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Smuggler's Cove

650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3179
+1 415-869-1900
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Cute tiki bar

Cute bar with a tiki theme. Lots of good drinks on the menu (about $10-14 each). Was there on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven B
San Francisco, CA
Fun novelty

Visited with a friend for the first time during weekday happy hour. Of course, with the gigantic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 1:15 AM
650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3179
Hayes Valley
+1 415-869-1900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute bar with a tiki theme. Lots of good drinks on the menu (about $10-14 each). Was there on a Saturday night and seats were all taken but waited about 15 minutes and some opened. Three small levels to check out, fun little tiki bar.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a friend for the first time during weekday happy hour. Of course, with the gigantic drink menu, we forgot all about the happy hour deals, so it was fairly expensive. They would do well to pare down their drink menu a bit. We...More

Thank sfimporter
Reviewed 4 January 2018

First this is a very popular place. Lines on weekends before 5pm so get there early and line up. There are three levels with bars on the main level and the basement. The main bar is the most efficient and the bartenders seem to be...More

1  Thank Dan M M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

With each visit to Northern California, we hope to visit a new tiki bar and Smuggler's Cove did not disappoint! It's a cozy space, 3 floors, and decorated to the nine's (like a pirate ship). We arrived around happy hour, so it was packed, bottom...More

1  Thank StarrySue
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Rum selection is wide and their cocktail concoctions are memorable. Ambience is cheeky but works - Tiki concept transports you to visions of islands and pirates and coconut trees.

1  Thank shaofalcis
Reviewed 15 August 2017

You would never know from the outside that you were stepping into a dark pirate's hideaway!! I love rum anyway and I had two of the BEST rum cocktails I have ever had in my life. Sorry, I can't remember their names! LOL

1  Thank Lucretia T
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

First the bar is very inconspicuous from the front so beware not to pass it by. Inside it's great with a pirate theme! Cocktails were delicious and the bar staff were great at taking the time to find out what tastes you like in order...More

1  Thank Zoe E
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome decor and amazing drinks! Hard to find because it has an unassuming entrance, but worth the search. The basement level is a great place to chill!

1  Thank Lilhoff70
Reviewed 28 July 2017

You really do feel like you've been transported back to a time when pirates roamed the seas! And the drink menu, which I believe is at least ten pages long, has old favorites as well as new creations.

1  Thank robin d
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Cool place to visit. No big sign on the door, however, much worth the experience. Rum drinks were very good. Visited with my son and his girlfriend. Highly recommended just for the ambieance and novelty of the bar.

1  Thank Lauren M
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
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4 February 2018|
Response from sfimporter | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. It’s more of a dive than anything. We got their at 5 on a weekday, and there was still plenty of room when we left at 7:30.
31 January 2018|
Response from Lilhoff70 | Reviewed this property |
No food, but a must visit location! Very strong drinks and authentic decor. We will be back next time we are in the city!
Mark B
22 August 2017|
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Response from JohnDoe969 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a parking structure nearby on Gough & Grove. It's called the Performing Arts Garage. It's owned by the City so the rates are reasonable