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Oct 24, 2008 08:47 PM

Need Cool Bar, Great Jukebox, Food Ok

On b-trip to SF at Hilton on O'Farrell. Looking for a great hangout bar with good tunes, some food, dive bar but not really. Willing to take cab within reason. Pool tables a plus. Definitely DO NOT want to be were all the conventioneers will be.

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    1. re: saffrongold

      Rite Spot is pretty great. Food is just this side of ok. I have no idea what the jukebox
      is like because there's usually someone in there playing the piano or otherwise making
      noise. Desolate-seeming (but not) neighborhood. Hookers right outside (but not the
      kind who will either rob or tempt you). Easy cab ride from your hotel. No pool. But it's
      two blocks to the Uptown which has a table (and no food and a great jukebox). From
      there, it's three blocks north to Zeitgeist: very good food, I think they have a pool table,
      world-class oudoor Biergarten setting. Of the three, Zeitgeist is the least pleasant to
      go to alone.

      199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      200 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      Rite-Spot Cafe
      2099 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    2. This thread gets the dive part and maybe the pool table, sorry noy sure of the jukebox.

      1. Recently had a fun time at Jay'n Bee Club. This place has been around for a long time, cannot beat the prices, Matha's Kitchen serving up Mexican food, very cool Juke Box and pool table..interesting mix of people.
        In the Mission about 10-15 min cab ride
        2736 20th Street
        (between Hampshire St & York St)