shreyans ParekhMay 6, 2015
    One of the absolute best places in SF to watch Bay Area sports
  • Shinal
    ShinalApril 25, 2015
    So many levels! Great place to watch a game and get some brews with a large group.
  • Bre R.
    Bre RozApril 13, 2015
    There is a lot of fun to be had here, but if you drink too much, take the elevator back down. The stairs may be too much for you.
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMarch 25, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great spot for a decent draught selection and yummy bar bites. Shuffle boards, arcade games, sports and banter.
  • Hamdi B.
    Hamdi Ben LaghaMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sport bar in San Francisco. Full choice of world beer
  • Steven W.
    Steven WallerMarch 13, 2015
    Epic by most standards, I'd consider going back to watch sports, play games etc
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyFebruary 18, 2015
    Cool arcade game selection
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Multi-story bar with plenty of space and plenty of screens for watching sports while hanging out. Also have bar games to play as well, and pretty good appetizers.
  • Suyash S.
    Suyash SonwalkarFebruary 13, 2015
    The crowd wasn't all that fun
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BlackFebruary 4, 2015
    Spin the wheel
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonJanuary 31, 2015
    hidden gem in Union Square - huge space, shuffle board, and wide beer selection.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeJanuary 21, 2015
    What a great hidden location
  • Dave W.
    Dave WhelanJanuary 14, 2015
    Everything seems to be a game of chance here. After I ordered, the bartender told me he gave me $2 off my burger, and the beer was free. Your mileage may vary.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WhelanJanuary 14, 2015
    Undecided? Play the Wheel of Beer. $6 plus chances to win a shot.
  • Helena H.
    Helena HounselJanuary 2, 2015
    Spin the wheel!!!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongDecember 22, 2014
    Grab a beer and play some pool, skeeball, or just watch the game one of their many giant tvs.
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.December 21, 2014
    Great beer selection, but the main reason you're here is to play Buck Hunter/skeeball/shuffleboard. Better on weeknights, gets super crowded and fratty over the weekend.
  • Zoheb V.
    Zoheb ViraniDecember 17, 2014
    Great sports bar, love how it's hidden and has 2 120" screens
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyDecember 15, 2014
    There's just way too much going on. Perfect college bar, nowhere near a college...
  • Turan Y.
    Turan YurdakulDecember 4, 2014
    Nice place to watch NBA and to play games.
  • Mark T.
    Mark ThienDecember 3, 2014
    Hot chic are everywhere here
  • Greg K.
    Greg KnappNovember 29, 2014
    Get there early for MNF
  • Søren L.
    Søren LouvNovember 21, 2014
    Shuffle board is the best bar game!
  • Matheus P.
    Matheus PortilloOctober 29, 2014
    Free cinema size screen for sports. "Free The Beatles". Free Nachos with yelp check in. Free pool. Totally worth it
  • Natalia B.
    Natalia BakerOctober 14, 2014
    Watch Monday night football with quesadillas, wings & sweet potato fries for a true American experience. Can also play shuffleboard & other games.
  • Laura P.
    Laura POctober 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    On a crowded day, sneak in through the back entrance around the corner.
  • Phillip L.
    Phillip LundeSeptember 5, 2014
    Cool place to watch a game but the service and management is horrendous.. They can't handle the capacity of a football game..
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloAugust 15, 2014
    Arcade games and draft beers
  • Dani M.
    Dani MartinezAugust 15, 2014
    Plenty of Beers and a great atmosphere!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 14, 2014
    Lots of beer, TVs, and games. Check out the free popcorn and the skeeball
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren ColmanAugust 9, 2014
    Skeeball, foosball, billiards and more. Giant sports bar.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AbadAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer roulette wheel plus good deals on drinks for happy hour. Plenty of TVs of any sporting event is on too.
  • Yvonne K.
