Party Earth Review Situated on trendy Union Street, Bus Stop is a neighborhood sports bar popular with relaxed Giants-loving regulars on game days and more boisterous twenty-something social butterflies on Friday and Saturday nights. Weekdays... ... read full review
1901 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
M–F 10am–2am, Sa–Su 9am–2am
Marina / Cow Hollow, San Francisco –
Situated on trendy Union Street, Bus Stop is a neighborhood sports bar popular with relaxed Giants-loving regulars on game days and more boisterous twenty-something social butterflies on Friday and Saturday nights.
Weekdays see middle-aged sports buffs in baseball hats and college football sweatshirts hanging out in the glow of the myriad overhead flat-screens, while groups of young Marina dwellers in ironed polos grab a Happy Hour special and head to the dim and spacious back room for a round of pool.
When the lights go down in the city, gas lamp chandeliers cast a faint glow over the three-room venue, illuminating red walls plastered in photographs of historic San Francisco teams, stained glass Giants memorabilia, and vintage photos of the bar from when it opened in the early 1900s.
Around 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, packs of guys in popped collars and trendy flannels arrive to mingle with the pretty girls, but once the alcohol kicks in and the jukebox starts blaring power ballads, the mood often becomes rambunctious as everyone from newly formed make-out buddies to guys absorbed in Big Buck Hunter stop what they’re doing to sing along.
A versatile bar, Bus Stop is a fun-loving spot for new and old friends to hang out, watch the game, and enjoy some unpretentious nightlife.
Hanging out at Bus Stop to watch your favorite team is a blast, especially during football season. Every time the Giants win a game, the bar sells fifty-cent PBRs for thirty minutes! If you’ve never seen a tidal wave in human form, just show up on game day.
Sports aficionados, post-college frat boys and sorority girls, laid-back tourists, and blue-collar regulars, early 20s to 30s with some 40s+.
Jukebox featuring Top 40 and classic rock. Nearly twenty TVs tuned mostly to local sports. Two pool tables. Two arcade games. Nintendo Wii.
No food, but outside grub from nearby restaurants is allowed in the bar. Happy Hour M–F 4–6pm.
Beer $5–$7, beer buckets $16+, wine $5.75, mixed drinks and cocktails $6–$11, shots $5–$7. Jukebox and arcade games $1.
Athletic to trendy: polos, football sweatshirts, old jeans, baseball caps, stylish tops, skinny jeans.
Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm for the liveliest scene and youngest crowd and anytime a big game is on – especially a Giants game – for a packed and rowdy bar.
Pizza Orgasmica (3157 Fillmore Street) is an intimate sit-down pizza place that stays open a half hour later than Bus Stop on Fridays and Saturdays.