Highest-rated bars in San Francisco, according to Tripadvisor

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October 24, 2022
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Highest-rated bars in San Francisco, according to Tripadvisor

Over the years, Tripadvisor has become the world's largest travel resource with 37.7 unique online visitors in the U.S. alone.

When the site was founded in 2000, the founders' goal was to provide travelers with an online platform to exchange reviews of destinations and hospitality businesses such as hotels and restaurants. Travelers from all over the world continue to use the site and app to determine where to stay, learn about the under-the-radar gems in their chosen destination, and where to eat, based on other travelers' reviews.

For hotels and restaurants, reviews can boost foot traffic to a location. But at times, they can be misleading in that they disproportionately cover more touristy areas while ignoring some local gems. In New York City, for example, a majority of highly rated bars were located in the Theater District—likely due to all the tourists who flock there and are more inclined to leave reviews.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated bars and pubs in San Francisco on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some bars on the list may have recently closed.

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#25. Monarch

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar
- Price: not available
- Address: 101 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2814
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#24. Pete's Tavern

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 128 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1905
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#23. Southern Pacific Brewing

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 620 Treat Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-2016
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#22. Grumpy's American Pub

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 125 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1415
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#21. Terroir

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (4.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Wine Bar
- Price: not available
- Address: 1116 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3905
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#20. Bow Bow Cocktail Lounge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Bars & Pubs, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 1155 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-4407
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#19. The Napper Tandy

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Irish
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3200 24th St Mission District Neighborhood, San Francisco, CA 94110-3906
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#18. Third Rail

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bars & Pubs, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 628 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-3117
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#17. Liquid Gold

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1040 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4917
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#16. Swig

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 561 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1651
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#15. Flying Pig Bistro Pub

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub
- Price: $
- Address: 433 S van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3629
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#14. Polo Grounds

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 734 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1994
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#13. Parkside Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1940 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116-2214
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#12. Jamber

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 858 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1123
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#11. 750 Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 750 Kearny St Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94108-1860
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#10. Rye

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bars & Pubs, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 688 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1647
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#9. San Francisco Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3150 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1080
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#8. Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1735 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122-4307
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#7. Union Larder

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1945 Hyde St At Union, San Francisco, CA 94109-2040
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#6. Irish Times

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Irish, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 500 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3002
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#5. Twin Peaks Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
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#4. Beer 39

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Beach St Building G, Level 2, San Francisco, CA 94133
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#3. Lark

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4068 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2534
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#2. Magnolia Brewing - Haight

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1398 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2909
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#1. Hogwash

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 582 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
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