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Date
Thu, 4/19
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7:30 PM
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Players Sports Grill & Arcade

4.1
91 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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A bright and energetic restaurant with 35+ HDTVs that broadcast 200+ sports channels, Players also serves up scrumptious Contemporary American fare and fresh seafood. Come for happy hour and cheer on your favorite teams while sipping one of the 15 brews on tap, or engage in friendly competition on the dozens of games at the arcade.

For a change of pace, make your way to the new Luau Lounge for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay, including Alcatraz Island and the numerous sail boats. Luau Lounge is the city's only waterfront Tiki Bar, and serves a full menu along with fruity and refreshing Tiki-inspired cocktails! Aloha a la San Francisco!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm
Monday-Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 981-6300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Willison
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Private party facilities
Make your next corporate or private event a big win for your whole team! Our Sports Grill, Patio, Arcade, and Luau Lounge can be rented together or separately to fit the needs of your event.
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Private party contact
Matthew Willison: (415) 981-6300
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beach St. & The Embarcadero
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Parking details
The Pier 39 Garage is directly across the street from Pier 39. We offer a parking validation to anyone who purchases 2 entrees or more.
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Public transit
Located on the Historic F Line Street Car route, Pier 39 has a dedicated stop. There is also direct ferry service from Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland.
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Entertainment
Join your fellow sports fans and watch your favorite team play for the win on 35 HDTVs or private tableside TVs at Players Sports Grill & Arcade! Now boasting the Pac-12 Network, Players offers the complete game-day package! Relax in San Francisco’s only Waterfront Tiki Bar, with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and sip on one of our 15 beers on tap, classic Tiki cocktails and savor the California cuisine.

With more than 75 thrilling arcade games, including some classics like Air Hockey, Skeeball, NBA Hoops and more, Players Sports Grill & Arcade is your #1 destination for sports fun!
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Special events & promotions
Players Sports Grill & Arcade is a great choice for fun holiday parties and special occasions! With a capacity of 400, and a variety of spaces for your guests (Sports Grill, Patio, Arcade, and Luau Lounge can be rented together or separately to fit the needs of your event), it will definitely be an event to remember. Please contact us at info@playerssf.com for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 91 People Are Saying
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3.7
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3.9
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Extremely slow service. It was a Monday night but it wasn’t busy at all. Food was good and they were timely with the preparation. Menu had plenty of options for all. But it was pretty high priced for what we got. They do take reservations so that was helpful with our planning and schedule!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Place! Fun atmosphere! And everything was just as requested.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Had such a great time! It was "sunday funday" for us.. And we decided to take a trip to frisco (from hayward) usually we would go to the rainforest cafe..kids love it there..but they're closed now 😫 players was the perfect spot to take the kids.!!!! Very stress free! Excellent customer service! food was great! And the arcade was a majorrrr plus. Spent a good amount of time in the arcade awesome game selections..and the prizes were cool too! Such friendly customers aswell, 3 espérate couples blessed our 3 kids with there game cards as they were leaving. Giving my boys extra tickets/points for prizes. We thought that was super cool of them to do that! We'll definitely be back!
Thank you for such an awesome experience.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Overdone chicken, sweaty waiter, dirty chairs, but the hostess was helpful

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Family in town and wanted to do the tourist thing (Pier 39 and Aquarium). This place was open for a table of 7 and the arcade would be fun for the kids. The food was bland, the service was average. Big place. Good for arcade and sports.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2017

Warning - if you are seated at a table back in the bar area, be aware that the bartender is your server. He was buried filling drink orders from customers sitting at the bar.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch with friends. We were sat in the Luau Lounge. Beautiful views of the bay, excellent tiki drinks, and attentive service. Will definitely return to catch a Warriors game!

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We made a reservation for 5 people at 7pm to watch the Warriors game. Requested to be placed near the large screen television. When we arrived they said we missed our reservation at 5pm. I showed them my email from Open Table confirming my reservation at 7. They then sat us at a table, which did have a television, but was not near the large screen. Food was so so, but overpriced. If you want jalapenos on the nachos they actually charge you more. The kids enjoyed playing the arcade games, but the games were super expensive so their money didn't last long. Overall the atmosphere was ok. Bathrooms were run down and dirty. Not in a huge rush to return.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Had reservations for bay view seating in the bar, greeter refused to seat us said all open tables were reserved I advised again we had reservations for bay view seating. He sat us in arcade area

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2017

My family and I were seated in the Tiki bar area. Took 15 minutes to be acknowledged by one of the 5 servers/bartenders/managers working.
Food was mediocre. Not great, but not horrible. I could see it as a cool place for adults to hang out at the bar. I didn't get a family feel though. There were more drunk adults in the arcade than children (at 7pm on a Sunday) fyi. The kids chicken tenders taste like curry. A little suprising for a 6 year old. Food over priced $145 for 4 adult meals (2 of which were sandwiches) and 1 kids meal and 5 sodas.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2017

The overall experience was nice, it was a cool place to hang out for the super bowl I expected a bigger crowd, and towards the end we rarely saw our waiter .

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2017

Went here for Super Bowl with 3 other guests and was advised when making reservation there would be a $30 per person charge if we were a no show. I agreed to terms but I was never advised there was a $20 cover! I feel I was absolutely fleeced and have expressed my concerns to AMX. Spent over $300 so they should have answered my request to speak to manager. AMX to the rescue I guess! They didn't say one word to anyone in my party about a cover charge until it was just included in my bill. Sad way to make a buck!!!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Better than I was expecting. Good place for the New Year Eve.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2016

One of the best sports bars atomospheres I have ever been in. I am an avid sports fan and frequent sports bars often and this was one of the best

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2016

Super friendly staff, great food and fun games. If you can sit in the new lounge, do it, the view is absolutely beautiful.

