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House Of Shields

$$ - $$$, , American
39 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3438
+1 415-495-5436
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“palace hotel” (8 reviews)
“historic bar” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American, International
$$ - $$$
39 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3438
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Very cool bar with a long history and vintage decor. No TV's! Good stiff cocktails. Steve the bartender was great. Pleasant, professional and fun.

Thank butlerdoes
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

So much better now, the bartenders are engaging and knowledgeable, the cocktails are great. Nice space, cleaned up well.

Thank William M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Popped into this bar for a quick drink on opening time (2.00pm) and ended up staying for 3 pints. Really friendly place with great barmaid and friendly locals willing to chat. Almost has the feel of an old London pub and is very unlike most...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Came here before the change of owners, it was pretty grim. Now it's been cleaned up and feels old and yet modern at the same time. Wonderful service and clever libations make this a destination for locals.

Thank William M
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Cozy little pub in otherwise busy district. The wood panelling and Art Deco lamps give the place a warm cozy feel. The bartender is very generous with whiskey pour.

Thank xithaki
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Very dark room place, mainly because of the wooden panelling. Always busy. The reason for that is that they serve a good selection of beer, and speciality cocktails. The staff are courteous and knowledgeable.

Thank Chet P
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place, there's no denying it. Dim, tight, some might even call it dank, but man is it awesome. It's as if Dean Martin showed up at a hipster party and all the youths trying to be as cool as he was didn't...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Have stopped by the House of Shields quite a few times over the years (decades). It's a great old joint...small, atmospheric, good drinks...very much The City. Old timers like me were terrified when it was "remodeled" a few years back but, I must say, they...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Came here after checking into the Palace Hotel across the street. Very good hand made drinks and nice enough bartender. Would go back. Only drawback was no food.

Thank CaryandCindy
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very good drinks, smiley barmade, not a big place but it did the job. Had two different drinks and both were very good. When you are on a end-of-the-day-and-i-need-a-drink mode, try it ! :)

Thank Ve2bxa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3438
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-495-5436
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