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Sam's Cable Car Lounge

Sam's Cable Car Lounge

Lounge and Bar$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
  • Desa F.
    "They give you good free snacks!"(2 Tips)
    Jennifer C.
    "The cocktails were good"(5 Tips)
    G. Sax
    "... vibe, bar food, lounge, what have you. You get out of it..."(2 Tips)
    Noel D.
    "Great local beers."(4 Tips)
27 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • bar food
  • martinis
  • local beers
  • wine
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  • Dennis Z.
    Dennis Zeh JrAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Friendly staff, but beware there is an 18% service charge which is clearly mentioned on their menu and specials sign.
  • Turan Y.
    Turan YurdakulSeptember 21, 2014
    Good music, smiling employees, comfortable seats. Nice place to chillin'.
  • Desa F.
    Desa FernandezJuly 18, 2013
    They give you good free snacks!
  • Luke L.
    Luke LightningAugust 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot! Super service!
  • Isaac I.
    Isaac IbarraApril 20, 2014
    The best beer
  • Vika
    VikaJuly 31, 2014
    Nice bartenders, bad drinks:)))
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.May 3, 2015
    Very touristy. Drinks are $10 and up
  • Jennifer C.
    The cocktails were good
  • G. Sax
    G. SaxNovember 24, 2013
    This place has a little bit of everything. Tourist location, whole-in-the-wall vibe, bar food, lounge, what have you. You get out of it what you put into it, so go in happy!
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • Tony V.
    Tony VargasJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Cable Car Cosmo!
  • alison b.
    alison baalDecember 7, 2013
    The jager is too warm! Do not get shots.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DayJune 14, 2013
    They have peroni!!
  • Claire L.
    Claire La ShombOctober 5, 2013
    Thx Nikki for the delicious cucumber & basil martinis! Jack makes a Great Manhattan! Sam, I want to go to your wine house. Mamma your sweet. Thx for making me feel welcome with Lee.
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • Jayson P.
    Jayson PhillipsDecember 7, 2013
    Place isn't worth walking into. Dubious service charges, overpriced pints of mediocre beer. A tourist trap, pretty much.
  • Anne d.
    Anne dasGretJuly 14, 2013
    Try golden gate Gimlet. Friday+satursay live Music for free. And talk to Sam about his amazing stories.
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • Jon L.
    Jon LeslieJune 29, 2014
    Get the bagel dog! You won't be sorry! Great little place to stop in for a drink and a bite to eat
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley StrangeFebruary 17, 2015
    Love this little bar! Reasonably priced drinks, great service, friendly bartenders!
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • David L.
    David LevyAugust 12
    Mozzarella sticks
  • Dennis Z.
    Dennis Zeh JrAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Popcorn shrimp, pizzas, and meatball sandwich are solid here if you need a bite to eat while you're drinking.
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • bielka r.
    bielka rOctober 20, 2014
    catching up
  • Lily S.
    Lily ScottJanuary 14, 2014
    Tourist trap. They automatically charge 18% for shitty service, just do not enter.
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 28, 2013
    They give you free snacks with each drink during happy hour. They also include 18 percent gratuity, so remember that when the bill comes.
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • Noel D.
    Noel DávilaNovember 13, 2014
    Great local beers. Sit down, order a round and they'll give you complimentary popcorn.
    Downvoted Oct 11
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HussJuly 1, 2014
    Well, beer was cold. It's a bar, I wouldn't eat here again.
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxMarch 14
    Overpriced tourist trap
  • David S.
    David StephensMarch 11, 2015
    Tourists trap!
  • Jack M.
    Jack MogannamAugust 13, 2013
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