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Comstock Saloon

258 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (3)
  • Great Beer (3)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Southern
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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

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Phone number
(415) 617-0071
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Raffin
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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
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Private party contact
Kat Womer: (415) 551-1453
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Cross street
Pacific Ave.
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Public transit
8, 8x, 10, 30 muni lines
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Live music nightly, never a cover.
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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.
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
What 258 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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BistroVendome (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Taken immediately to our reserved table...took a little while for a server to stop by our table so we were thinking this wasn’t going to be a good experience...but once they did the rest of the evening was surprising delightful. Very limited menu but our choices of hamburger and calamari were excellent! Drinks were good—(but I wish they had blue cheese olives for my martini) Michael was our friendly host/server and he’s the one who noticed we hadn’t been served. He took very good care of us the rest of the evening and made our experience a positive. I would definitely go back!

SALAD (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Bring cash to tip the live jazz ensemble (they were swinging hard) which plays from a high ceiling stage (good acoustics), very surreal, and poetic, perfect for North Beach; City Lights book store (browse & buy a book before or after dinner) within two blocks walking distance. Check out the beers on tap, only two, but there will be something good. Cocktails were expertly made. Sit back, eat (small menu, but very tasty; the fried calamari and beet & goat cheese salad were spot on, instant favorites, excited to taste other items). Drink, enjoy SF like the Beats would, taking it all in, not in a hurry, not on smart phones, instead bop to the jazz. Tip the waitstaff well. Cheers!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

The waitress told us all tables were reserved and our only option was to sit at the bar. I reserved a table on Open table, came back, and was seated by the manager. The waitress was disgruntled and quite rude the whole evening. Sit your customers where they feel most comfortable and welcome them into your establishment, especially when you have EMPTY TABLES.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

The service at Comstock was great and cocktails fantastic!

vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Comstock is my favorite bar in SF. Their cocktails are spirit-heavy, always balanced, and the location is very adult. I want these guys to be around for the next 20 years, doing it just how they do it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The venue has great ambiance, however due to its size it is very crowded. Our reserved table was literally right next to the double open doors, which in winter is a bit chilly. Oysters, ribs, and fries were delicious. The burger bun was soggy, and the flavor was “blah”. Beers on tap are great! Vodka martini and Irish coffee were great, especially if you enjoy a strong drink. We initially went for the live Jazz music which was enjoyable, but the small space minimized the experience. The wait staff and service were excellent!! Overall a good experience, just not what we were hoping for.

PeggyC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Yummy small plates and adventurous cocktails

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

The cabernet wasn't great. Go there for the Gin

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

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

skyy (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

JamesWChanga (Las Vegas)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome staff. Very accommodating. Great atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 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.

Estacee (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 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.

Chris (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

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

nmvw (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 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.

RachaelO (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 3, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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.

vipLDSP (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

TriciaAndMig (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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

viperins (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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!)

vipelledub (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Love this spot! The food has been consistently impressive, exceeding our expectations for a fairly casual, night-time spot. The portions are fairly generous. The drinks are interesting. The music is wonderful, though at times way too loud -- we found conversation difficult on a couple of occasions. One other downside was that there are sometimes flies all around. We'll definitely be back again and again, but really hoping the flies stay away :P

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!