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The Republic

76 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (129)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (104)
  • Great for Brunch (60)

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Classic meets contemporary at our spirited neighborhood gathering place, designed to embody the comforts of a time-honored bar and grill, with a modern twist. The Republic offers a contemporary menu featuring creative takes on traditional bar snacks, grill fare and comfort food made from local, seasonal ingredients. We also feature classic cocktails - and our modern spin on them, a wine list focused on artisan producers, as well as the largest all-American craft beer list in the city.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 11pm (doors close at 2am); Brunch: Saturday: 9am - 3pm, Sunday: 10am-3pm
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Phone number
(415) 817-1337
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
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Parking details
There is a parking lot on Lombard between Scott and Divisadero. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
28, 30, 30X, 43 and 91.
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Special events & promotions
We have numerous options for events ranging from 15 to 250 people. Please contact us for more info.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 13, 2012

Great location - easy to find. Plenty of large screen TVs good for sports fans. First time dining at The Republic - it was a Tuesday night and fairly empty yet the service was quite slow (15-minutes to get a vodka Martini even though there were no customers at the bar and the bar was 10 ft. away from our table). Perhaps there was a private party elsewhere in the building? Generous portions. Turkey burger was served dry and some condiments (an aioli maybe) would have made for a much more flavorful burger. The salmon on the salmon sandwich was quite fishy tasting. The best part of our dining experience? The french fries. Other than that I would not go out of my way to return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2012

I had a fabulous time watching the Notre Dame v. BYU! I can't wait to go back next week. You guys have been fabulous with our group. We appreciate it.

vipNinaW (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 25, 2012

Good for a casual meal and watching sports

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 2012

I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance for a 4:30 game at this "sports bar". I received a call the night before from one manager telling me that my reservation was "right between games" and that they just needed to know what game I was coming to see so they could work it out. The next morning, another manager called and told me that they were "going to accommodate me at 2 pm for my 4:30 football game." When I said that didn't accommodate me, she said they would keep the reservation where it was. When the first of my party arrived at 4:10, they had already given the table away. It took at least 5 minutes just to get through security to speak with the hostess. These people were incredibly rude and I would hesitate to go back there.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2012

It's like going to a slightly more upscale sports bar. At times I felt like I should get up and dance because the club music got really loud and energetic, so it's definitely a place to go with friends, and if you don't mind screaming at each other the whole time over the music. The beer and wine list is 3 pages, and the food list is 1 page, so the food is a limited selection but fun and inexpensive. Fun place to be with friends, may be a little loud if you're trying to get to know someone.

TammyM (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 18, 2012

Went there for their bottomless mimosas but the waitress was SO rude and unfriendly. Unlike Circa, the waitress gave us a hard time about leaving the mimosa carafes on the tables. Even though the entire place was empty, she was extremely reluctant about moving us to a bigger table when there were 13 of us. When the bill came, she overcharged us for 2 bottomless mimosas but had the nerve to say that she gave us 2 free coffees; last time I checked, the coffees might be around $3/person and the mimosas are $14/person. She also kept hovering over our table as we were trying to figure out the bill (thanks to her miscalculation on the drinks) ---- she stopped by at least 10 times, all because she needed to run to her second job and wanted the tip

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2012

We had a group of 9 people with 2 kids and a baby and the staff did not blink an eye. They were supportive of our large group and delivered the delicious food with a smile. As families know, it's hard to find a comfortable spot out with the kids and we will happily go back to The Republic both with our kids and without. Drinks were also creative and tasty!

SheShe (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2012

We were a group who ordered 3 appetizers, the spring rolls (they were dry, but the sauce was good.) Carnitas sliders, (really good), and the traditional wings (they were OK). One person ordered the turkey burger, and it was excellent. The others ordered various burgers and all said were very good.

Sarahtops (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2012

They actually reserved a table for us, with a little reserved sign and everything. The waitress was super nice and pretty amazing. My fiance and I got two flights of beer, and we were determined to try 8 different types of beer. She didn't write down a single one, but she got them all correct! We heard about the Republic from a voucher deal, and not only did they honor their voucher (1 burger + 1 flight of 4 beers) they let us add bacon free of charge. We definitely left a good tip. I'd come back any day. Their burgers are delicious and their fries are so cripsy!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2012

We ended up here entirely by accident because we were in the neighborhood for Mother's Day without a dinner reservation. The restaurant was billed as having "American" food which appealed to my mom so we decided to go for it. When we arrived and discovered it doubled as a Sports Bar we were surprised, but we decided to stick around and were delightfully surprised by the food. The fried calamari was fantastic and even my 6 year old liked it. The burgers and sliders were excellent and I loved my Cobb salad. Their cocktails were also top notch. We weren't an easy table to serve but we got lots of attention. At first the noise was a problem, with both music and televisions blaring, but we asked them to address it and they did.