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The View

Hotel Bar and Lounge$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Michael L.
    "In any case it's still one of the best views from a bar in SF."(65 Tips)
    Francesca H.
    "Skyline Punch is great!"(3 Tips)
    Shruti N.
    "Bit pricey,but totally worth it for the view!"(10 Tips)
    Jules B.
    "Very nice cocktails, Speakeasy beer and fantastic staff and service."(25 Tips)
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  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerOctober 3, 2016
    Fantastic view (especially at night) with overpriced drinks and food; If you want to do this on the cheap, sit by the windows, split a drink and take in the view for 20–30 minutes before leaving.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Find yourself a nook with couple of chairs, and the dimly lit corners of this place, pressed up against the glass and overlooking every angle of the city, can become ideal spots for canoodling. Read more
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniJuly 14, 2016
    Best view of the SF downtown ,no reservations so go early and find a window side seat. Flat bread, chips with hummus kinda dip are must try.A ll the drinks are good.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChenJune 19, 2016
    Very great view. Only got beer and shots and just as expected. on a Friday night it's too crowded for a large group of people. Didn't stay long. But would come here on weekdays to bring a friend/date
  • Karla B.
    Karla BarattoAugust 24, 2016
    The view is awesome. Food is not impressive. I would come back for drinks before or after dinner. It seems like around 9:30 is a good time to arrive.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerMarch 13, 2015
    Incredible view and good cocktails. It's really crowded most nights I've been there, even weeknights, so it's hard to find a seat or table. Or just walk around and take in the view.
  • Francesca H.
    Francesca HernandezMarch 24, 2013
    Get here early between 8:30-9:00 to get a seat next to the window! Skyline Punch is great! Good service. They also have small plates too. No dinner service.
  • Sezin K.
    Sezin KSeptember 7, 2016
    The view is amazing so is it's gin coctails on the list. The prices are not cheap but it's normal considering the view and the bar having been in Marriot hotels rooftop
  • Rustem F.
    try dolores mule - best taste with great view.
  • España S.
    España SheriffDecember 1, 2012
    Expensive, appetizers only. But this is a place to impress friends with the AMAZING view! Top the big glass jukebox building (enter on 4th). It's like being inside the Death Star.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasFebruary 26, 2015
    Recently renovated, great time to try the new food and cocktails. In any case it's still one of the best views from a bar in SF.
  • Karrie H.
    Karrie HoldernessMarch 15, 2013
    Worth the $16 Angus Burger, with the most breath taking views of San Francisco I have experienced this far! Beautiful in the afternoon Or night!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CorsenMay 3, 2016
    Probably one of the best views in downtown. Great desserts, make sure try the caramel corn pannacotta.
  • An S.
    An ShengJuly 18
    Often too crowded, but if you can get seats it's a great date spot. Try the skyline punch
  • Rahim H.
    Rahim HashimJanuary 24
    Beautiful view of the city, both at night and during the day. And unlike most hotel bars, the food was quality AND not overpriced. Highly recommended
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMarch 16, 2015
    Get a glass of delicacy from Napa and enjoy the view of San Francisco by the window
  • Lena Y.
    Lena YeOctober 18, 2013
    The view is gorgeous but good luck trying to find a seat by the window (or any seat) on the weekends.. Go at sunset on a week day instead!
  • Tim
    TimSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a place you must come to when in San Francisco. Fabulous view of the city and the bay
  • Steve W.
    Steve WoodsDecember 3, 2013
    Try visiting at various times. The view changes as the light changes. It is always awesome at whatever time though.
  • JulienF
    JulienFNovember 1, 2012
    Amazing view from the 39th floor on beautiful San Francisco, go there and have a drink with a fabulous view in town !
  • Nana
    NanaOctober 23, 2016
    Flight for the window view seat i.e. lurking = winning 🙌🏼. Drinks are good and pricey but worth it. Chicken wings 🍗yum!
