The Liberties Bar & Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
The Liberties is a favorite neighborhood gathering place in San Francisco's Mission district -- featuring superb food, a great selection of craft cocktails and beers, heated outdoor seating, and a welcoming staff. A comfortable European-style bar and restaurant, The Liberties is the perfect choice for an after work happy hour, a night out with a group of friends, or a relaxed weekend brunch.
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Docsalv
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and bar. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Great choice of drinks.

MG
MaryG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food (loved the fish & chips) and creative cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We are in town for a convention and decided to try a new place tonight. We found the restaurant through the Open Table App and really liked the menu so went over. When we got there and sat down, we saw that the menu online wasn’t accurate and many of the items we wanted to get weren’t available for purchase or had been taken off the menu. We were very disappointed about that but decided to stay there and try other things.

We all ended up with the fish and chips plus a order of Brussel Sprouts which were very good, just not what we had originally had in mind.

I suggest that the restaurant update their menus online ASAP

JS
vipJeffreyS
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza & probably the best Tater Tots I have ever had. Nice bourbon selection as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local watering hole near Mission Dolores Park with excellent bar food and great drinks. Surprisingly family friendly with super service.

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DavidC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The kitchen was closed when I arrived for my reservation.

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KristinaA
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I reserved the place for my husband's birthday after reading the positive reviews. It sounded fun. I now realize It is a bar with food...not really a birthday dinner place. We waited a while (10 min) to be seated with no kne else waiting...we thought maybe there was no host at 6pm on a Friday so we wandered to the bar but as we did we were greeted from behind by the hostess.

I specifically asked for a table or booth in our reservation (no bar or stools) but were sat up hight on a stooled table. I think they hardley looked at our reservation because it wasn't crowded...or because there were only two of us, the nice booth tables were reserved for 3 or more. I insisted on a table...our choices were either in the back with a family with children crawling everywhere or the table behind the hostess station. We took the non child option. Food was adequate. The drinks were good....alchohol, cava and beer, usually is. Even with happy hour prices we spent over $50...plus a tip. We weren't upset with the experience but we likely won't go back or even mention it to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, service, and drinks! We love the pizzas and burgers but miss the steak and sausage dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The drinks were good and food tasty. The restaurant is very noticeably an Irish pub which is not super obvious (to me at least) from the pictures so not necessarily he best brunch place depending on the intention of the group.

RL
vipRondaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall good. Moderate noise level, good for conversations

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun book club at a fabulous spot for dinner. Thank you for a yummy meal and fantastic service!

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vipScrumptuous
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service; very friendly and quick service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was really good. We waited a bit for mimosas even though they were on the bar waiting for about 10 min. Good food though!

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vipReviewer
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had been here before and have always had a great experience, but this time was by far the best. Our waitress wonderful, and it was only her 2nd day! She was very attentive, friendly, and very patient with our party - especially when we were divvying up the bill. The food was delicious, highly recommend the burger. The cocktail menu has a lot of options and all of us were pleased with our drink. My only bit of constructive criticism would be the table that we were sat at. It was a little awkwardly shaped for a big group that made it tricky to talk to someone that wasn't sitting right next to you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. My book club has been enjoying our dinners and discussion for 5 years. Liberties continues to be fantastic and fun. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great brunch watching NFL, NBA and World Series

JJ
JessicaJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place--we booked a reservation for drinks at the bar and had a great time. Service is always good and the food keeps on getting better!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for our party of 5 - lovely service, great food, and an amazing liquor selection. Thank you!

RG
RachelG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great local, casual spot with great happy hour options. Lots of parking nearby too, in case you have to drive. Service was spot-on and server was very attentive. Would definitely recommend and appreciate that it's not in the heart of the Mission.

JB
JasonB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time at Liberties but it won't be my last! Food was very good+ and service was perfect: friendly, timely and quick but not always interrupting the meal. As with a lot of San Francisco spots, parking can be an issue but the location is just a short walk from the 24th and Mission BART station. I'll be back!

IC
vipIacobusC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food and drinks were good. I wish the tables were cleaner. Furnishings in the upstairs room were tired.

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vipdeborahoak
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender who made drinks and served the food. Perfect comfort food.

KM
KyleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great place for birthdays. 12 people at our birthday brunch. Excellent menu, tasty food. Plus tater tots!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fun and delicious supper for our book club. Thank you!!

JL
vipJeanetteL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

While the food was good and the drink delicious, the service was terrible. They had two large parties (one of which was ours) but didn't staff properly. There was only one bartender on duty for a Saturday night. This is just poor planning. People in our group didn't get drinks until we'd been there an hour! I would NOT recommend this place for groups. If there's just two of you, it's probably fine.

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vipteejgee
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Three words: Barrel Aged Cocktails

Amazing cocktails, piped in music was entertaining, not too loud. Cool neighborhood. Food was meh...but the cocktail made up for that.

ME
vipMELinSF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food but too few people on staff. There seemed to be one waitress that was also the hostess for the entire place! She did her best though. That seems crazy for Father’s Day!

PB
vipPetraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food used to be better, and the service was friendly but super slow

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Giadas
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great music. Loved it all!! Yay! 👍👍👍

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becca
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This place has a surprisingly good brunch- a whole bottle of "champagne" with orange juice for $20- it's a steal in the city! The food is a solid 8/10. Not mind blowing, but exactly what you want. It's got a great atmosphere, and the service was attentive without being overbearing. It is definitely more popular at night- they've got a great bar and drink selection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. Bloody Mary’s are phenomenal.

J
vipJerrold
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Brunch - the beer selection was the best part of the menu, good for those who live in the neighborhood and walk to happy hour.
Not recommended for brunch.😶

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun fun! Thanks for another great dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

AJ
vipAJHSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is more of a bar than a restaurant - the menu (only one per table unless you ask for more) looks like a bar menu with food interspersed in the middle. But the cocktail was amazing! I had a Manhattan - even though it did not come with the orange peel and was on the sweet side, it was well-balanced and boozy.

The fries were amazing, the burger greasily juicy and cooked to the correct temperature - but the pickle was a disappointment. Not only is it problematic to get a spear pickle to go inside the hamburger bun, the pickle was salty and lacked acid to cut through the greasy goodness.

The boozy milkshakes look like great fun though - maybe next time! And I would definitely come back to try other cocktails and order more fries!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Samosas were really bad but the waitress was nice. Seems like a nicer restaurant online than it actually is...

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fun as always. Thank you!

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Rowyn
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The main server had too much on his plate and had difficulty in providing good service. It’s hard to blame him as the other employee who was mainly behind the bar was always texting away on his phone. The food was decent, and the main server ended up giving us two free beers before we left which was nice.

JO
JunOo7
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday dinner there and to watch NFL playoff games! Our waitress was very friendly and got what we ordered very fast. The food was all tasty but the portions could have been a bit bigger for some plates. Would recommend for group gatherings!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has a separate room at the back that is great for groups! We had a really fun time. The food was delicious and the cocktails were well done!

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The Liberties Bar & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Liberties Bar & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 282-6789.

The Liberties Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

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