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Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

4.9
4.9
476 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Dim Sum, Chinese (Canton)

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Wed, Thu 6:15 pm–11:30 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

  • Bar Seats - Great for chatting with Friends

    $12.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Bar Seats- Full Food menu is available at the bar. 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. 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 - Center Section

    $20.00 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 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, amazing music, and the Daybreak espresso bourbon cocktail is incredible.
  2. CB

    CarolineBM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in SF! Food is delicious, ambience is intimate and romantic, and music is amazing.
  3. AS

    AmberS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all-around. Great date night with amazing jazz, delicious vegetarian food (extra grateful for the plant-based menu items, a rarity for dim sum), tasty sips, and plenty of chill vibes. The staff was attentive and kind. Highly recommended. We’ll be back…soon!
  4. DG

    DmitriG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great on all accounts -- food, drink, service, jazz, vibes.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing night with
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem. A true jazz club setting, set up in a way that offers different listening (or non-listening) experiences for jazz fans (or non fans.) Arrived at 9:30 on a Saturday with premium reservations and was very glad I did. The premium reservation gets you close to the stage, which is necessary if you really want to listen to the music and watch the band - a club concert experience. The unreserved bar area gets loud and chatty, as do the tables away from the stage. The food (dim sum) and the drinks were excellent. The wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I can't imagine a better place to go if you want to impress a date in a perfectly comfortable setting. I'll be back
  7. C

    Chely

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a dream. Great music. Amazing food and drinks and great overall experience. First time with my wife and we will be back ♥️
  8. GH

    GwynethH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Such a hidden gem! Me and my boyfriend had a unique date night here and loved it! We loved the jazz music and ambience. They serve small bites (dim sum) although a little overpriced for the amount. Loved the cocktail that came in a cute kitty cup and the non alcoholic CBD cocktail options.
  9. C

    Chase

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible music, food, and atmosphere. A must stop if you love jazz and good food.
  10. KR

    KelliR

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Love love love, such a great evening!
  11. PC

    PrimaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing local/global musicians = great music. Unfortunately, even though you note on menus for people to keep their tone down, some people are just too noisy for the rest of the audience to enjoy the live performances
  12. l

    luisincrespo

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to Mr. Tipple's a few times. It has always been a great experience. It's a nice place to grab a drink/food and listen to Jazz while sharing with your friends, your couple, etc.
  13. JG

    JustinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot and service. Will be back and recommend
  14. W

    Wendy

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the singer.. Loretta BUT was very annoyed by the loud crowd at the bar that had no interest in hearing her perform and totally lessened our listening experience. Wish that you would not allow folks to socialize around the bar when there is a performer that those of us who laid $103 for our table came to hear.
  15. PC

    PrimaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed the dim sum offerings. Delicious in the jazz club setting. Cocktails yummy too.
  16. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Multiple errors in service, possibly the result of a big party. Forgot one order; delivered it after 40 minutes of waiting; delivered a second serving of the same item by mistake; served my final order to the wrong people.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Really good drinks and service. Many patrons are pretty loud during music performance however.
  18. e

    etta

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprisingly great food, warm staff members, good music. Feels like a jazz club from another era. Intend to make this a regular haunt.
  19. V

    Virginia

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally! A real jazz club with first class music, superb cocktails, loads of retro/hip ambience guaranteed to attract a vibrant audience or bar goers!! Couldn’t believe my ears and eyes when I first walked in. Didn’t try the food so the stars are for drinks. Lively and noisy but if you get a table in front of the stage it’s fine and the sound was great but not too loud. Excellent hard swingin’ musicians Patrick Wolff, Mike Olmos, Keith Saunders, Sylvia Cuenca, Eric Markowitz!! Bring them back! Felt like I was back in the late San Francisco 70’s early 80’s!!! Staff was attentive. Just be prepared for the hopefully well deserved 20% tip included.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Great spot. Definitely recommend.
  21. KS

    KS123

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and music were all great and the drinks created by the expert bartender were absolutely amazing!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    $100 a head for mediocre food and terrible jazz. And that doesn’t even include the $40 each we paid to get a table! So all in poor value. Unfortunate. Service was really great, however.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best place for live jazz music, especially for a date night! Food was okay but enjoyable!
  24. CB

    CandyB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such an awesome vibe, and the food and service were great! A real San Francisco treasure. We felt like Lenny Bruce would show up and do a set lan any moment! Loved the roasted duck leg and I now need the CBD cocktail before my next poetry reading. :-)
  25. ML

    MisterLoveless

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We went to Mr. Tipple's to get food before an event. We ordered food and a drinks when we sat down. We got the first dish and our drinks when the bartender disappeared for a half hour, maybe 45 minutes. The rest of our food came about an hour into our reservation and we had to start heading out to our event at that time. We left before the timed reservation (90 minutes) was over but can't imagine even if we stayed how we'd have enough time to even eat our meal with it coming out an hour after we ordered it aside from the first dish. We had to get the dessert we orderd to go as well. I also wanted to order another drink but by the time the bartender got back there wasn't time. This place is good if you just want to hang out, listen to music, and maybe get one drink. Not a place to eat at.
  26. DB

    DewandaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice enjoy the night the service and food was great....
  27. J

    Jonny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience of a jazz bar for a British person coming to the States. Thoroughly enjoyed. Dim sum was really tasty and the cocktails were something else. Watching the barmen especially the man with curly hair was an art. Fascinating experience with wonderful music and ambience. Highly recommend.
  28. G

    Gourmandgurl

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for an early cocktail and jazz! The herbal vodka tonic was a delicious surprise. I also loved the dumplings and the bao. You must book ahead ($12) but they had plenty of openings for the 6:00 pm show.
  29. EC

    ElizaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem! We went for a special birthday dinner with friends and had a fabulous time!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent jazz in a cozy venue with good cocktails and Chinese inspired food. Highly recommend!
  31. OH

    OlegH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful mood and ambiance. The food was amazing and the music was great.
  32. LH

    LeaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ambient jazz club with good menu and coctails. If living in SF would be often there.
  33. D

    Davesil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun time! Great food, drinks, service, and music!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun experience! The music is great, drinks are fab and the wait staff is attentive.
  35. A

    Amanda

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for date night. Was such a vibe. Bartenders were friendly, drinks were good and food even better. We live down the street and had never been here, but we will for sure be back. Highly recommend getting reservations or coming a tad bit earlier in the evening and sitting at the bar. The bar does not have a 90 minute limit so you can stay as long as you’d like.
  36. n

    njandrd

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was a great date night. Ambiance and band were fantastic. We enjoyed a night of good food, interesting cocktails, and great live music. It's nice to know that a live Jazz bar is so easy to get to in the city. Will definitely be back!
  37. DR

    DawnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Groovy atmosphere, great music, hip and fun multi generational hang out. Would recommend to a friend.
  38. s

    scottf

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Acoustics are excellent. Potstickers and bao are below average Money Cat drink was good.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jazz Club with great staff, efficient service, great dim sum! Was there to see the SF legendary songstress, Veronica Klaus performing with the superb Tammy Hall and her trio. Wonderful evening all around! I would definitely return to this spot!
  40. T

    Thevintagegirl

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic time. I do wish I had known I’d be asked to leave after one set or I would have booked the table for the entire show.

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 Recording Studio is rated 4.9 stars by 476 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 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

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 6:15 pm–11:30 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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