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Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA

Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

4.8
4.8
430 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 13 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

  • Standard Seating - Live Muisc Ticket

    $12.00 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 or standing room. Food is available from The Fat Cat featuring delicious Dim Sum, Entrees, & Dessert. 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.
  • 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.
  • Standard Seating - Live Muisc Ticket. Late Night.

    $12.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Kitchen closes at 10.30p. Food may not be available for late reservations. 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 430 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the dim sum and the drinks, but the entertainment was the highlight!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Sound system was mediocre at best. Couldn’t figure out if it was a bar and restaurant that has music or a music venue that has food and cocktails. If it’s the latter, the patrons have total disregard for people that are paying to hear the artist. The noise level was extremely distracting. The MC should mention to keep conversation and noise to a minimum for those that are there to enjoy the music.
  3. L

    Leila

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was great ! The music was really good, the food and cocktails were delicious. However, we were kinda disappointed that we had to leave our table after 90 minutes but we understand the reasons behind it ! Thank you for this great night :)
  4. TW

    TimW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Welcoming staff at the door, friendly waitstaff on a busy Saturday. Great music. Good, fun interesting food. Overall a really nice vibe. We'll be back.
  5. RA

    RicardoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    The Benny Amon band was excellent they should have them again
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend promotion
  7. M

    Mark

    Tampa

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They did a good job accommodating us despite our late arrival due to a faulty Uber ride. My only complaint was that a 20% service was charged and hard to notice due to dark lighting and fine print. I more than doubled on and noticed the next day. happy wait staff!
  8. j

    joblow

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good everything
  9. R

    Robyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time! The band was amazing as well as the staff. They moved me to a wonderful table with a fantastic view and wrote me such a wonderful note for my birthday. I would highly recommend checking it out, I adored the atmosphere as well as the design of the location which really allowed me to be immersed in the music. I want to go back again that’s for sure!
  10. RD

    RickyD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at MrTipple’s. I love the space and the band was top notch. Love everything about the awesome. Not to mention the very charming beautiful maître d’ so welcome. Thank you for an awesome night. We will definitely be coming back 👌🏽
  11. C

    Chalk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience for all your senses! Food was quality and had great flavors, music was fun and the sound quality in the room was filling but not overwhelming, and the cocktails are amazing. Service was lovely from hostess to bartenders. We had a fabulous time. Worth every penny.
  12. AC

    AmieC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    We didn’t order any food so that rating isn’t correct. But everything else was AMAZING!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This is an amazing place for a date night! Great ambiance with good drinks and food! The music is the perfect volume and the musicians put on a great show!
  14. BM

    BrianM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother, sister and I wanted to have a siblings night out so we chose Mr Tipples. I mistakenly booked the wrong night but the staff quickly remedied my mistake with a simple message over to them. When we arrived the host did a great job of explaining how things worked and made sure we were all good before showing us to our table. Music was amazing! The food was delicious. Our server was super attentive and made sure we were cared for throughout the night. Great vibes for a date or fun get together alike.
  15. D

    Donna

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First visit to this jewel of a jazz venue. Every aspect was the tops, though in order of my critique people working were the best, ambience next, sound cool and fun drinks and food. Will definitely be visiting again and bring more friends.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guanajuato

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es toda una experiencia. La banda Jacknife es muy talentosa, tocan fenomenal! El lugar tiene un excelente ambiente y te invita regresar. Súper recomendable!
  17. KF

    KirstenF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a really great experience. Upon our arrival we were greeted cheerfully and made to feel immediately at home. Once we were seated, the service was swift and attentive. We loved the ambiance. Very cool interior - an oasis in a nondescript area. Food and music was the icing on the cake.
  18. KD

    KarenD

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and music were great as usual. Attentive service as well.
  19. m

    mariekek

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music and b day
  20. AW

    AdrienneW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Mr Tipples several times. Love the new dim sum menu, everything was delicious. Great music but does get really noisy.
  21. PM

    PaulineM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    performers were awesome , ambiance good and food was ok with exception of the mochi balls and ice cream . I thought the prices were high for the amount of food that was served
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Jazz and dumpling
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing spot!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar. Great service, music volumes were perfect, very comfortable, food was 100% tasty and filling, I’ll be back for sure!
  25. G

    Gloria

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    There was a lot of noise coming from the bar so it made it hard to listen to the music even though we bought premium seats.
  26. FG

    FoodieGal

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a delightful evening in every regard. The music, cocktails, and service were excellent. The seats could be a bit more comfortable. But, what a great vibe! It was like a pleasant escape from the day-to-day grind for a while. we will definitely be going back!
  27. HM

    HMBResident

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The personnel were excellent— cheerful, friendly and attentive. The bar is well stocked and the bartenders do great cocktails. An intimate venue to hear live music if you have a table.
  28. TT

    ThomasT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Reliably great live music with a great cocktail selection room and good dim sum
  29. m

    mauifan

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great acoustics & sight lines in the main room. Interesting drink & food menu. Atmosphere is upscale & the service was very attentive.
  30. BO

    BrendaO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute dream for any jazz cat who loves a good drink, delicious snacks, and heart tugging live music
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great experience last night! Gorgeous, intimate venue with great acoustics and delicious cocktails! Top notch! We will be back!
  32. JK

    JustinK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite spot for jazz in downtown San Francisco!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food1service4ambience5
    The music and ambience was excellent. Truly a one of a kind and intimate jazz club experience and would go again. The only issue I had was having to pay a $20 min charge for food that was subpar.
  34. j

    johnf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Well I was a little hesitant but boy was I mistaken.this is a great venue with great sounds to boot.sat at the bar and enjoyed the heck out of the show
  35. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Exceptional jazz club. Best vibes in SF in my experience. They serve dumplings from the Chinese restaurant next door too 10/10
  36. DC

    DanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time going and my girlfriend’s first and we both just had a blast! Can’t wait to go back again!
  37. PB

    PhillB

    Key West

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our evening at Mr. Tipples. The trio that night was excellent, particularly the drummer. Food and drinks were nice, service was attentive and polite.
  38. CR

    CynthiaR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    We have been to Mr Tipples several times, and always enjoyed it. Last night, the jazz band was great, the dim sum was good, and the experience was terrible due to the rude, disrespectful, rowdy crowd who made so much noise talking, that if we had not been at a second row table, we could not have heard the music. We talked with the manager, who said he could not do anything about it. Not true. The rowdies were at the bar, and there is a side room they could have been moved to! They did not care about the music, or the musicians. Very disappointing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place that really should not exist. How is this possible
  40. SM

    ScottM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, food and service were great. The jazz trio was outstanding!

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 4.8 stars by 430 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 13 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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