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The Phone Booth

Dive Bar · Mission District
1398 S Van Ness Ave (at 25th St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
8.1/10

Based on 139 votes

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    Tameez S.
    "Any dive bar with a great jukebox and Macallan 18 gets my vote."(7 Tips)
    Spike
    "The best place in the Mission for dirt cheap drinks and a good hang."(4 Tips)
    Francesca K.
    "Free popcorn, PBR and billiards!"(3 Tips)
    Gercek K.
    "free popcorn + smoking is allowed inside."(2 Tips)
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  • jukebox
  • pool tables
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • casual
  • authentic
  • whiskey
  • hole in the wall
  • free popcorn
  • good service
  • great value
  • cocktails
  • cozy
  • good for a late night
  • inexpensive
  • beer
  • Laurence B.

    Too loud and the smell is always a problem

    Laurence Berland · November 22, 2015
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  • Jennifer B.

    You're gonna get drunk!

    Jennifer Burlington · July 24, 2015
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  • SFist

    Before the word "hipster" came to define the Mission, The Phone Booth was a hipster bar with a little bit of an ambiguously gay bent. The well-loved jukebox here is terrifically eclectic. Read more

    SFist · June 24, 2015
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  • Ivan P.

    Very nice place to play pool

    Ivan Pulido Navarro · December 12, 2014
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  • Simon F.

    If indoor smoking is your thing, this is a good place to be

    Simon Favreau-Lessard · March 20, 2014
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  • Karina v.

    I give the jukebox here an A+ double thumbs up!

    Karina van Schaardenburg · March 20, 2014
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  • Nate W.

    Rumple Minze and Cults on the jukebox. People, I am home.

    Nate Walsh · December 8, 2013
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  • Abo S.

    Great bartenders + cheap drinks - attitude = good timez.

    Abo Simpson · November 15, 2013
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  • Ben C.

    All out with the Halloween decor. Chill spot for the pool table in the back.

    Ben Cruz · October 16, 2013
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  • Seth B.

    You can smoke inside.

    Seth Benson · September 26, 2013
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  • Tiffany

    The music is toooo loud so just get really drunk-o so you will not care.

    Tiffany · May 20, 2013
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  • Mike P.

    Don't sit near Joan H., she pees her pants All. The. Time.

    Mike P · May 16, 2013
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  • Mike P.

    People have uploaded some SHITTY pics for this joint. Help them out!

    Mike P · May 16, 2013
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  • Spike

    The best place in the Mission for dirt cheap drinks and a good hang.

    Spike · February 11, 2013
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  • Tameez S.

    Any dive bar with a great jukebox and Macallan 18 gets my vote.

    Tameez Sunderji · February 3, 2013
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  • Ledjee L.

    No more smoking inside allowed

    Ledjee Ledj · January 16, 2013
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  • John W.

    Scuzzy bar full of smoke yet has a charm as strong as the drinks.

    John W · December 17, 2012
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  • Ros H.

    Good tunes and lots of hot drunk folks on the sidewalk at 2am on a school night. Party on, Wayne!

    Ros Hodgekiss · November 16, 2012
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  • Luis

    Be nice to my sweet bartenders!!!

    Luis · October 12, 2012
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  • Donald W.

    This place is super chill. They also have a Barbie chandelier (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Donald Wilson · January 31, 2012
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  • Clay S.

    There's a hidden pistachio dispenser.

    Clay Smith · November 9, 2011
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  • Francesca K.

    My favorite bar in San Francisco. Free popcorn, PBR and billiards!

    Francesca Krihely · September 29, 2011
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  • Tom D.

    Best jukebox ever!!!

    Tom D · September 7, 2011
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  • Alan L.

    Keep your eye open for Panda sightings!

    Alan Lopez · September 2, 2011
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  • William D.

    Cracked Chandelier

    William Diaz · July 11, 2011
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  • William D.

    Ask for a Cracked Chandelier, its Sambuca White Bacardi Rum and Sprite. Simply put it taste like Good and Plenty candy.

    William Diaz · July 11, 2011
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST JUKE BOX

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
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  • Diego R.

    In a city not known for its cheapness, you can still get a strong cocktail here for less than $4 and the jukebox is a who's who of punk and indie rock icons. Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 24, 2011
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  • Brittany C.

    Go to Phone Booth and drink their dirt cheap well drinks and smoke all the cigarettes you'd like in doors again. Heaven.

    Brittany Cooper · April 2, 2010
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  • Gercek K.

    free popcorn + smoking is allowed inside.

    Gercek Karakus · March 23, 2010
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  • jessi K.

    My favorite hole in the wall <3 The only spot for whiskey after work!

    jessi K · February 16, 2010
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  • Nick S.

    2$ Tecate cans

    Nick Sullivan · February 3, 2010
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  • Kelli C.

    Cape cod for days

    Kelli Cochran · January 17, 2010
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  • Chris M.

    Buy Gavo a beer...he's a bitch

    Chris Mason · August 18, 2009
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