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

Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

4.8
4.8
387 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 18 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

  • Music Focused Prefered Seats - Late Night Table

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Music Focused Preferred Seats - Best sound in the house & great sight lines. Kitchen closes at 10.30p and food menu may not be available for later reservations. 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 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.
  • 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 387 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

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Late Night Find

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Francisco

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco

    Best Value

  • San Francisco

    Hot Spot

  • San Francisco

    Late Night Find

  • San Francisco

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food, even better live entertainment! Service was great too.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very fun night!
  3. K

    Kenneth

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Went to see three friends perform. It is a beautiful space, friendly staff, good food and drinks. Exceptional decor and amazing bathrooms. However, I didn’t realize that people went there to not watch the performers. It was so loud with people’s conversations, I could not concentrate on my friend’s stellar talent on stage. I thought the “ambiance” was disrespectful to the artists. That being said, that may be the intended “ambiance” where the music is secondary , which is totally fine, and maybe I just did not know that. If that is the case, I won’t be returning because I wish to give attention to people on stage. If I wanted to talk to my friends I’d go to a bar and yell over other people and not over beautiful vocals and piano on stage.
  4. PM

    PMadi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The short rib dinner was magnificent and succulent to the palate. Over the years I’ve eaten short ribs many times at other restaurants , but I absolutely have never eaten any so delicious as at Mr. Tipple’s . Thank you , Pearl
  5. CM

    ChrisM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dim sum with lots of choice and well presented.
  6. S

    joeSoundtrack

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great space, easy location, a good place for live music!
  7. DC

    DeniseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful evening of quality jazz with the George Cotsirilos Quartet. Friendly staff, great drinks and desserts, easy to reserve a table online. The perfect SF outing!
  8. R

    Ronnie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved the vibe in this place. Hated to leave but there was an imposed 90-minute limit on the table we paid to sit at. Had to leave in the middle of the set. Bummer.
  9. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere of the venue was incredible and intimate. The musicians and singer were so talented. We had the cucumber salad, the spinach seafood dumplings, and the chicken and corn dumplings. Big fan of the cucumber salad and chicken and corn dumplings; I would not order the spinach seafood dumplings again. The cocktails were fantastic that we tried.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing space to see some live music and get some good drinks and food.
  11. IT

    IlyaT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    great place to listen to high quality jazz and have few drinks. Food is fine, if you like dim sum, I whish they had more offering on the menu. The only other limitations is that reservation covers you for 90 min at a time, after which, they may ask to leave or go to the bar if other people have booked.
  12. j

    joblow

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, service all excellent. Very attentive. Somehow got the music to perfect volume where we could here and still converse at times
  13. MF

    MatthewF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience! A fitting tribute to a world of turntables, acoustic engineering, jazz, and kitschy flair.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic and the staff was great!
  15. A

    Andrea

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good music, drinks,and food. Glad I found it!
  16. JW

    JessW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem. Will absolutely recommend this place and go here again. Very chill vibe with great service and good music and food. Very fun.
  17. RB

    RedaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The quality of sound and volume from the singer was very poor, The room wasn't ventilated or cooled properly. We felt sticky I'm there and the place didn't smell fresh at all. Aside from this, This place had an amazing ambiance and excellent service. We will come back.
  18. J

    James

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    This was a fun spot. Not cheap, but a good place for a celebration. Seemed like mostly couples. The staff was helpful but our table must have been listed wrong. We kept being offered drinks we didn't order and the food was only about 75% right. We got the short rib, which was delicious, but I also bit into shrimp, which I can't stand. At the end of the night, the staff took the missing and wrong items off our bill so I was okay with it. The music was good but the acoustics weren't great. One group had the drummer toward the front so it was hard to hear the other instruments. Still, the general atmosphere was fun and we enjoyed ourselves a good bit.
  19. OF

    OjaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I've left texts and voice messages with the restaurant that I left my visor hat there just last night and no one is getting back to me.
  20. MM

    MelanieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We were not there for the food, but for the music, however the food was a good surprise.
  21. DM

    DoreenM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great place to be to enjoy great music & food. Staff is welcoming & accomodating.
  22. H

    Han1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great spot for jazz and drinks. The music is great and the table are comfortable. Great service, too.
  23. j

    joan123

    Atlantic City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music and dim sum! Perfect combination for a night out in San Francisco!
  24. L

    Luis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place! Great musicians! If you are luck, you get to see Daniel Riera play!
  25. B

    Bianca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My fiance and i’s first time at a jazz club and it was awesome! We loved everything the food the music the service the vibe!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time Musician’s were high caliber Food and service was very good Loved the 5 spice chocolate cake Great atmosphere Will go back!!
  27. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Mr Tipples!! Excellent service, very accommodating (food allergies, table preference, Etc). Friendly atmosphere - I always meet new people. There is dancing! The music is awesome!!! Love Le Jazz Hot!! And most importantly the sound is perfect!
  28. JO

    JOYCE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Audience near the bar/in the back we're too noisy. No respect to the musicians or other people who were there. Left before the band was done. Not recommended
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and performance of jazz. Fantastic cocktail program
  30. BR

    BruceR

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great intimate jazz club with unexpected good dim sum from Fat Cat
  31. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Tipples for the first time to see my jazz friends play. Lori Carsillo! It was a unique room and good time. I ran places in the City where jazz played and this was a hopping experiene!
  32. GL

    GeorgeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a jazz club first, so expect music! You can chat between sets or songs, but it's not the best place to get to know someone.
  33. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The location was ideal and the ambiance was terrific. The service was warm, friendly and efficient. The quality and selection of the alcoholic beverages was excellent. Most important of all was the live music, which was truly fantastic. The evening was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco. An amazing venue. We will be back!
  34. JC

    JCLIM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome band and vibe! Would definitely go there again.
  35. DF

    DotFig

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time. Good cocktails and tasty dim sum!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    So incredibly loud: by a wide margin the worst environment for jazz I have ever experienced
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and were very well taken care of. The dumplings were to die for! Thank you!
  38. F

    Francisco

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great sounds good vibe. This place is just the right thing for some cool jazz
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. They do everything that they can to make sure you enjoy yourself. The staff is warm and efficient. Jay, the owner, is on top of everything and runs a wonderful club. They have some of the Bay Area’s great Jazz musicians there: Tammy Hall, Paula West, Tiffany Austin, Kim Nalley, Sylvia Cuenca etc. Their cocktails are delicious and although I try to minimize red meat, I can’t resist their ribs, rice and kale. Best of all, for a great night out on the town, they are reasonably priced. If you can’t have fun at Mr Tipple’s then What can I say????
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem!! And wonderful staff! And management was super kind and let me book an extra tix last min and then I had to cancel but they let me use the amount towards bill. Food was really good!! And its a great spot for a date or an evening w girlfriends.

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 387 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 18 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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