Hemlock Tavern

Dive Bar, Bar, and Rock Club
1131 Polk St (at Hemlock St), Lower Nob Hill, 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
7.8/10

Based on 192 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)
    Jessica A.
    "Tall boys of pbr!"(4 Tips)
    Brittany C.
    "Monday during Happy Hour with Ravi is the best!"(6 Tips)
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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • happy hour
  • tall boys
  • live music
  • beer
  • bar on polk
  • good for a late night
  • hipster
  • cheap drinks
  • lively
  • DJs
  • casual
  • great value
  • vegan food
  • tours
  • cocktails
  • pears
  • drink specials
  • restrooms
  • cash only
  • 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
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  • Matt L.

    Meet your friends here.

    Matt Lew · June 29
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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
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  • Carina A.

    Live music, relaxed place, smoking section.

    Carina Andersen · May 26
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  • Peter W.

    dice games and cheap beers

    Peter Woodman · March 3
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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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