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1.0Dined on October 18, 2016

I can't actually review it here because despite taking my reservation for a corporate group of 14 people, they decided to close for the evening without telling anyone. We showed up and it was dark and locked. I called the next day they said oops, we had some kitchen repairs. A heads up would have been nice! Not sure how a business can run like that.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2016

This is a fantastic place for happy hour. It's right on the waterfront, lively ambiance from the tourists, and the value of the happy hour menu is great. No complaints!

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3.0Dined on September 6, 2016

STEAK A BIT DRY N HARD:(

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Took an hour top get food when it wasn't half full, I'm confused

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1.0Dined on August 21, 2016

The place wasn't busy, maybe 6-8 tables and everything came so slow- and cold. Kids chicken tender looked like it had been reheated too many times. I had to get my own drink refil.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Great location, seated by the window and had a great view of the bay bridge. Food and service good but nothing wow. Simple and honest, price quite high for what it was.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

We were there during one of the busiest weekends in San Francisco and had a party of 18 people. Everyone that helped us was super accommodating and the service was fast and friendly. The food was good and the prices reasonable. Definitely recommend this place but try to get seated in the back by the windows that look out onto Alcatraz!

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2016

Food was good, staff was friendly, noise level a little bit high, but have to expect that with a video arcade in the middle of the restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

great service from our server, nice place for a group

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2016

Cons: Food was overpriced and lacked taste. It was as if they went out of there way to not make the food have no taste at all. Philly Cheesesteak was dry as the desert. Fries were uninspired.

Pro: good waitress and good serivice. Lots of tvs so good place to watch sports if you don't mind poor quality food that is overpriced.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2016

We came here to watch the Warriors game. Good thing we made a reservation, it was packed!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

As soon as i got there we were seated and the hostess asked what we wanted to drink. No wait time. Food was great and the atmosphere is a great for players of all ages(playing games and arcade).

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Went here twice within a 3 day stop in San Fran to see the Warriors play.

Very good food for a sports bar and good value/portion sizes. Alcohol a little bit pricey but Bud etc are at reasonable prices. Good arcade to that keeps the kids or adults quiet!

Book in advance if you want to watch any of the major sporting events.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

We selected this place for our son's seventh birthday. The food was better than expected, staff was nice, and they have good drinks. Only draw back is they have limited gaming compared to the Musee Mecanique, however they Musee does not have food. I would recommendthe barin the back for the view if you are kid-free.

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2015

The team at Player were very accommodating to all my request in setting up our holiday party. Everyone that I came into contact with was very friendly and helpful. We had a successful and fun part

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2015

Our waitress Angelica was fantastic! We went for apps and drinks which was perfect. Great for a fun night out or place to start your night!

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2015

The Service Guy with the Warriors Jersey was very friendly and helpful.
We have looked Thursday night game of the 49ers. The Players Grill is look good for football, and eat.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2015

Searched for places to watch NFL live on week 1 Sunday. Had a little concern from some of the reviews we read but.....all in all it's a Sports Bar. Service could have been better and the food was bar quality but the Lite beer was cold. Manager lets us in early too pick out our spot and TV's which was nice. Think the large crowd for opening Sunday caught the management team a little off guard but they called in extra help and by second quarter things were running smoothly. I will return my next trip to San Francisco

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2015

Food and drinkswas good. Fun wild time . Place was off the hook during march madness. Agood game on every wall TV. Kids loved the game something for everyone. Only bad part was the issue with our credit card being swiped twice. The G.M.'s James and Matt took care it right away and took care of us too boot. Thanx Matt and James!!! See ya soon.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2015

I picked this place because it was one of only a few restaurants that could accommodate a party of 14 family members, and because it had an arcade for the 3 children we'd have in our party and had chicken tenders on the menu, one kid's favorite. It is a sports-bar atmosphere with many big screens showing the current ballgames. The menu was surprisingly varied and had something for everyone, and the food and service was good. I liked it a lot but the downside is that it's very noisy and hard to have a conversation with your table-mates. If you are hosting a party night for a gaggle of 12 year olds, this is the perfect place. After eating, you can play typical arcade games or can walk around and enjoy the sights of Pier 39, lots of great stores and even a carousel.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2015

We stopped in near closing time so the place was a little empty. It reminds me of an ESPN Zone with all the arcade. Plenty of TV'S if your looking to see a game while you eat. Your kids will have plenty to do. The food was above standard bar fair and reasonably priced for San Francisco.

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2014

This place was cool for the area and really enjoyed the space and not feeling cramped. The kids really had a good time. The food was fair, they might have some good stuff?? I do see myself and kids returning because overall we had a good time.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2014

Perfect location to watch the Giants World Series game. Beautiful view of Alcatraz, lots of TVs and plenty of games to keep the kids busy. We arrived early and had a party of 2 adults and 7 kids and they took such good care of us on a very busy night. The manager, hostess and waitress were all attentive and couldn't be nicer. Not the place to go if you want a quiet evening, but definitely the place to go if you are a sports fan. Love the Tiki bar!

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2014

Food was okay. Service was good. Hostess sat us right away. Typical bar food. A few games to play. View was perfect if you get a window table. You can see Alcatraz. Pretty cool.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2014

They have individual screens at many of the tables. This was great for my wife and I as staff were happy to accommodate us and we were able to watch our out of market game while on vacation.

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