The Uptown

Bar, Dive Bar
200 Capp St (at 17th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-8231
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

This Mission District dive has comfortable booths, a Lord of the Rings pinball machine, a pool table, and a jukebox with a wide selection of songs. It looks sketchy from the outside, but definitely come in for delicious and decently priced drinks.



  • When they're not visualizing the Twitterverse for MTV and Nike, the staff of Stamen (a 2011 Most Innovative Company) heads to this bar, which is known for its comfy couches.
  • Great (and cheap) beer, a jukebox, and couches! What can possibly go wrong? Oh yeah, everybody else loves this place too! Make sure you arrive early or you may not be able to get a couch.
  • Cheap drinks + great bartenders = !!
  • Jukebox is amazing
  • The Uptown's always been a bit grungy, and the jukebox is no exception. There's also a good pinball machine, so any quarters you don't invest in tunes can go into silver ball futures.
  • 4$ pints, killer jukebox, great neighborhood spot
  • Cheap drinks and pool.
  • Get a drink!
  • Come often.
  • and Coop too
  • I spent many nights and early mornings here. Miss you Scotty and Larry...
  • Beautiful dive, great back room with pool table!
  • low-key cash only neighborhood bar
  • In a previous lifetime, a heartbroken and drunk nineteen-year-old contributed many a word to the art piece that is the women's "stall". Seeing it still warms my heart. This place is a true gem.
  • visiting SFO for the weekend and came across this place - it is an awesome neighborhood pub - everyone knew each other and were super friendly. good drinks, brilliant jukebox
  • Cozy dive bar off Mission. Bring your friends here.
  • Cheap beer!!
  • Great pool table. Good beers.
  • Scott Ellsworth, the owner, just died of heart failure. Favorite hang out of mine since he bought it in 1986. RIP, Scott: Thanks for all the good times!
  • Make sure you read the bathroom signs clearly. Many a good man have been threatened for accidentally using the women's room...

Nearby places

806 S Van Ness Ave (at 19th St)
2288 Mission St (at 19th St)
527 Valencia St (btwn 16th & 17th St)