Bitters, Bock & Rye
1117 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109Neighborhood:
BarbecuePrice: $30 and under
Bitters, Bock & Rye
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://bittersbockandrye.com/
- Phone: 4154404490
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: W-Sa 4:00pm-1:00am
- Payment Options:
- Cuisine: American, Southern, Barbecue
- Executive Chef: Mark Goodger
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Large catering menu that extends beyond BBQ and southern cuisine. Small or large specialize in making the menu fit the event.
- Entertainment: Special events such as whiskey tastings and pig roasts. We like to have fun with our cuisine and drink.
- Cross Street: Polk Street
- Public Transit: 19 passes or front door on Polk street while the -- passes by our entrance on post. We are less than 1block from the van ness corridor (Hwy101) with the 48? and ---
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: There is a public lot across the street from our Polk street entrance.
A word from Bitters, Bock & Rye
Bars, BBQ and Brews Bitters Bock and Rye specializes in BBQ with a Southern influence Menu is primarily BBQ and southern cooking. Two full bars. Private party room with its own restrooms and entrance. Caters to large and small parties. We love our whiskeys. Families welcome. Sports in the Tap Room with lots of TV's for viewing or casual dining in the main dining room. Each with its own bar.Continued
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Bitters, Bock & Rye reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance3.4Noise LevelModerate
vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (4)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (2)special occasion (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
- Ribs and BrisketfoodXVIPDined on 7/25/2014Wonderful ribs and corn on the cob. The brisket was tasty maybe a little dry. Potato salad like mom makes. Setting is casual and rough around the edges, but great cocktails and ale.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly service, GREAT margaritasGImmeHeatVIPDined on 7/11/2014Hot damn the spicy margarita is AMAZING. The food was just OK. But the staff were very friendly and the atmosphere is very open and old saloon-y. Will definitely be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 5 reviews are from the Bitters, Bock & Rye reviews archive.
- Good for drinks, not foodSteveVIPDined on 4/23/2014Funky place in Polk Gulch, good list of Bourbons & Ryes. We each had a barbecued meat sandwich, the chicken was fine but both the pork and beef were overcooked, the meat was dry and stringy. The sweet potato fries had a funny taste and were limp. Our server was good and quite a pleasant chap. Bottom line, go for the liquor, not the food.
- Not as good as it soundedOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 4/22/2014I was excited to try out Bitters, Bock & Rye on account of the fact that their barbecue sauces and variety of smoked meats sounded very good. Unfortunately, service was extremely slow - about 30-40 minutes between each time we saw our server. The smoked pork unfortunately came out of the kitchen between lukewarm and cool, as did the Mac & Cheese which was even served in a small cast iron dish which had to have been sitting for quite a while to have cooled off as much as it did. The pork also turned out to be rather dried out which was unfortunate. I think it would have been really good if it had been about 30 degrees warmer and a bit moister.
- Great find!AndrewDined on 4/12/2014A group and I went to Bitters, Bock and Rye for a birthday dinner. The restaurant occupies a huge building, which was everyone's first exclamation as they walked in. Server was very nice, quick, and attentive. For starters we shared the okra, sweet potato fries, and boiled peanuts--all were delicious. For main dishes we sampled the various cuts of BBQ. Ribs were outstanding and the brisket and sausage looked equally well. I also can't forget the drinks. The sazerac was exactly like one would expect. I recommend Bitters, Bock, and Rye for groups looking to be well-fed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/2/2014Good spot, good service, and easy to get a reservation. Bit of a shortage of veggie options but food was reasonably tasty. Some of the barbeque was a little dry but the sauces available was delicious. Mac and Cheese was great. Bar had a good vibe but it was a little quiet (mind you, it was a Wednesday night).Special Features:
- The food here is pretty goodOpenTable Diner Since 2000VIPDined on 3/31/2014The food here is pretty good but during the week it is just a bar with bar food. Opentable let us make a reservation for the dining room on a Thursday night but the dining room is not open M-Th and they don't have a reservation system in the restaurant those days. We ate in the bar and it was fine - not really what we were hoping for but it was fine. The server was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.