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The Sycamore

Bar and Gastropub$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Graham H.
    Pork sliders and sour beer!
  • Vivian Z.
    +1 outdoor patio in the back!
  • Bikash M.
    Bikash MishraJuly 23
    Been here 25+ times
    Great local spot to grab a beer indoor or outdoor. The handles rotate but never disappoint. Check out the back patio.
  • Sharon P.
    Beer. Try the wheat ales. Interesting taps too.
  • Prakash N.
    The best sliders (lamb) I have ever had. Period.
  • Shreenath R.
    Shreenath RegunathanMarch 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely patio, good beers
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SenosFebruary 8
    Dive bar + brunch place. Nice patio outside if it's sunny
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KrinkeJanuary 16
    Lamb slider, cheesesteak, fries, music
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniOctober 11, 2016
    They play some amazing rock music here. The outdoor patio is like Zeitgeist but small. 21st amendment beer and Mac n cheese poppers are something you can order
  • Mo K.
    Mo KudekiJuly 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    brunchhhhhhh
  • SFist
    SFistJuly 22, 2016
    The real showpiece is outside, a casual patio with two long picnic tables and a bit more seating. Read more
  • Ty S.
    Ty SmithJuly 10, 2016
    Classic dive bar with outdoor patio.
  • Grace Y.
    Grace YoonJune 18, 2016
    Great fun lively place w/ dope vintage jukebox. A pitcher of white sangria is an excellent purchase for group of 2-3. The mural art on the exterior is fascinating, too.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofApril 26, 2016
    Delirium Red on tap
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren StrehlowMarch 4, 2016
    Beer and a Black Bean Burger.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HFebruary 20, 2016
    Beer selection is quite nice. Apocalypse recommended
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa Harper CarterFebruary 17, 2016
    Pork belly doughnuts ftw
  • Nimalan M.
    Nimalan MahendranJanuary 31, 2016
    Montreal beer night was fantastic! Had a great winter ale and the poutine was top-notch.
  • Jackson
    JacksonJanuary 25, 2016
    backyard seating is the place to be
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenJanuary 8, 2016
    Don't miss out on pork belly doughnuts!
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.January 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried Brussel sprouts are divine but definitely for sharing
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenJanuary 5, 2016
    Nice place to play a game of chess
  • Nathan I.
    Nathan IngrahamJanuary 1, 2016
    Pork belly donuts. That's all you need. Plus great beer and a nice laid back atmosphere.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ ODecember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuesdays are $1 off drafts/wine for ladies. Dog friendly backyard patio.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurDecember 29, 2015
    Unassuming, casual place to hang with a group and outdoor seating.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinDecember 23, 2015
    Cozy, rotating tap list, secret back patio!
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarDecember 13, 2015
    They have Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas. Get any dish with their awesome gravy. It's worth it.
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittDecember 10, 2015
    Great for a beer if you wait for a table at Ken Ken.
  • Tom L.
    Tom LowenthalNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A fantastic pub by any consideration. Great food, great drink, good company, and good cheer. Also a splendid spot for brunch.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoNovember 4, 2015
    Great beer selecting. Weird mix of clientele.
  • Ben E.
    Ben EcholsOctober 18, 2015
    Sliders, fries, pork belly donuts
  • Maria K.
    Maria KolakowskaAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the outdoor picnic tables in the back.
  • The Mini John
    The Mini JohnMay 14, 2015
    Cool little corner, I like their taste of music & the little "hidden" open backyard {thumbsup}
  • SFist
    SFistMay 5, 2015
    A friendly staff serves a selection of about eight very well chosen craft beers alongside bar food like sliders and those infamous pork belly donuts. The bar's interior is cozy, if in a divey way. Read more
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SprangerApril 28, 2015
    Dive bar vibes without the oft-unappealing crustiness of a legitimate dive. No liquor.
  • Vic B.
    Vic BApril 12, 2015
    Nice backyard/patio area!
  • Claire P.
    Claire PedersenApril 12, 2015
    Decent "chill" place to grab a beer with friends.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmApril 5, 2015
    Great little outdoor patio in the back, cheap brews.
  • Hilary P.
    Hilary ParkerApril 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice chill atmosphere. Be sure to check out the patio in the back!
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah PearsonApril 1, 2015
    Awesome beer selection, great patio area and the pork belly donuts are out of this world!
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerMarch 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Play some board games!
  • Jeshua B.
    Jeshua BorgesMarch 21, 2015
    Top notch. Hang out, play some board games, make friends with strangers.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelMarch 20, 2015
    Nice patio out back, decent beer selection. Everyone loves the sliders.
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouMarch 17, 2015
    sliders and slider and sliders! and sliders!
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.March 15, 2015
    They have some strong cider (10% ABV) on tap!
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakMarch 14, 2015
    cheap drinks and delicious brunch. good outdoor patio too.
  • Shaena
    ShaenaFebruary 23, 2015
    Really chill atmosphere. Also the bottomless mimosas are truly bottomless. Yummy brunch food. You can hang out all day. Fun card/board games to play too.
  • Jill P.
    Jill PrimostFebruary 22, 2015
    small space inside but there's also a back patio. fried mac and cheese balls are a must, and they have a ton of fun games. great spot for a group if you can snag a table.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WynnFebruary 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect sliders and a decent beer selection. Has a great patio out back.
  • Nate T.
    Nate TarrhFebruary 16, 2015
    Pork belly donuts. Every time.
  • areohbeezy
    areohbeezyFebruary 14, 2015
    Pork Belly Donuts
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The lamb burger sliders are the best sliders in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more
  • Clare
    ClareJanuary 24, 2015
    Great beer selection
  • Vineet S.
