The Saloon

Dive Bar
1232 Grant Ave (Fresno)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 989-7666


  • Dating back to 1861, it's the oldest bar in San Francisco. Don't miss the blues music, played nightly.
  • It's tight, crowded, smells terrible & there ain't no way I'm not coming here. Best blues bar period.
  • Best damned blues bar period :-)
  • Fun place for live music and affordable drinks!
  • Free virgin drinks if you're driving!
  • The Ghost bartender is the MAN.
  • So much old here. The last true beatnik hangs out here.
  • If people would stop peeing on the floors, this would be the best Blues Bar for 100 miles.
  • Good music, mostly locals, cheap drinks, cash only, fun to dance to blues and rock n roll
  • I used a lot of Purell after visiting here
  • Smells like piss
  • Great jazz with Pat and good vibe.
  • Cash, cash, cash. Bring your liver game and your dance game. Real people, real money (F yo' credit card!), real stories, real music, real fun. A dive bar's dive bar.
  • Bring cash and a ready liver.
  • The oldest saloon in SF! Live music and cheap drinks. One of the spots that still holds punchy SF character. Cash only.
  • Super agradable y amigable bar, la msica en vivo buensima!
  • A North Beach establishment. Enjoy live music played by old timers!
  • Best bar in SF. No frills. No cards. Cheap as chips and guaranteed good time.
  • Live music, kind of crowded though.

Nearby places

255 Columbus Ave (btwn Broadway and Pacific)
15 Romolo Pl (btwn Fresno St & Broadway)
1353 Grant Ave (at Green St)