Hemlock Tavern

Dive Bar, Bar, Rock Club
1131 Polk St (at Hemlock St)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 923-0923
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am

Hemlock Tavern is the epitome of a dive bar. The cash only joint has plenty of seating for groups, a huge bar area, and a smoking room for the crowd of mostly 20-somethings.



  • Tall boys of pbr!
  • A cool smoking "cage" and plenty of hipsters
  • Second Friday of every month, from 6 to 9, come for Vegan Happy Hour. Bring a vegan dish to share, enjoy drink specials and a DJ, meet new people and try new food!
  • SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST PICKUP BAR
  • A Polk street refuge.
  • Huge Smokers section, Live tunes & very apt bar tenders.
  • A great place with a good vibe. A great combo for a good time!
  • The Hemlock features a newly expanded live music performance room, physically separate from the main bar, that hosts 5-6 nights a week of local, national and international touring entertainment.
  • Best Bar on Polk. Be on the lookout for their Club Chuckles comedy series.
  • Watch out for the heavy ass plastic meat locker curtain.
  • $5 happy hour beer an Jamo. Awesome!
  • I love coming here on weekday nights.
  • Great for rocking out, making out, or blacking out.
  • This super chill ad cutesy alley spot is a great place for a dimly lit spot maybe for an after dinner drink with a date on an off night (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • One of the only tolerable bars on Polk. See Chris for good drinks.
  • No matter what you order, make sure to get some peanuts
  • Rock n roll. Beers. And live music in the back sometimes. Cash only. We love it tho!
  • This place was spectacular on a Wednesday night. Friendly bartenders and free zwack shot samples the night we showed up. Fun place.
  • Monday during Happy Hour with Ravi is the best! Come for the $3 PBR tall can during Happy Hour and stay for the $4 PBR tall can after :D
  • Just saw this girl take her BC in the bathroom. (@ The Hemlock - Back Room w/ 3 others) The best part: it was an IUD

Nearby places

1221 Polk St (btwn Fern & Sutter St)
1300 Van Ness Ave (at Sutter St)
950 Geary St (at Polk St)