Slow Club
Slow Club

Slow Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.slowclub.com/
  • Phone: (415) 241-9390
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Happy Hour with Limited Menu: Monday - Friday 2:30 - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Bar Opens at 5pm on Saturdays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Paul
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Slow Club is available for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Rooney 4152419390x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hampshire
  • Public Transit: 22 Fillmore stops at 16th and Bryant. 27 Bryant stops at Mariposa and Bryant. 9 San Bruno and 33 Stanyan stops at Portero and Mariposa.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is easy in the evenings and on weekends and more difficult during weekday lunches.
A word from Slow Club
We are a casual neighborhood restaurant with a changing menu featuring the best and freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches. Our bar offers innovative cocktails, tasty wines and beers. Join us for dinner, lunch or brunch...or just stop by the bar for a drink and a snack.

Our menu changes daily. Please visit our website for the most current version.
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Slow Club reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)fit for foodies (60)great for brunch (43)great for lunch (22)good for groups (19)special occasion (17)hot spot (16)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (14)great for outdoor dining (10)late-night find (8)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • nonameVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Had a very nice lunch with friends. Nice wine, great burgers, a nice caeser salad and flatbread. Look forward to future meals there. Parking is a major issue with 1 hour limits and street cleaning restrictions in every direction for blocks. Avoid driving if you can.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service at brunch....again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Although the restaurant opens at 10am, the staff made at least 10 patrons wait outside until 10:07 am. Even after sitting, no one came to take our order for another 15 minutes! This is the third time we have had poor service at brunch (with the same server). This is very disappointing, since my husband loves the french toast. We won't be coming back for brunch. The city has too many great places with excellent service to waste our time and money here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok food, ok service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I went here with a bunch of colleagues. They were very accommodating for the reservation, but service in general was a bit slow. I enjoyed my steak, but heard that the pasta and the burger were just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food, service and cocktails
    Bayviewfunone
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The Slow Club is a spot-on dining experience. The food is sumptuous. Each bite is a taste-treat sensation that demands to be savored slowly. Yet, there is an inherent desire to take the next bite of anything on the plate because everything is equally delicious. The cocktails are crazy good! They are the real deal, almost pure liquor, as an alcoholic beverage should be, yet with just enough complementary flavors to make for a delightful, complex and serious imbibment. No wonder there is a buzz in the air. The restaurant has an exciting, fun and carefree ambience. It is clear everyone is there for a relaxing, pleasing and enlivening night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I hoped
    Mrassmu
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The sausage and the broth of the mussels was amazing but only half of the mussels were open....the ones that were open were the smallest of ever been served. My burger was over cooked and the bun was soaked through. My wife was served med-rare meat and when she pointed out she had ordered med-well the server admitted her plate had been served to a different table and hers had been intended for that other table. Pretty good cheesecake for dessert
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We love Slow Club, especially for brunch. I wish they always had the eggs Benedict (because those are delicious), but I also enjoy the turkey sandwich, burger, Mexican egg dishes, Turkey Sausage Hash, and many other dishes. Ingredients are high quality and food is well-prepared, fresh, and comes to your table fast. I always bring my 2 small children and they love the food here. The coffee is also quite good (and necessary) and service is friendly and competent. Thanks for always making us feel like regulars, Slow Club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great...
    jasontheslackerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I love this restaurant. I have for a very long time. I keep telling people they have one of the best burgers in SF. I am sorry to say that it just isn't as great as it used to be. It has gotten a little smaller and the bun has become a disappointment from the old brioche they used to have. It isn't cheap either but still a good value. Still, the fries are amazing, the meat is top notch. And the rest of the menu is still very good as well. More of a dinner place unless they can get that burger back to snuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Organic veggies!
    smalltowntxfoodie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Enjoyed eating here very much. The menu is a little on the small side, understandable as it changes daily. The dishes we chose were terrific. I thought the appetizers could have been a little bit more exciting, but no complaints on the taste or quality of the cheese plate and salad we had. I suppose I wish there had been a little bit more to choose from. The chef is very talented and creative. Loved the sun chokes with the beef sirloin. Nice bar with excellent cocktails also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awesome
    jennifer2345VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Delicious food, great energy, friendly waitstaff. I can't wait to go back and try the the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood place
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere, wonderful cocktails, delicious food and very helpful and attentive staff. Free parking right outside. Will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine cuisine for the palate...
