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Hemlock Tavern

Dive Bar, Bar, and Rock Club · Lower Nob Hill
1131 Polk St (at Hemlock St), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.7/10

Based on 236 votes

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    Ron A.
    "Fun place - Tall Boy PBR's for 4.50."(3 Tips)
    Travis L.
    "Best Bar on Polk."(2 Tips)
    Brittany C.
    "... best! Come for the $3 PBR tall can during Happy Hour and stay for the..."(4 Tips)
    Benjamin R.
    "A Polk street refuge."(2 Tips)
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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • happy hour
  • tall boys
  • beer
  • live music
  • bar on polk
  • good for a late night
  • hipster
  • cheap drinks
  • DJs
  • lively
  • casual
  • great value
  • vegan food
  • tours
  • cocktails
  • pears
  • drink specials
  • restrooms
  • liquor
  • Santosh B.

    hipstery!! dont walk in with a white collar attire if you want to avoid the looks!! tattoo is a must, so as the beard 😀

    Santosh Bhadri · July 5, 2015
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  • Matt L.

    Meet your friends here.

    Matt Lew · June 29, 2015
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  • Natalie M.

    Love this bar! It has a little bit of an older vibe compared to the crazy young bars near it on Polk street

    Natalie M · June 1, 2015
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  • Carina A.

    Live music, relaxed place, smoking section.

    Carina Andersen · May 26, 2015
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  • Peter W.

    dice games and cheap beers

    Peter Woodman · March 3, 2015
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  • Gerard R.

    Get seating near the front or near the pool table

    Gerard Reyes · November 17, 2014
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  • squeasel

    Interesting variety of shows, smoking area.

    squeasel · October 8, 2014
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  • Dan C.

    Dive bar feel with nightly punk rock.

    Dan Carew · August 27, 2014
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  • Maddie Mae

    Pay no attention to the woman peeing behind the curtain.

    Maddie Mae · August 20, 2014
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  • Food G.

    Best bartenders! !

    Food Gnome · April 24, 2014
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  • Andrew r.

    Try the alcohol.

    Andrew riley · March 11, 2014
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  • Greater Sirens

    Don't miss our show at Hemlock Tavern on Thursday, August 22nd! Show starts at 8:30 PM / $6 cover / 21+

    Greater Sirens · July 29, 2013
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  • Loretta S.

    Yay! Pony Fight!

    Loretta Sultenfuss · July 6, 2013
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  • Amanda L.

    Two words... Pickle back

    Amanda Lucas · June 21, 2013
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  • polynesian m.

    Tall can Tecate: $6 bucks.

    polynesian metal · June 9, 2013
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  • polynesian m.

    This used to be the Giraffe.

    polynesian metal · June 7, 2013
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  • Shan

    Sunday bartender is super unfriendly and slow ;( head next door to blur for great prompt service :D

    Shan · May 20, 2013
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  • David B.

    best bar bathroom in SF

    David B · May 12, 2013
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  • Neal J.

    Superb bar layout - love the feel here (and a good enough variety of beers on tap).

    Neal Joseph · March 29, 2013
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  • Brian B.

    The jukebox is free!!!!!

    Brian B. · February 15, 2013
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  • Erin R.

    Second Friday of every month, from 6 to 9, come for Vegan Happy Hour. Bring a vegan dish to share, enjoy drink specials and a DJ, meet new people and try new food!

    Erin Rea · January 9, 2013
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  • Stephanie T.

    Watch out for the heavy ass plastic meat locker curtain.

    Stephanie Thai · December 30, 2012
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  • Benjamin R.

    A Polk street refuge.

    Benjamin Roodman · December 3, 2012
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  • Loic C.

    As a french guy, pinot noir is not that bad.. !

    Loic CHOLLIER · December 1, 2012
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  • Mucho C.

    Smoke a stoge. Enjoy.

    Mucho Comida™ · November 26, 2012
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  • Amber C.

    $5 happy hour beer an Jamo. Awesome!

    Amber Carson Miller · November 24, 2012
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  • nancy t.

    I love coming here on weekday nights.

    nancy t. · October 11, 2012
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  • Mitch L.

    Great place to stop into on a rough day at work for a quick beer and a shot.

    Mitch Lopez · August 6, 2012
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  • Party Earth

    Before you catch some music, grab one of Hemlock's Bloody Marys. It’s a pint glass loaded with cheese-stuffed olives and pickled beans – and it’s only $6 during Happy Hour! Read more

    Party Earth · July 25, 2012
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  • Phil M.

    Great for rocking out, making out, or blacking out.

    Phil Maves · July 22, 2012
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  • Bre L.

    Respect the bartenders & they'll remember you forever. If you like what you hear from upstairs, slap down a few bucks & you may discover your next favorite band.

    Bre Lambert · June 5, 2012
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  • Jaci H.

    The only cool place on Polk!

    Jaci Hodges · January 28, 2012
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  • Donald W.

    This super chill ad cutesy alley spot is a great place for a dimly lit spot maybe for an after dinner drink with a date on an off night (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Donald Wilson · January 25, 2012
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  • Rachael L.

    One of the only tolerable bars on Polk. See Chris for good drinks.

    Rachael Lynn · January 21, 2012
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  • Tollef

    Coldest beer in town, Really!

    Tollef · January 15, 2012
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  • Ron A.

    Fun place - Tall Boy PBR's for 4.50.

    Ron A. · January 9, 2012
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  • Dava G.

    What happened to the cool padded swivel chairs and pool table :(

    Dava Guthmiller · December 27, 2011
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  • Ben R.

    For great indie rock tunes, check out the Hemlock Tavern every first Saturday of the month for happy hour! Read more

    Ben Russo · October 11, 2011
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  • Francis K.

    A cool smoking "cage" and plenty of hipsters

    Francis Kulaga · September 2, 2011
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  • TenderKnob.com

    Huge Smokers section, Live tunes & very apt bar tenders.

    TenderKnob.com · August 20, 2011
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  • Valentina C.

    Fuzzfest 2011 :D

    Valentina C · August 20, 2011
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  • Gabriel S.

    Hipster bar that I'm not afraid to love. Read more

    Gabriel Suits · July 26, 2011
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  • PUMA

    A great place with a good vibe. A great combo for a good time!

    PUMA · July 12, 2011
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  • Mo G.

    Porchlight story telling show is here from time to time.

    Mo Goltz · June 28, 2011
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  • Ben R.

    Scrimshaw pilsner on tap! Read more

    Ben Russo · June 6, 2011
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST PICKUP BAR

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
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  • Fox B.

    The Fox Barrel Pacific Pear is fantastic! Fermented using 100% pure pear-juice and Gluten-free!

    Fox Barrel · May 12, 2011
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  • Tyke L.

    No matter what you order, make sure to get some peanuts

    Tyke Lewis · March 25, 2011
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  • Diego R.

    There are so many things to do between beer and beer! Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 23, 2011
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  • Hotel F.

    Rock n roll. Beers. And live music in the back sometimes. Cash only. We love it tho!

    Hotel Frank · March 7, 2011
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