    Vineet ShahJanuary 22, 2015
    Drink ginger beer on the patio.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PJanuary 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Constant rotation of taps with some classics and some relatively unknown beers at a cheap price. Games, bottomless brunch, and a backyard. This places crushes the game.
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie EatherlyJanuary 17, 2015
    Great place to chill with your thoughts/or play BOARD GAMES!!!!
  • Amelia H.
    Amelia HurlbutJanuary 2, 2015
    Monday night is Pub trivia night. The host is friggin awesome.
  • Heather C.
    Heather CallawayJanuary 1, 2015
    Get the roast beef-but if you get mayo, get it on the side.Seriously, must've been over 1/4 cup of mayo on it.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BJanuary 1, 2015
    The brussel sprouts are made by a fearsome dragon. Burnt to a crisp, each one nestles in your stomach like a brick of unwelcome charcoal.
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QDecember 7, 2014
    Cards Against Humanity! There's a lot of outdoor seating in the back, but it does get really smoky with all the hipsters.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DonohueDecember 5, 2014
    One is the better beer selections in the mission
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengNovember 22, 2014
    Chill ass bar
  • Jack O.
    Jack OsborneNovember 19, 2014
    This place is legit and easily in my top ten bars. Everything from the Dutch door to the backyard make this place great and I haven't even mentioned the food, beer or decor.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Drink bottomless mimosas until you can't feel your bottom.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableOctober 17, 2014
    Grab a beer after work at this unostentatious dive with an impressive draft selection. We love the Sycamore for its neighborhood feel, its back patio and, oh yeah, its beer. Read more
  • Vijay K.
    Vijay KrishnanOctober 10, 2014
    Draft beer selection
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday night bingo on the back patio is low key. Make sure to keep your ears open for the free rounds of Jello shots.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CensaniOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Monday night trivia with Keith and the roast beef/pulled pork.
  • Schlomo R.
    Schlomo RabinowitzSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Outside with a salad.
  • Cleo Y.
    Cleo YoungAugust 27, 2014
    Great brunch! Board games to play while you eat. Chicken&waffles are small portion, I'd recommend supplementing with egg slider (also pretty small). The scrambles are amazing and a ton of food.
  • oohgodyeah
    oohgodyeahAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All of their food is amazing. It is difficult to choose which is better: big collection of boardgames or delicious beers
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection. Easy to meet strangers on the outdoor patio. Wednesday Boingo is a lot of fun
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.August 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order lamb and fried chicken sliders at the bar (+ their wicked good fries), and then head out back to the patio where all the cool kids are
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.August 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab some friends and come here on Wednesday for Bingo night. Game starts at 7:30
  • Lee
    LeeAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a fun outdoor area in the back! Also beware of their bottomless mimosas (they don't let your glass get empty).
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineAugust 8, 2014
    Awesome beer selection and cool outdoor patio in the back!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerAugust 7, 2014
    Brunch, donuts, mimosas
  • Micha H.
    Micha Hernandez van LeuffenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Eggs Benedict. Also there is an outside patio.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenAugust 5, 2014
    Monday night trivia night is where it's at. Even though half the bar couldn't identify the number of Senators in the US Senate...
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Blissfully mellow, with board games galore and an intimate vibe that's hard to find in the neighborhood. The best part? The oft-overlooked back patio, where beer lovers can sun on cozy picnic tables. Read more
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 17, 2014
    Beer + Outdoor seating + Mission = Crowded
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonJune 14, 2014
    Biker atmosphere; great bottoms less mimosas, and veggie Benedict!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgMay 31, 2014
    Go out back to be outside.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SantarelliMay 18, 2014
    Awesome bar bites
  • Xiulung
    XiulungMay 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Frequent rotation of great beer selections, cheap tasty sliders, punk on the juke box, heated patio, movies out back and board games to boot.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.March 29, 2014
    Brunch recs: Pork belly donuts for sure, Carnitas Benedict. Fried egg slider w/ sausage> the slider w/ bacon, French fries>home fried potatoes
  • Xiulung
    XiulungMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Only bad thing about this bar is last call at midnight, all else is great
  • Mark B.
    Mark BFebruary 24, 2014
    The Clash on the juke + a backyard.
  • Camille L.
    Camille LeeFebruary 18, 2014
    Pork belly donuts. Sliders are not good value for money.
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WaymireFebruary 15, 2014
    Salmon Benedict and bottomless mimosas are bomb! Outdoor seating in back patio (picnic bench style)
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BainesJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Lamb sliders ftw
  • Brad Friedman
    Brad FriedmanJanuary 12, 2014
    Gotta have a lamb slider!
  • Abbey K.
    Abbey KeckJanuary 12, 2014
    I liked the fried egg slider with sausage.
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MasísJanuary 5, 2014
    Bottomless mimosas are a must. Try the carnitas benedict and the chicken and waffles.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GreshowakDecember 18, 2013
    The grilled cheese and tomato soup were tasty. Great little casual bar in the area. The patio is really nice too. Tuesdays- $1 off drinks for ladies.. Happy to have this place in the neighborhood.
  • Scott ..
    Scott ...December 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Play trivia on Monday nights!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MeyerNovember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent bar food and a small, but good, beer list. My favorite bar in the city.
  • Charles D.
    Charles DornbushNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the back patio!
  • Jia O.
    Jia O.November 10, 2013
    Beef lamb or chicken sliders
  • Salil M.
    Salil MalkanNovember 3, 2013
    Bottomless mimosas are legit
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