Tempest

Row 1

Details
431 Natoma St (btwn 5th & 6th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 495-1863
Dive Bar, Bar
$
Hours
Mon–Fri: 11:00 AM–2:00 AM Sat–Sun: Noon–2:00 AM

This dive is a mixed crowd of off-duty workers with tattoos, enjoying cheap beer, playing pool, and tasting fried pickles. In a sketchy alley in Soma, this bar is the extreme dive that only the true dive-seeking customers should head towards.

Foursquare Tips

  • Can't say anything bad about this place. Beer is cheap and you look around and nobody is writing code on a laptop. Approved.
  • five dollar Jim beam + beer.
  • For out-of-towners: If you are walking out of here at night turn right and go towards fifth (sixth is a bit sketchy)
  • They call this The Donkey Show and it's exactly as glamorous as it seems - a pint of Pacifico and a (healthy) shot of tequila. I call it a foolproof way to kick off a Happy Hour.
  • Get the Coors Original. It's better than you remember and better than you deserve.
  • order food at the box next door, then buy a $5 pbr and jim beam. By the time you finish your drinks the food'll be ready and it's on to the next shot!
  • SF needs more bars like this
  • it puts the fried pickles on the burger
  • Try the New Orleans style fried pickles, only $3 heaven! And be sure to ask for the jalepeno mayo dip! Bomb!
  • Order a Jake!
  • If you're looking for a place to get your happy hour on and not break the bank, Tempest is a win! The all day, erry day special for $5 will knock you on your ass for $20 bar tab too!
  • I don't understand why people always go to the bathroom in groups here. . .
  • Divey. Cheap beer. Pool tables. Indoor smoking. Not for everyone but I can dig it.
  • Besides being a nice divey bar in the evening, they have an excellent lunch menu.
  • Stephen Crawford turns out high-quality pub grub, including a burger with bacon shallot gastrique ($10) and potato skins topped with crisp pork belly and fried quail eggs ($9)
  • Tip? Be that guy that also buys your bartender a drink. They're unpretentious, fun, & serving cheap drinks to the tired & thirsty huddled masses, which we can all agree, is God's work. Pay it forward.
  • For lunch, burger. For dinner, burger. For drinks, get a beer. Open late so a great place to stop the next time you're leaving a concert at Mezzanine.
  • Slowly becoming my all time favorite bar.
  • $3 well drinks here. drink up.
  • $2 red bulls all the time