Dive Bars in Tenderloin

Select Local Merchants

401 Ellis St
San Francisco,
CA
US

486 Ellis St
San Francisco,
CA
US

701 Geary Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

98 Turk St
San Francisco,
CA
US

65 Taylor Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

In Focus: The Brown Jug

  • Established: 1942
  • The vibe: a rusty dive bar with a whole lot of stories
  • Telling those stories: a slew of regulars who prop up the bar
  • On tap: microbrews such as Moose Drool and standards such as PBR
  • In the back: a small pool table and a wall-sized homage to The Jug
  • On the rest of the walls: old posters tacked up, Victorian wallpaper
  • On the jukebox: Johnny Cash, Mexican hits, Queen
  • What Mark Ellinger of the LA Times calls it: “by far the best dive bar in the Tenderloin, if not San Francisco”

496 Eddy Street
San Francisco,
CA
US