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Shanghai Kelly's

2064 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 2064 Polk Street, San Francisco Directions
Today 12:00 AM - 2:00 AM Closed All Hours

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Pub Food, American, Chinese
  • Price
  • Hours
    12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Pub Food, American, Chinese
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From Our Editors

Shanghai Kelly’s: A User’s Guide

Friendly Dive Bar | Steelers Games | Food-Delivery Encouraged | Eclectic Atmosphere

Sample Drinks

  • Beer: Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ on draft
  • Shot: the Bart Simpson, a fruity concoction the same color as Bart’s skin

What to Eat: Order some grub for delivery. Though you can get it from a slew of nearby restaurants, Kelly’s staff recommends the Middle Eastern comfort food from La Méditerranée (2210 Fillmore Street). Ask the bartender for a menu.

The Vibe: For almost 30 years, regulars have been comparing this laid-back neighborhood spot to the bar in Cheers.

Behind the Name: In 1855, San Francisco’s streets teemed with crimps—men and women who kidnapped sailors and forced them onto Shanghai-bound ships. Foremost among them was a local saloon owner called Shanghai Kelly.

While You’re Waiting: Check out the bawdy messages on the bar’s letter board. Fainter hearts can survey the bumper stickers, Steelers posters, and photos on the walls instead.

When to Go: Thanks to the flat-screen TVs dotting the back of the bar, Shanghai Kelly’s is a great place to catch the game, especially if you’re a Steelers fan.

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Shanghai Kelly's

12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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