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Mr. Tipple’s Jazz Club

4.8
4.8
589 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
***Best Jazz Club in the City, by San Francisco Magazine***
Mr. Tipple’s is a craft cocktail bar featuring live jazz.
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Reservations have a 90min time limit from reservation time.
There is a $20/guest min for table service
Mr. Tipple’s heralds back to a 1950s NYC basement. Cozy. Dark. Boozy. The intimate setting features local jazz artists up close and personal. It’s a joint where you come as you are, hear great music, tap your toes, and sip a properly chilled cocktail.
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My name is Mr. Tipple. Just a simple and laughable bloke hailing from London. I run a recording studio. My friends joke that you’ll oft find me spinning cocktails, not reeling tape. After a few too many, I usually just sit back and enjoy the music, having forgotten to hit record. Regardless, the band is always jiving, the whiskey is always cold, and we’re having a smashing good time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Dim Sum, Chinese (Canton)

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Wed, Thu 6:45 pm–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (415) 384-9365

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    The Fat Cat

  • Private party facilities

    Mr. Tipple’s is a vibrant, sexy, & spirited jazz bar in San Francisco’s booming Civic Center. With delicious cocktails & an intimate atmosphere, Mr. Tipple’s is the perfect place to host your next cocktail party.We can accommodate groups up to 30 guests for cocktail receptions, or private events up to 110 guests. Please Email Jazz@MrTipplesSF.com

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    VanNess and Polk

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F, J, L, K, M, N, T, 6, 7, 9, 14, 19, 21, 41,47Bart, Civic Center Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Standard Seating - Live Music Ticket...

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Reservations are for 90mins from the START of your reservation time. After 90mins, guests will be asked to move to bar area or standing room. Please arrive on time. Reservations will be released after 15min. Tables 6 & larger may be sat in our Opium Den Lounge. Please be respectful of the music and keep voices to an intimate hush. This is a ticket for live music & not a pre-paid-dining credit. 
A $20/guest food & beverage min spend is also expected. There would be an additional $15/guest no show charge for failing to cancel. Cancelations forfeit ticket value. Ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued. With prior notice, you can reschedule for a future date wherein available.
  • Music Focused Preferred Seats

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Music Focused Prefered Seats - Best sound in the house & great sight lines. Reservations are for 90mins from the START of your reservation time. After 90mins, guests will be asked to move to bar seats or standing room. Please arrive on time. Reservations will be released after 15min. Please be respectful of the music and keep voices to an intimate hush. This is a ticket for live music & not a pre-paid-dining credit. 
A $20/guest food & beverage min spend is also expected. There would be an additional $15/guest no show charge for failing to cancel. Cancelations forfeit ticket value. Ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued. With prior notice, you can reschedule for a future date wherein available.
  • Standard Seating - Live Music Ticket...

    $15.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Reservations are for 90mins from the START of your reservation time. After 90mins, guests will be asked to move to bar area or standing room. Please arrive on time. Reservations will be released after 15min. Tables 6 & larger may be sat in our Opium Den Lounge. Please be respectful of the music and keep voices to an intimate hush. This is a ticket for live music & not a pre-paid-dining credit. 
A $20/guest food & beverage min spend is also expected. There would be an additional $15/guest no show charge for failing to cancel. Cancelations forfeit ticket value. Ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued. With prior notice, you can reschedule for a future date wherein available.

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Hot spot

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

    Hot spot

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent, the wagyu beef was one of the best steaks I’ve had! Great cocktails as well. Definitely an amazing date night spot or a place to take out of town guests.
  2. KathleenG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service. Lovely woman who seated us was very understanding & accommodating. Give that woman a RAISE. 😊. At the very least please thank her ( we were grp with older couple w. Mobility challenges. Servers were great. Music awesome. Good & drinks very good.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Great tunes, great food, great vibe. Our go-to date night.
  4. AvivaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loooove it here!!! The band was excellent and food and drinks were delicious!! I’ll be back many times over!!
  5. Javier

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Es un lugar agradable, fuimos con alta expectativa, se come muy rico, el servicio muy bueno, pero el Jazz dejo mucho que desear, el valor por el dinero no se justifica.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a groovy jazz club. Music was amazing, service and drinks were wonderful. Vibe was hip going back!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience. Dim sum from Fat Cat was surprisingly good and drinks were delicious!!
  8. JoeFuentes

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I love this place. it's too bad the audience is constantly talking loudly... makes it hard to hear and enjoy the Jazz. - but that's not on you.. I know.
  9. DDDD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Mr. Tipples. I love Mr. Tipples. I love Mr. Tipples. Richard Howe and his band were fantastic. Mr. Tipples is the real deal, great space, great ambience, fabulous musicians, attentive staff. My only complaint is some of the guests who were in the bar were more interested in talking (and were loud and raucous) and not really into listen to the music.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening - great music, great food, great staff!! Highly recommended!!!
  11. KathrinS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    nonefficient seating assistance, unpleasant staff on the entance
  12. RenaissanceMan

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible music and servers making it worse by pressuring us to order more food and drinks, when we were clearly not enjoying the venue
  13. FrancescoO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to eat good food and listen great music!
  14. StevenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue. I saw Tony Lindsey and his Quarter perform. Great Show. Don't let the funky entry way fool you. This is a first class club!
  15. Cyn78

