Zam Zam

Row 1

1633 Haight St (at Clayton St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 861-2545
Dive Bar
Mon–Fri: 3:00 PM–2:00 AM Sat–Sun: 1:00 PM–2:00 AM

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Foursquare Tips

  • As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • The bartenders are the friendliest. A bar with no tv's is refreshing, just jazz and good conversations.
  • Order a martini and sit at the bar. Talk, listen and learn from some pretty interesting characters.
  • Politely sidle into any of the 16 seats and be reminded of the simplicity of a great drink.
  • Take a good friend, order a Hendricks martini and close out the bar in this chill, quiet bar. Great for weekdays.
  • Cozy. Always dark, always lovely, the worn-velvet-and-brass vibe is the perfect invitation for a glass of Scotch or a hot toddy.
  • With three ounces of gin mixed in a "1000 to 1" ratio with vermouth, this famous martini get you lit in no time flat, the better to enjoy the Middle Eastern vibe.
  • Much of the interior of Aub Zam Zam is the same as it was in 1948. Don't believe me? Check out the New Year's Eve photo outside of the men's room.
  • Solid cocktails, nice atmosphere, friendly people. Love not having tvs glaring from all directions.
  • Beautiful Persian mural on the wall, a cool wooden round bar, and one of the few places that would make a proper Hendricks Martini before all the fancy cocktail places showed up. Old school SF!
  • Martinis and great drinks and decor.
  • The Gin-Martini is great as well as Andrea - the bartender. A great spot with style!
  • The original owner Bruno would like for you to order a gin martini. Nothing else.
  • Its a lovely venue to just kick back an relax, wait same thing no? But youknowwhatimean right?
  • Fan of Anthony Bourdain? He made a special visit to Aub Zam Zam in 2011 and was sure to order a martini properly, of course so even if you dont usually drink them, you might want to try one here.
  • sure miss Bruno!
  • the bar has retained the Middle Eastern aesthetic that it had back when legendary Chronicle columnist Herb Caen frequented the joint, dubbing it the "the Holy Shrine of the Dry Martini"
  • Try the Cocktail
  • Seems like the bartender wasn't happy when I ordered daiquiri. Last time I check it's not a fancy or special drink.
  • Get wasted and listen to jazz don't listen to these guys