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Permanently Closed - Bitters, Bock & Rye

31 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. We are a San Francisco gathering place in the Lower Polk neighborhood serving California cuisine from the kitchen and signature cocktails at the bar. Brick walls and dark wood counters create a comfortable bar and restaurant for guests to enjoy food, drink and friends. An urban oasis in the heart of the city with a contemporary menu able to accommodate large parties with a private room for events or gatherings.

We have an extensive bar menu with hundreds of unique whiskeys, gins, vodkas and tequilas. And we share the love with our Happy Hour prices, half off selected apps and heavily and happily discounted cocktails!

Our venue is great for private parties and events. The venue is a large capacity restaurant with its own bar, and even has a unique private party room with its own bar and bathroom facilities. The lounge area is great for parties and corporate happy hours. Catering is available for large groups and office parties too!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Mon - Closed
Tues-Thurs - 4:30pm-11:00pm
Fri 4:30pm - 1:00 am
Sat-Sun - 10 am - 1:00 am
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Phone number
(415) 794-8397
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
With three rooms and two full bars, we have all that you are looking for. With a capacity for nearly 250 guests, we host & cater Corporate events, Birthdays, Networking/Social mixers, Team outings, Receptions, Alumni parties, Pub crawls, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, etc.,.. sometimes all at once!
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Private party contact
Shannon Henne - Private Event Coordinator: (415) 440-4490
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Large catering menu that extends American and can incorporate BBQ and southern cuisine. Small or large specialize in making the menu fit the event.
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Cross street
Polk Street
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Parking details
There is a public lot across the street from our Polk street entrance.
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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 ---
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Special events such as whiskey tastings and pig roasts. We like to have fun with our cuisine and drink.
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Special events & promotions
Plan your next event, gathering, party or meeting with us!

Our space (see it here) has capacity for almost 300 people and we can provide full-service food and beverage catering. We are perfect for: Corporate events, Birthdays, Networking/Social mixers, Team outings, Receptions, Alumni parties, Pub crawls, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, Reservations, & more!

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CharlieE (San Francisco)
Dined on November 25, 2016

It's a cozy little place. Our bartender might have been the nicest bartender we've ever had in the city. (I wish I remembered his name!) we loved the food too. The only thing keeping it from being full 5 stars was strangely-placed, and pretty loud gangsta rap playing that kinda stressed me out (at 4:45pm on a Friday). It was probably just an algorithm radio station that went haywire, and I should have just said "umm, can you turn that off?"
We'll be back :)

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on November 14, 2016

I wish I could review. We got there for our reservation and the dining room was closed. The bartender offered to open the very dark messy dining room for us, but we declined and left. Disappointing as I was hosting 5 people in SF.

50sHousewife (Philadelphia)
Dined on October 20, 2016

Shame it closed. Hubby didn’t though. Service was excellent, food good. The neighborhood was a bit scary at night. Hard to get an Uber to pick us up...hhhhmmmm!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on October 13, 2016

This place is a bar, not a restaurant. In fact, it is two bars. Similar menus but not completely the same. They do have a dinner menu. Good food!

AdrienneA (San Francisco)
Dined on June 17, 2016

We went with a group of around 12 for my birthday. They had adequate amount of space, and then some. Especially great for a Friday night. We didn't have a tab. Most people just ordered separately from the bar, and the staff had no issue with that. The food and cocktails are always great and the staff is awesome! I'll be back very soon!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
Dined on June 4, 2016

Had dinner as a party of 4 and didn't realize this place was essentially under construction. Slow service at about 5pm, and very underwhelming food. Had a BBQ platter that really cannot be called BBQ. No smoke flavor in the brisket nor the pulled pork. Brisket wasn't tender, pulled pork was mushy. Maybe it will be better after they finish working on the building, but I would not go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on June 4, 2016

Excellent fried oysters, the bloody Mary's were awesome-

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on March 22, 2016

We ordered the large meat combo plate along with the buffalo chicken sliders, and it was way more food than the two of us could finish. I would definitely get just the brisket next time. The sliders and sausage were ok, and we would have done well without the pulled pork.

OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
Dined on February 29, 2016

Excellent Mac n cheese and meat plate!! Can't beat happy hour specials and drink concoctions! Definitely going back!

vipDebbE (San Francisco)
Dined on February 7, 2016

Yummy bar bites, great On Tap selection. Will definitely be back.