    Fotosynthesis3
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Consistently great. Love the drinks. Great service. Simply delicious cuisine. Just the right portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    jamienicoledeanVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We first had drinks at the bar and Jeffrey was an excellent and friendly and fun bartender. We later sat down for dinner and enjoyed a delicious meal. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Really great experience as always. Excellent bartender who made us a cocktail then came back with another he switched off as he thought the second would be better. That's excellent service! Great food as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It's a great restaurant! I love that the change the menu daily and always have option for veggie and meat lovers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great after the game
    TJ55
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Hit the Giants game, then late meal at Slow Club. Really outstanding food and cocktails. Service was a little slow, but it was a Saturday night, and they took us before our reservation. which was a huge help. Overall, terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like not Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place is great when you don't have time to wait for a table or forethought to have made a reservation in advance. The food is always adequate to good,but in my opinion never excellent. Some great drinks on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I hadn't been to Slow Club in about a decade. I don't know why. I think I remember it being very dark and loud. We went on a Sat night and had a lovely meal, friendly service, great cocktails. It wasn't too loud and the not too dark, either. Very nice experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    HungryinSac
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have eaten here several times. Consistently very good and a good atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Times!
    HappyHappyHappy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Slow Club, they sure know how to entertain. Wonderful space (wonderful photos), servers and chefs. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to thank the folks behind the stove for the magic they put together for us to savor. The food is prepared with love and kindness, to nourish both body and soul. Thank you Slow Club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    opentableVIPdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Called to change reservation time, they confirmed it, and then completely lost the reservation change. Showed up and they had no tables. Hostess said that given that the booking was through OpenTable that it would not show up as a no show. But I got the no show email. Unprofessional, twice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was fabulous!
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed our meal tremendously. I had their salmon which was fantastic. We shared the warm olives. The three of us really enjoyed everything except the noise level. Our server was great. Our dessert was melt in your mouth scrumptious. Heirloom tomato salad was yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our dinner here was tasty and reasonably priced. The cocktails were exceptionally delicious. Mussels and pappardelle were my favorites of the night. Most outstanding part of the evening was the service and attention to our water glasses. I was late for my reservation and called them to let them know. They were happy to accommodate. Because I was late for dinner, I was also late for my post-dinner show so the waitress was happy to send over drinks and appetizers fast. Then she fired our entrees right away. Gave us our check and boxed our leftovers in record time and we made it to the show on time! I recommend giving Slow Club a try when in the neighborhood!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Industrial Decor
    MangiaBene
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have eaten here many times over the years and I always leave happy. The atmosphere is alive, energetic. The food is creative and tasty. The service is attentive (last week we arrived twenty minutes after our reserved time, and while they warned us our table was booked again an hour later, they let us linger over our food until we were finished - an hour and a half later). We had great cocktails, a fresh, delicious, seasonal salad, an appetizing Farm table entree (straight from the farmers market) perfectly cooked pork, and pot au creme - Mmmmm. So much food, topped by a perfectly reasonable bill. I will keep coming!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    SashaPronko12
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall, good place to go with your friends or family.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is delicious
    mslovecats
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Came here for dinner on a weeknight. Cocktails are worth trying; several of us got the Malabar which was delicious (love the cardamom). We enjoyed the carrot corn soup (yum, very delicious), the seasonal farm plate (meh), and the burger (awesome). It gets pretty cold in the restaurant since they open the big garage doors for those SF summer nights so bring a jacket. I would come here again if it were convenient, but not necessarily specifically seek this place out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 85 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 598 reviews are from the Slow Club reviews archive.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    CACuzcatlan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great brunch place. We had a reservation for 7 about a week out. We got their at 10 and were the only ones there, but the place was packed when we left a little after 11. The only complaint I have is that the french toast was drowning in syrup. It was too much and made it too sweet. Everything else was on point.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & vibe
    Cass
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Visiting from out of town and looking for a place to celebrate my daughters 22nd birthday that would be hip enough for her and her friends but not too big or loud. Also wanted local cuisine & veggie options. Slow Club met all my expectations. Food was great as was the service & atmosphere--great vibe! Fun bar with unique selection of cocktails-daughter said Desert Rose was best she ever had. Good value for fresh & tasty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic, quality gem
    BennieB
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    A strong gastronomic experience meets unpretentious ambience in a quintessential San Francisco locale. American, eclectic quality at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch spot!
