About Comstock Saloon

Named after Henry Comstock and the famed Comstock Lode, which brought mining fortunes to the City by the Bay, Comstock Saloon occupies a historic space that has served as a watering hole for San Franciscans since 1907. It now offers turn-of-the-century saloon fare and classic cocktails.

155 Columbus Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Mon: 4pm-10pm, bar open 'til 12am
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-12am, bar open late
Fri: noon-12am, bar open late
Sat: 4pm-12am, bar open late
Happy Hour: every day 4pm to 6pm

Cross Street:
Pacific Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 617-0071

Website:
http://www.comstocksaloon.com/

Entertainment:
Live music nightly, never a cover.

Public Transit:
8, 8x, 10, 30 muni lines

Executive Chef:
Michael Miller

Private Party Facilities:
Comstock Saloon’s private dining room is available for hors d’oeuvres and cocktail parties for up to 50 guests. A buyout of Comstock Saloon is available for groups of over 85 people. For more information, please contact Kat Womer at 415-551-1453 or by email at kat@absinthegroup.com.

Private Party Contact:
Kat Womer: (415) 551-1453

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are open 7 days a week with happy hour specials every day from 4pm to 6pm, and live music every day, never a cover! We are open for lunch on Friday's from noon to 4 pm with free lunch available with the purchase of two adult beverages.

Comstock Saloon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Great Beer (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service & I don’t ever say that. Great drinks. Well done, Comstock.

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Been here before and had a GREAT time. However this evening they were understaff and it showed.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

A place to get a reservation and get gussied up for. Too loud to feel awkward, and wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We really enjoyed our Friday Free Lunch. It was a delicious butternut squash salad with arugula, bacon, marscapone and candied pecans. Cassidy was our server and she was very professional and kind.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome staff. Very accommodating. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had a 6:30 reservation in the dining room and weren't seated until 7:15. They made room for us in the bar but I would call this a service blunder. Food was good and service was good following that, but they could improve upon seating logistics.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The service was great. The cocktails were fantastic. I really enjoyed the live music. However, I ordered the shishito peppers, pappardelle, and the half chicken. The pappardelle was WAY too salty, and I like a lot of salt. The half chicken was good. The shishito peppers were my favorite part of the meal.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Had a great time with friends celebrating the bachelor party.
Good drinks & food, and high level service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Interesting venue, delightful live music, authentic cocktails AND super excellent comfort-type food (roasted half-chicken, lamb w/ pappardelle). Service friendly and efficient. Limited vegetarian options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The live music + cocktail combo was perfect for a mid week get-together! However, the food was quite average (and pricey for the quality) and service was slow. Would come back for the live music with drinks/bar snacks for not for dinner.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Good artisan cocktails and bar. The small plate food was limited. Our brussel sprouts were overcooked and too salty. We had olives, but there were no artisan cheeses or meats. We left the table were we were put for our reservation and took seats at the bar. The bar had a much better atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

They put a reservation sign on our table while we were still finishing our drinks at the end of our meal. We also asked for a special table as it was our honeymoon and we were put in the corner by their coffee equipment. Did not meet our expectations and did not feel welcome.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This is a very cool bar. It would be great to meet friends at and enjoy their unique cocktails. However we went directly from the airport for a nice bite to eat. The menu was very limited and nothing looked appealing. To recap. The cocktails were very good. Nice Jazz Band, great decor, not a dinner place, very loud, most other tables appeared to enjoy the oysters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

lamb sausage sandwich on fresh grilled sourdough roll was great. We also had the dinner portions (large servings, including sides) of the grilled chicken. The side of grilled brussels sprouts was tasty, very done, and popcorn like, with an unusual sauce that had some garum (fish sauce) tanginess, but wasn't fishy at all. Great cocktails, esp. the bourbon drinks. Very fast service. Both the bar stools and the table-booths were comfortable (although not roomy if you are a large peraon). Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The host was awesome. We got there about an hour before our reservations. There was no open seats available but the host recommended a little table and chairs outside while we waited. We had a drink and people watched. Our host was kind and tentative and before we knew it we were seated. Great place, love the jazz music. The menu is small but we enjoyed it.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

This was a very negative experience. The food was AWFUL and it was EXPENSIVE!!!! And the waitress was bored. Threw $75 away for LUNCH???? And could not eat the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Dinner was fantastic - the shared starters of brussel sprouts, calamari, and oysters were delicious. In fact, the oysters were so good I opted to to double down on oysters as a main, too. The half roast chicken was the best I have ever had - it must have been brined for days and was cooked to perfection. Cocktails, of course, were fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

From the first moment when I was greeted by name, then through our visit, the service was professional and friendly. Most importantly, the food was fabulous and the drinks first-rate

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

A classic causal while sophisticated experience. Brilliant food, creative cocktail menu, live music and attentive staff all working to make your experience spectacular. Worth a mention, the decor!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

