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Tunnel Top

Union Square
Pub, Bar
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601 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3505
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Ended up walking by it so decided to give it a try. Bartender is friendly and it has a major chill atmosphere. I would love to go back when I am in SF again.

Thank Suzie K
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Always visit this bar when we are in San Fran - full,of personality with a great selection of beers and very reasonably priced, especially during happy hour. We always sit upstairs at the tables overlooking the Main Street and watch the world go by while listening to some great music - rock, indie and heavy. Great way to start a... More 

Thank Vilette
Colorado Springs
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717 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very small, friendly and funky little place. For me personally, the music was way to loud and the upstairs was so stuffy, uncomfortably hot. This bar marked the turning point in the evening where I left my fellow revelers and caught an Uber back to my hotel.

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Tunnel Top has cool vibe with a great mix of music and excellent cocktails. Small and intimate setting with a lounge upstairs.

Thank girlfriend2016
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

One of my new favorite bars in the neighborhood. A really nice and cozy bar, and friendly bartender serving your drinks. My colleague and I went on a weekday, so it wasn't very crowed. I am assuming the weekends see the place pretty packed. If you are new to the city, or just visiting, Boba Tea is just a short... More 

Thank florentdsouza
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This bar is great. The happy hour is perfect for finishing up a long day. Low red lights and cool music make this a great place to meet up with friends and knock a few back. The bar tender moves quick and makes a great old fashioned. This is officially my go to spot.

Thank Derik L
Centerport, New York
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154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Stopped by for a couple beers after dinner. Very cool place, with a small seating area upstairs and interesting decor. Decent tap beer selection.

Thank MPJensen68
san francisco
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163 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Happened to drop by during "Santa Con", a pub crawl of Santa dressed revelers. Small, bar with a mezzanine seating area. Drafts starting a $6 - cheap for this area. A happening place with (too) loud music.

Thank sfwon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We got there and it was kind of empty, so we grabbed stools in the corner. Good thing we did, cause a huge crowd rolled in shortly after. DJ was great, playing some old school hiphop and current music. Bartender was friendly, but left us on our own for privacy, even when it got crowded, he did make sure to... More 

Thank Nimsaj610
Ontario, California
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184 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

So, no food, but way a great little semi dive bar.... no unruly people, nice bartenders, bouncer who cleans up after everyone.... loud music (but good music), jumping spot with good beers on tap (not the regular crap).... This is my new favorite bar in S.F.

Thank markj4golf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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