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.
  • This soul bar is a true dive. Only PBR on tap but you can get Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada on bottle.

Nearby places

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