    SlowClub
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Definitely a favorite brunch spot. If you have a sweet tooth for brunch then have the Bourbon french toast. Cocktails are tasty too. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OllyW
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I have eaten at here a number of times for Saturday brunch, however, I had never dined in the evening. I had a friend visiting from out of country and wanted to take her to a fine, local restaurant. Slow Club was attractive because of its menu and the fact it draws neighborhood folks. My friend was very impressed. The minute we walked in the door she loved the ambiance. The food was delicious and the portions were large - actually too large. We could not eat the entire meal and hated the fact we had to waste it. I would prefer smaller dishes. The noise level was loud. We shouted for much of the dinner. I suppose it's due to its layout - low ceilings, small space. Lastly, the service was slow and it was hard to get our server's attention.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    davide
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Cool atmosphere, great service, and our dishes were excellent--roast vegetable plate, flatbread with garlic and cheese. We enjoyed a starter of warm olives and bread. Our server was great--perfect balance of attentive and unintrusive. Dessert (chocolate pot de creme) was the only disappointment--a bit ordinary. FYI, Slow Club is only two blocks from Z Company, where Joe Goode dance and Word for Word theater company are housed. Also highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seasonal menu and service
    BetBet
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I appreciated the seasonal menu and fab service. Too bad the turkey hash was a poor choice for me since it was a bit greasy. High chair for my baby was great but restroom needs a changing table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie3
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We have wanted to check out the slow club for some time. Having out of town visitors served as our opportunity to do so. Both the quality and preparation of the food and the service exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for pre-theater quick dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had tickets for a Theatre of Yugen show, and this is the closest restaurant to the Project Artaud complex. Was a bit concerned about finishing dinner in time to get to the show, but we were seated right away, service was prompt, and the food came out without delay. Great burger & fries for a great price, and the cocktails were good, too, although the Magnolia kolsch seemed a bit flat (tasted fine, though). I've eaten at Slow Club before when I had more time, and the food has always been top notch. My only complaint with Slow Club: it's TOO LOUD in there. Thank you to Slow Club for their generous donation of food to the Theater of Yugen "This Lingering Life" opening night - all loved the tasty and colorful crostini/bruschetta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun place. somewhat inconsistent.
    Alex
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I have been there twice now. Both times someone has ordered a fantastic dish and others have been disappointed. Still reccomend it. Fun environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • definitely worth a repeat
    kb32
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    My husband and I went for dine about town. the carrot Ginger soup, pork loin and pot de creme were all fantastic. The service was good and the prices, even without DAT are reasonable for what you get. I found the portion sizes to be on the large side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I come to Slow Club about twice a month for brunch and the service is always unbeatable and the food is always delicious. And I love that we can make a reservation and never have to wait. Thanks Slow Club!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, poor bartender service
    OpenTableJunkieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We went for brunch, I had the frittata which was delicious. The only lowlight was the service from the bartender. He was so busy socializing with friends he forgot he was working! I've never been in a restaurant where drinks arrive AFTER the entree. I blame my server as well since she should have been paying attention to the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst service we can remember
    teofeatherlady
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Waited 20 min. after ordering cocktails and a 1 hour and 15 minute wait for our meal. That is totally unacceptable in SF. All 4 of us ordered burgers. Yes burgers!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    MDVal
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    On a previous visit to the Slow Club, my wife and I had found the food to be tasty, the portions ample, and the service attentive. Unfortunately, on a recent visit for dinner, the opposite was true. It took us 90 minutes to get a couple of drinks, two salads, a bowl of soup, and a roasted butternut squash. And the squash was a colossal rip-off. It was only half a small squash stuffed with some spinach and quinoa and finished with what tasted like Soy-Vay. At $18 a plate, never again. The salads were disappointing, as well. The Caesar was soaked and bland. Our Arugula salad was missing the roasted pecans that were supposed to come with it. When we flagged that for the server, they showed up with a thunk as we were close to finishing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic