Tempest

Dive Bar, Bar
$
431 Natoma St (btwn 5th & 6th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 495-1863
Monday
11:00am - 2:00am
Tuesday
11:00am - 2:00am
Wednesday
11:00am - 2:00am
Thursday
11:00am - 2:00am
Friday
11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday
12:00pm - 2:00am

This dive is a mixed crowd of off-duty workers with tattoos, enjoying cheap beer, playing pool, and tasting fried pickles. In a sketchy alley in Soma, this bar is the extreme dive that only the true dive-seeking customers should head towards.

Tips

  • Can't say anything bad about this place. Beer is cheap and you look around and nobody is writing code on a laptop. Approved.
  • five dollar Jim beam + beer.
  • For out-of-towners: If you are walking out of here at night turn right and go towards fifth (sixth is a bit sketchy)
  • They call this The Donkey Show and it's exactly as glamorous as it seems - a pint of Pacifico and a (healthy) shot of tequila. I call it a foolproof way to kick off a Happy Hour.
  • Get the Coors Original. It's better than you remember and better than you deserve.
  • order food at the box next door, then buy a $5 pbr and jim beam. By the time you finish your drinks the food'll be ready and it's on to the next shot!
  • it puts the fried pickles on the burger
  • Try the New Orleans style fried pickles, only $3 heaven! And be sure to ask for the jalepeno mayo dip! Bomb!
  • SF needs more bars like this
  • Order a Jake!
  • If you're looking for a place to get your happy hour on and not break the bank, Tempest is a win! The all day, erry day special for $5 will knock you on your ass for $20 bar tab too!
  • I don't understand why people always go to the bathroom in groups here. . .
  • Divey. Cheap beer. Pool tables. Indoor smoking. Not for everyone but I can dig it.
  • Besides being a nice divey bar in the evening, they have an excellent lunch menu.
  • Stephen Crawford turns out high-quality pub grub, including a burger with bacon shallot gastrique ($10) and potato skins topped with crisp pork belly and fried quail eggs ($9)
  • Tip? Be that guy that also buys your bartender a drink. They're unpretentious, fun, & serving cheap drinks to the tired & thirsty huddled masses, which we can all agree, is God's work. Pay it forward.
  • For lunch, burger. For dinner, burger. For drinks, get a beer. Open late so a great place to stop the next time you're leaving a concert at Mezzanine.
  • $3 well drinks here. drink up.
  • $2 red bulls all the time
  • This place sucks. It's a complete dump. Looks like they got everything for their interior at a garage sale. The bartenders are really dumb and they ripped me off. No happy hour. Skip this place.

Nearby places

431 Natoma St (at Mary St)
444 Jessie St (btwn 5th & 6th)
198 5th St (at Howard St)