More of a cocktails + bar food place than a proper restaurant. The food that they serve is decent but it's a very limited menu, so not a good choice for a sit-down meal w/ family on a Saturday evening. Service was also inattentive and quite slow. (Although they were quick to bring a check!)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

I had a very nice impression the first time I came in. I finally chose it to meet some friends after a trip because of the nice vibe and the jazz music. We couldn't see the musician from our seats but sounded very well, charming and smooth. The food was pretty good but portions could be bigger. Nevertheless I'm looking forward to come back. I like it much!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Menu is limited but very tasty. Service was great and drinks are well prepared. Live music (jazz) was very nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The menu is limited but relatively well executed; it is a classic menu, with few surprises and little to excite a sophisticated palate. I would go for the live music (which was excellent), the cocktails and the ambiance, and if you are interested in a piece of SF history. The historic space is reminiscent of a British pub, and dinner seating is largely wooden booths and bar stools.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Amazing salads, Pasta, and Chicken. Great cocktails. Friendly attentive staff. A little pricey but seems worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Fantastic bar/restaurant. Everyone was polite and very accommodating.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Service was slow but friendly, and the food was delicious. We couldn't get it down fast enough. That banana bourbon dessert is everything.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Epic! Fantastic! Best Bar North of Market! We go there every time we come back to San Fran. On second thought don't go, it will get too crowded. Yeah, that's it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The music stole the show. Live jazz and the historic decor were both amazing. And the maitre d was a sweetheart.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I love Comstock and their cocktails. They have live music over the weekends and have some of the best cocktails that I've tasted in the North beach area. They're also a short walk away from Chinatown and Little Italy, so its perfectly placed if you're going out for drinks after/before dinner in these districts.
The barkeep's whimsy never disappoints and bar seating shows you the process, which is realy very intricate.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We had a lovely time enjoying drinks with friends before heading to Speakeasy SF.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The Comstock Saloon was a surprise find for us. We expected the typical bar/restaurant but found something quite different.
The food was superb. We started with the fried Brussels sprouts, grilled octopus, and roasted squash soup. They were all really good, though the squash soup probably had more cream than squash in it (which might be a plus for many people.) We each chose the duck confit as the main course, and it was crisp and juicy.

The live music was great. We got to listen to Katy Stephan on piano, singing a wide range of songs, and she was wonderful.

The drinks, the attentiveness of the staff, the decor, all made the experience there a special one, and we will be back there when we return to San Francisco.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great drinks, food, and atmosphere. We enjoyed the live music, and the service was on point. We had reservations, which I would recommend if you're able to plan in advance - the place was packed, but we were seamlessly seated at a nice corner table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Service was lacking, it was as though staff didn't want to be bothered with their dinner crowd and paid much more attention to the bar patrons. Food and drinks were slow to come out and it was a battle to get staff attention each time. They kept taking our menu's which was odd considering that it was a snacks and drinks type of place, it was as though they were discouraging us from ordering anything. They also assumed we stole plates for our cake for our friend's birthday which was beyond rude. We had already notified another waiter who charged us the cake fee. Overall ambience and restaurant is good, but staff left a lot to be desired.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We came for a Jack Rose and Jazz. My husband had the roasted chicken, which he loved and I the Pancetta, It was too Dry an no flavor.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We were a group of four foreigners visiting SFO for the first time. We had a reservation at 8:00pm Friday 10/28 ,we got there a little bit early. The host was respectful, nice and able to accommodate us before 8. The waiter was kind of rude . I had the feeling he treated us that way because we(guests) were speaking to each other in our native language. I wouldn't recommend this place. The dinner menu is Ok, basically dinner menu consists of appetizers. Drinks good. Ambiance good. SFO has better places to have a good time with friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2016

The doughnuts were confusing and, ultimately, an unpleasant gustatory experience. Great drinks and decor though!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We arrived and were offered a table for 2 by the door which had a cold breeze blowing in on it or a "two top" in the bar. We opted for the two top. A couple of minutes later the hostess returned and recanted on the two top and suggested we sit at the bar and "see what happens". We went to the bar and saw two tables empty that were set for two. We left feeling completely jerked around.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2016

It was extremely hot inside. The door mostly stayed closed. Although I love the fans they didn't provide any airflow. I wanted to stay longer, drink more and eat more but the overwhelming heat made me sleepy. If the hostess is cold provide her a heater but leave the door open and turn up the fans to provide some air. we were seated mid bar area and that is where all of the crowd stands.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Horrible Service. 30 minutes to get a beer? This place is going downhill fast!

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 (München)·Dined on August 14, 2016

I liked the relaxed feel of this place – definitely would return, just hope they will add some more the food menu. The meatloaf was nice ad soft, although he mashed potatoes were not as warm as expected. We liked the beers, and the drinks are many and well made. Service was well-timed and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups
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