Bender's Bar & Grill

Dive Bar, Bar, Burgers
806 S Van Ness Ave (at 19th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-1800
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am

Bender's is a great dive bar, and the grill is perfect for a mid-evening snack. Drinks are still decently priced after happy hour ends at 7 p.m. There's seating both inside and out, so whether it's a rainy or warm San Francisco day, you can enjoy a drink at this dive with awesome bartenders, clean bathrooms, and great music.



  • Try the alcohol.
  • SF's best not-gross gross looking dive toilet. Go here for a poop.
  • Divy San Francisco bar. You can hang your bike inside. Two pool tables and a great beer and cocktail list. Weird fish in the evening. -Laurine Wickett, Top Chef
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2012 Winner Editorial Pick Best Place to Overdo Dairy (Savory Variety). This loud grotto has some great beer on draft (including Pliny the Elder), and a menu than runs to the
  • west coast ipa on draft.
  • Up for some daytime drinking at the best bar in San Francisco? Swing by Bender's on Saturdays around 2 p.m. and settle in for a boozy afternoon (the kitchen opens around 4:30).
  • Here, the bartenders are cool if you're cool to them, the menu includes whisky burgers and mac and cheese, and there's even a little smoking porch for those so inclined.
  • Their vegetarian sandwiches are probably the best accompaniment to beer in the Bay Area. Great bar all around.
  • get a Pliny the Elder
  • Sunday is free burgers on the grill. leave a tip in the jar for the guy cos he makes an awesome burger. buy beers so they can continue to do this.
  • Great authentic American bar. Pinball machines, pool, tasty burgers and good beer
  • The Leather Tongue and Mission Records signs preserved on side wall are priceless and precious. Too bad techno yuppie knobs like you don't appreciate them.
  • Enter Bender's to fulfill that gritty void in your life. With $2 PBR, $5 margaritas, and weekly specials like Whiskey Wednesdays and Mojito Mondays - this is one spot that'll challenge your sobriety.
  • For a good time, tell kevmo they're out of seitan.
  • the catered sushi at benders on mondays is amazing
  • Poutine night the first Sunday of every month!
  • When they say bar and grill, Bender's really means it. Dip your fingers into something delicious to go along with that fancy Becherovka cocktail and music at the intimate live stage.
  • Grilled Cheesus Christ with bacon is extremely delicious. You can't beat Texas Toast.
  • Bent burger for dayz. And the kitchen has a new menu, with lots of vegan options.
  • You'll come for Pliny the Elder on tap and stay for the loose chicks.

Nearby places

2301 Folsom St (at 19th St)
2288 Mission St (at 19th St)
2323 Mission St (at 19th St)