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    We ordered the black cod clay pot rice which lacked flavor, roasted duck and pork belly bao which the meat eaters really liked, spinach seafood dumplings and the crispy potstickers which were delicious, and the braised short ribs. The band was amazing so the show itself was a killer! We’d go back.
  16. LukeT

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mr Tipples is a staple for our date nights. The staff is top notch, the food is good and the we really enjoy their drinks. Absolutely love the bands that come in and we always leave so entertained. We love bring people here for the first time just because its so lively and fun!
  17. JacquelineJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. We will definitely make it a go to. Everything was excellent. Staff, music and food.
  18. elenamm

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good music with amazing drinks and food as usual
  19. MichaelH

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with music, food and service always the best
  20. Mark

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Tipples is a Treasure. I feel so lucky to have a venue like this in my neighborhood. Thank you to everyone who makes it possible!
  21. Jack57

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place for live jazz and a great value. Will be returning!
  22. Sekriv

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Great food and cocktails but it’s VERY loud, the music is basically background noise vs the main event.
  23. JodiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional, amazing service, relaxed environment with personality. We were at early seating and the setup fully blocked street noise and allowed you to be immersed in the jazz musicians passion for the performance. Loved it!
  24. JulioZ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited from LA to celebrate a birthday. My date and I were greeted warmly and shown to our seats. A wonderful band by the name of "The Akira Tana Quintet" was playing and absolutely killed it. I can't wait to come visit again. Drinks were great, service was nice and quick. Highly recommend to anyone looking for great live jazz, cozy atmosphere and great times.
  25. TimK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Not sure of the benefit of upgraded seating. Table by the door meant a constant stream of people coming and going with a lot of chatter. Noise from the bar area has been distracting on every visit and this was no exception. Not sure what to do about that, but the majority of patrons respect the musicians and their music.
  26. Lmae

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent jazz in a nice space with attentive wait staff. Would definitely return.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to see Roger Glenn and awesome jazz group. Had to make some last minute changes to the party size and the restaurant was very accommodating. The food and drinks were quite good and the service was flawless! A very nice intimate venue for live jazz and small bites.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect date night spot and we’ll worth the price of reservation. Everything is well timed and executed as far as dining experience and entertainment is concerned!
  29. AlexeyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I love hearing jazz at Mr. Tipples! Among the best jazz clubs in SF with great ambiance and sound and excellent bands! The food was not the high point but it was fine.
  30. AdeleS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Quality musicians but hard to follow and hear because people are talking. We couldn’t even hear when the musician was speaking to the audience. The manager says they don’t like to interrupt the lively atmosphere. Any jazz clubs we’ve attended, including the Black Cat in SF, the 1905 in PDX, and clubs in Amsterdam and Paris, all understand respecting the musicians and do NOT tolerate talking. Came here from a recommendation to celebrate my birthday. We won’t return. As someone with ADHD, the constant and loud atmosphere of people talking distracted me. Enjoy if people talking doesn’t bother you. For me it’s disrespectful to the musicians. This is not a true jazz club, but rather a bar with music.
  31. SimonaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a gem for the area and for San Francisco. Cool audience members, attentive staff, talented musicians.
  32. laurat

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Too noisy unless u sit up front if you want to hear the singer!
  33. SFO2DCGloria

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food is very delicious. Drink yummy. Service (Frankie) on point. My only suggestion is the vocal mic volume should be up. Kenya Moses was being drowned out.
  34. Michael

    Sacramento

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Great jam session last Wednesday of every month. Lots of exc Ellen lent last night and a wonderful hostess/MC.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I’m not sure why this place has a few negative reviews but for the price I think it’s an excellent way to spend your evening. I was here in March and I had nothing short of a wonderful time. I wish there were different food options but I wouldn’t take that away from my experience. Had a lovely woman welcome my party at the front and not once did I feel pressured to order anything. Returning this Saturday!
  36. LaurenP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Small venue, all seats, even the bar, are good seats Great acoustics Extremely attentive staff
  37. scottf

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The bartenders are too loud when they slamming the shaking tin open, so sitting at the bar is a bad idea.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fantastic location to get some dinner and Jazz before a theater show. The ambiance is unlike anything else in the city. It reminded me of a jazz bar in New Orleans or the final scene in LaLa Land. They had some of the best drinks I've ever had, and the Asian food was as good as expected.
  39. JoeFuentes

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They need to figure out how to mic vocalists - every time we go there the vocals are buried under the other instruments
  40. James

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a nice intimate dinner. It was a little bit more packed when we visited, but I can easily see it being a great spot for a night out if you don't mind the pice on drinks. To offset, the price for food was good!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Mr. Tipple’s Jazz Club is rated 4.8 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mr. Tipple’s Jazz Club

39 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    VanNess and Polk

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Wed, Thu 6:45 pm–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Dim Sum, Chinese (Canton)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F, J, L, K, M, N, T, 6, 7, 9, 14, 19, 21, 41,47Bart, Civic Center Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    The Fat Cat

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 384-9365

  • Private party facilities

    Mr. Tipple’s is a vibrant, sexy, & spirited jazz bar in San Francisco’s booming Civic Center. With delicious cocktails & an intimate atmosphere, Mr. Tipple’s is the perfect place to host your next cocktail party.We can accommodate groups up to 30 guests for cocktail receptions, or private events up to 110 guests. Please Email Jazz@MrTipplesSF.com

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