    Yvonne KwanAugust 7, 2014
    HUGE selection of beers for every palate. They also have fun arcade games to entertain you!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SMarch 29, 2014
    Old School! This place is great! Pub food at really reasonable prices. Skee-Roll, Mortal Kombat, Pool, Foosball, and GOLDEN TEE for your entertainment pleasure! Lots of TVs to watch sports on.
  • Christian
    ChristianDecember 22, 2013
    Great Space for watching games, decent beer selection but the service is shit, staff is rude and doesn't give a fuck
  • F I.
    F IretonDecember 9, 2013
    No NHL but decent beers.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LevyNovember 23, 2013
    Be very afraid of the $9.75 cheese plate. It's <$10 for a reason.
  • David D.
    David DeathNovember 11, 2013
    Skip the food and keep your own skeeball scores.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SNovember 1, 2013
    Pretty sure this place uses "fake" pint glasses – they are 14 oz, not 16, with a thicker bottom to make them feel normal.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SOctober 31, 2013
    Tons of beers on draft but only a few that aren't fairly common. Big place. Lots of games.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RudnickOctober 27, 2013
    Worst service ever! Plan to get food and drinks from the bar, the waitstaff spends too much time taking shots and being non existent
  • Stephanie
    StephanieOctober 21, 2013
    Great atmosphere! Too bad they have crappy table service :/
  • Kidhack
    KidhackOctober 18, 2013
    Cool if you like bros. Cool if you like sports. Best you like sports bros.
  • Shikha K.
    Shikha KaiwarOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So many games to play, from fooseball, skeeball, and more. Big beer selection. $6 gets you a spin on the drink roulette wheel. Currently only open till midnight, though.
  • Harry M.
    Harry MokOctober 5, 2013
    Need to ramp up staffing. Service is slow.
  • Salman
    SalmanSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to go to watch a game. Plenty of screens and lively crowd.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigSeptember 27, 2013
    Don't go during a game. Too many people, takes forever to get a drink, long line for the bathroom. Boo.
  • Billy V.
    Billy VongSeptember 6, 2013
    Service here is sloooooow during happy hour
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrazilSeptember 2, 2013
    Holy shit! Where did this place come from? Walked in curious, left so happy!
  • Kaitlyn R.
    Kaitlyn ReedAugust 28, 2013
    Spin the wheel of beers! It's worth the $6 plus they've got skee ball, shuffle board and the place is very spacious.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SipotzAugust 28, 2013
    Cheap happy hour drinks but avoid food. Rotting celery one week, stone cold wings the next. Also the prices are misleading, happy hour doesn't get you a full order of food
  • Michael D.
    Michael DoughertyAugust 25, 2013
    Picked 3 beers in a row that they were out of, barkeep poured me a shot of Jameson. That's some good service ;D
  • A M.
    A MAugust 10, 2013
    Beer overpriced & selection pedestrian ... $1 for skeeball ! ( no tickets = lame
  • Roxy A.
    Roxy AAugust 9, 2013
    Service is poor. Food is not great. Definitely a tourist trap. They have some fun games and lots of TVs. The beer is well priced, but selection isn't anything special.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TitusAugust 8, 2013
    Good prices, lots of beer and games. It was fun
  • Michael C.
    Michael CruzJuly 30, 2013
    This place is awesome! Give me skeeball, pool, giant tvs and a great craft beer list and I'm a happy drinker. This place has it all. Not just for tourist!
  • Erin
    ErinJuly 26, 2013
    Skee ball! New shiny skee ball!!
  • Lloyd D.
    Lloyd DewolfJuly 20, 2013
    it was all right. will definitely be a tourist trap. normal growing pains
  • Mar V.
    Mar VJuly 17, 2013
    Entry-level craft beer list, but cool place! Can't wait to see what else they bring in once they are fully open.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GJanuary 19, 2016
    Cervezas artesanales👍🏻
  • Anny C.
    Anny ChuangJanuary 1, 2015
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