  • Stacy
    StacyApril 25, 2015
    marvelous view from 39th floor! The Manhattan is good and strong enough.
  • Jena K.
    Jena KaufMarch 28, 2013
    Try the Cheese and Fruit Plate - I don't usually eat cheese. but when I do. It's the cheese plate with honey comb goodness. At the view.
  • Bhavana S.
    Bhavana SrinivasaNovember 5, 2013
    Best view you could get of San Francisco. Get there early so you could get a nice table.
  • Jean-Charles G.
    Jean-Charles GiomiSeptember 2, 2013
    Great place for a date. Valet parking, then get a nice table with a view, and enjoy the cocktails...
  • Peter R.
    Peter R.January 11, 2011
    Great view of San Francisco by day and night. Great cocktails and delicous food but a little bit expensive, but thats ok for this location.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LNovember 6, 2013
    Gorgeous views all around. Great for drinks after a long day. Enjoy the local Napa wines!
  • Kathryn K.
    Kathryn KeelingOctober 8, 2014
    Great cocktails with a better view. Snacks were also good. Have the cheese platter.
  • Sarahnaut
    SarahnautSeptember 3, 2014
    Watch the sun set from here with views of the Bay Bridge. (If it's not too foggy). Drinks are good too.
  • Ashok B.
    Ashok BalaAugust 20
    Great location.. Good choices of drink options.Try to be there little early to get the right spot
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    The view lives up to its name... Great overlook of the city - expensive drinks/food.
  • Raina S.
    Raina SharmaJanuary 13, 2016
    Amazing view and zinfandel boneshaker! Not much to eat though 🤔🤔🤔
  • Jaimy S.
    Jaimy SzymanskiJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there right at 4pm to get a window seat. And order the gin drop!
  • Vandna
    VandnaDecember 15, 2012
    Great view. They play sports games in the back so I was able to watch the Celtics game!
  • Colin G.
    Colin GlennMay 19, 2013
    View is awesome. Service could be quicker. Drinks could be cheaper. Although isn't that always the case?
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KooDecember 28, 2010
    Downtown leave you feeling weary? Find some refuge high above the streets here where the drinks are pricey but the view sublime.
  • Shinal
    ShinalMarch 17, 2016
    Get a overpriced cocktail and enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of SF.
  • Krystyl
    KrystylNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great date night spot....only if you get a seat near the window of course
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanOctober 23, 2013
    Come for the views, immediately leave because you can't find a table or order a drink.
  • Jules B.
    Jules BelcherOctober 11, 2014
    Very nice cocktails, Speakeasy beer and fantastic staff and service.
  • Jessnor Hafiz P.
    Lovely view of San Francisco. :-) been here for Shaklee Conference
  • Derek P.
    Derek PetersenJuly 5, 2015
    Cool view but their house old fashioned tastes like drinking rubbing alcohol with an orange peel
  • Fiona S.
    Fiona StrobridgeAugust 1, 2016
    Beautiful views of the city. Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset.
  • Steven W.
    Steven WallerMarch 14, 2015
    Tricky to get a seat on a Friday night but worth having a beer to take in the views
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha McDuffeeJanuary 14, 2012
    If you want to see the sun set, get there by five and sit on the side without the bar.
  • Burcu A.
    Burcu AtakanJune 16, 2016
    Amazing view.. must see when in SF
  • John T.
    John TrigonisApril 25, 2016
    One of the best things about SF (and for me, there's not many "best things about SF"!)
  • Tarjei H.
    Tarjei HJuly 7, 2015
    The view is amazing. The cocktails are terrible. Save your money and go for wine and beer
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CotrupeApril 13, 2011
    My table is less than 3 ft from the edge of this glass tower, so my photos are breathtaking...but I'm miles away from having anyone take my order. Hey, it is called the View...not the Eat...
  • Akshay S.
    Akshay SoniApril 15, 2016
    Great view, of course. But, avoid visiting on Friday evening.
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