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Tunnel Top

Tunnel Top

Bar, Dive Bar, and Nightclub$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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  • Gaby E.
    "Best watermelon gimlet ever!!! Bring cash!"(3 Tips)
    Ivan R.
    "Cash only, but great upstairs and good atmosphere on Monday nights."(2 Tips)
    Jason S.
    "great after work happy hour."(3 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "cheap drinks"(2 Tips)
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  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMarch 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the bartenders here; generous pours and always a nice spot to stop by for the perfect sazerac. Cash only. Try the cucumber-basil martini as well!
  • Troy F.
    Troy FlintJuly 4, 2015
    A refreshing spot with character in an increasingly homogenous part of town. No pretense, good liquor selection, and a cool second floor to watch the crowd below.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    An awesome bar located on top of the Stockton Street Tunnel, serving cheap drinks (cash only) and is generally packed after-work and on the weekends.
  • Anis C.
    Anis CharaniaAugust 9, 2015
    Great music and what the other tip said: Get a mojito and sit by the corner upstairs! Do not order a straight mojito unless you like growing mint plants in your stomach (just add dirt).
  • Zack W.
    Zack Williams1 week ago
    Great cocktails (Gimlets especially good) great classic US dive bar vibe being channeled in here.
  • Modern Hombre
    Modern HombreApril 5, 2011
    Quintessential San Francisco spot: located above an iconic massage parlor/brothel, at the bottom of a huge hill, and way cooler inside than the outside would ever promise.
  • Jaimy S.
    Jaimy SzymanskiJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash only is kind of annoying, but it's a great atmosphere and the fresh fruit used in mixers is fantastic.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonFebruary 2, 2012
    This place has very bad air circulation and on a very busy t can get super crowded but it is so much fun (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume FlandreNovember 7, 2014
    Pretty cool bar with 9% beer. Don't miss the possibly unique scale ATM in America.
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan RodriguezApril 4, 2012
    Cash only, but great upstairs and good atmosphere on Monday nights. Try a gin and tonic.
  • Alex W.
    Alex WolkovAugust 25, 2015
    Great place for a cocktail and people watching, go upstairs, it's less crowded
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxFebruary 28, 2016
    My most frequented bar. Interesting location, quirky interior. What's not to love?
  • Troy F.
    Troy FlintJuly 4, 2015
    Heavy pours, good happy hour, comfortable, cozy atmosphere that can turn live at the drop of a hat.
  • Maddie Mae
    Maddie MaeAugust 22, 2014
    Awesome people-watching, best enjoyed with a cynical friend.
  • Anton S.
    Anton SokolovSeptember 15, 2016
    It is actually on the tunnel top. Nice bar, it is not overcrowded, nice music and prices.
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin Van NessAugust 2, 2011
    Give the Full Boar a try on tap. It's only $4 and is very tasty. Slightly hoppy at first with a great aftertaste. 7.4% abv, so drink responsibly!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HDecember 5, 2011
    While waiting in line for the bathroom, be sure to look up. Great views at the edge of the balcony, NAWHATIMSAYIN?!
  • Mario T.
    Mario TeiguerosFebruary 11, 2012
    Great value and if you get hungry, go next door for an excellent burger
  • Rob R.
    Rob RoyJuly 28, 2015
    I like the atmosphere. It's a little bit to loud for a normal Conversation
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenJune 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ps! Tunnel top is no longer cash only - cards now accepted
  • Joey S.
    Joey SilveiraApril 14, 2012
    Great upstairs and crowd. Chandelier made of wine bottles - awesome!
  • Tim W.
    Tim WasslerMay 11, 2011
    Definitely try the BEER. It is quite great. Im on top of a tunnel!!
  • Greg V.
    Greg Van BelleApril 12, 2013
    This place is a crazy mix of hipsters, bar rats, and neighborhood locals. Cash only bar and some seriously loud music.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 11, 2010
    Totally hip place with an upstairs. A good after work hangout. -Tim Nugent, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydJune 12, 2015
    Cool and unique spot to grab a beer.
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LeeJanuary 8, 2011
    Cash only...so prepare for that. The Dark and stormy is pretty good too
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiOctober 5, 2014
    cash only... with a weird Camden town kinda feel... they have a hang out area upstairs which is cool...
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PAugust 7, 2011
    Do you like random? Excellent, that's what you're going to get. This bar is radical bodacious.
  • Simon C.
    Simon CheadleNovember 1, 2015
    Good beer and lively crowd in this rough round the edges bar
  • David L.
    David LightOctober 11, 2011
    They make great Caparino's with the REAL Brazilian Rum, not that PR stuff.
  • Di
    DiFebruary 13, 2012
    Come on Sat night; BEST music mix ever!!
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan W.October 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tunnel top is wack. Too much Pop music and the crowd is lame, hipster types.
  • Kate C.
    Kate CareyNovember 20, 2009
    Go early happy hour on a Thursday, get a comfy seat mid-bar, order a Gimlet, enjoy.
  • Jason S.
    Jason StandifordJanuary 4, 2011
    great after work happy hour. come on Monday. its not crowded.
  • KNOW B.
    KNOW BODDIEOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cucumber basil martini: $7. Delicioso!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They now take cards!
  • Gaby E.
    Gaby EscobarAugust 5, 2010
    Best watermelon gimlet ever!!! Bring cash!
  • Esther A.
    Esther AssaadJuly 4, 2010
    Cozy little spot. Cash only, but worth it.
  • M.Syd H.
    M.Syd HaltermanMay 22, 2010
    Good vibe to this place. DJs after 10 pm. Cash only, kids.
  • Sejal
    SejalJuly 26, 2013
    Good drinks. Cash only
  • Siv
    SivDecember 22, 2012
    Cash only. Slightly annoying, but I suppose to be expected from a "dive bar."
  • John S.
    John SampognaMay 18, 2012
    Great spot for jello shots
  • Ilia G.
    Ilia GlazkovFebruary 22, 2014
    Two white russians for two white russians!
  • Michael
    MichaelMay 22, 2014
    Chill spot w/good music.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchJuly 15, 2009
    Order a mojito. Go sit in the corner by the window. Enjoy a drink on the edge of the ledge.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PercySeptember 21, 2010
    The mojitos here will make you wish the next day you could sleep in.
  • Aaron Z.
    Aaron ZarragaAugust 28, 2011
    Tequila sunrises are unreal
  • Devin B.
    Devin BasileMarch 6, 2016
    Great old fashion plain and simple.
  • Marjorie B.
    Marjorie BarengNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoke a blunt upstairs by the window. then take a shot.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GJuly 4, 2009
    Order food from next door. Mussels are delicious, soak up the sauce with bread!
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