Cigar Bar & Grill

Cigar Bar / Live Music Venue
Cigar Bar & Grill Cigar Bar & Grill in San Francisco's Financial District is a great place to smoke, sip, & listen to Latin jazz. Come on down & light up in SF with Party Earth. San Francisco United States 37.796994 -122.403552
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Cigar Bar & Grill - Cigar Bar | Live Music Venue in San Francisco.
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Party Earth Review Serving as a safe-haven for both the Cuban connoisseur and the American Spirit-sporting hipster, Cigar Bar & Grill is where San Franciscans go to smoke, snack, and groove to sultry jazz. Once past the unassuming façade... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    MUNI F Line: The Embarcadero & Broadway‎

  • Phone:

    415-398-0850

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–F 4pm–2am, Sa 6pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Cigar Bar & Grill Review

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Cigar Bar & Grill in San Francisco's Financial District is a great place to smoke, sip, & listen to Latin jazz. Come on down & light up in SF with Party Earth.

Serving as a safe-haven for both the Cuban connoisseur and the American Spirit-sporting hipster, Cigar Bar & Grill is where San Franciscans go to smoke, snack, and groove to sultry jazz.

Once past the unassuming façade and down into this subterranean den, guests first pass the onsite humidor, packed with ever-changing options from the modestly priced “Romeo y Julieta” to the extravagant “Arturo Fuente.”

Those in need of a specialty cocktail or a belt of whiskey from the sizeable drinks list clamor around the intimately lit bar, while hungrier groups ready for steak and chorizo take to the tables that line the adobe-colored walls and extend into a series of Spanish-style dining rooms.

A crimson-felted pool table awaits in back, while the open air atrium – centered on a Renaissance-style fountain – might be the biggest draw, where the standard posture for clientele is a cigar in one hand, scotch in the other, and eyes darting for the next available seat or cute guest.

Across the atrium, yet another room plays host to regular Latin jazz and salsa acts Thursdays through Saturdays, when a young crowd gets funky in the dark space with its Picasso-inspired paintings on the walls and a second bar serving up lots of sangria between sets.

It may seem small and subtle on the outside, but once visitors descend into The Cigar Bar & Grill, they discover it lacks in neither size nor substance.

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Tip from Lucas:

You’re welcome to bring your own cigars. Just keep in mind that if you or anyone in your group can’t handle the persistent smell of smoke…well, they don’t call it a cigar bar for nothing!

  • Crowd

    Diverse crowd of young financial types, cigar lovers, sophisticated whiskey hounds, Latin jazz aficionados, preppy post grads, and a few errant bourgeois hipsters, mid-20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live Latin jazz Thursdays through Saturdays. Pool table.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Small but varied seasonal menu of California and Latin cuisine like ribs, quesadillas, and steak. Happy Hour M–F 4–7pm. Cover charge starts around 9:30 F–Sa.

  • Prices

    Cover charge F ($7) and Sa ($10). Bar snacks $6–$10, entrées $12–$22, party platters $18–$35.

    Beer $3–$11, wine $6–$14/glass or $25–$300/bottles, cocktails $6–$11, whiskey/bourbon $6–$22.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to preppy to dressy: suits, sports jackets, blazers, short dresses, designer skirts, a smattering of hipster garb like flannel and vintage cardigans.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekday afternoons for a relaxing drink or smoke and Thursday through Saturday nights for live Latin jazz music, with Saturday nights usually attracting the hottest dance-happy crowd and Thursdays offering live music without any cover charge.

  • Close By

    The Bubble Lounge (714 Montgomery Street) is an elegant lounge that takes Cigar Bar’s dedication to smoking and jazz and puts it into the bubbly, serving over 300 champagnes and sparkling wines.

Cigar Bar & Grill User Reviews

Average rating:
Cheap Drinks
Gloria V. Jun 10, 2013
Great happy hour!
Salsa Dancing, Cigars, Patio...
Laryn P. Jun 7, 2013
what is there not to like about this place? highly recommend. Amazing in every way. I love the bartenders here as well. Fast, efficient, friendly. Mojitos. Dancing. Cigar. Patio. You must try them all at least once while you are there. You will get the full experience of the Cigar Bar. One of my top 5 favorite bars in SF.
Salsa Scene Without Pretense
Sonia Z. May 6, 2013
If you have dipped your toe, even a little bit, into the salsa dancing scene, you've probably found some pretentious pro's and sleazebag-ery. Cigar Bar offers a safe haven from the cons that go with the scene, providing instead a friendly social dancing atmosphere. People of all ages come to shake it and have a good time. Some of the older gentleman will surprise you with how great of dancers they are, so be careful before you turn someone down for a dance... you might be the one who misses out. As a bar, cigar bar may not be the most exciting place, but the décor is warm and low-key and one drink can be enough to get you going. My advice to you would be: come have a drink for courage and then go brave the dance floor.
Salsa Lovers Paradise
Azucena R. Mar 15, 2013
If you are a salsa lover (not, the delicious kind made out of tomatillo) but the music genre, you gotta check out Cigar Bar. It is conveniently located near The Embarcadero & Broadway, this is another hidden gem in San Francisco. It is a great spot to start your night, to later head over to Bubble Lounge, located about a block away. Sexy crowd, sexy drinks, and sexy music…yeah, pretty much a sexy place all around, their mojitos are perfection! The bartenders are friendly, and the music will make you get up and dance, even if there is not enough room to let your inner salsa dancer unleash. For those who want some quiet time, there is an ample patio, and a fantastic place for cigar aficionados paradise as well.
Cigar bar is an underrated gem that is great for all kinds of social events.
Alexandria H. Feb 11, 2013
Cigar bar has very unique qualities not found in most San Francisco bars. Located in the jackson square area, Cigar Bar is convenient for after work crowds as well as those venturing from surrounding areas. The out door patio is huge in comparison to most other outdoor areas, and its placement makes for little or no wind to be let in. If you are not a cigar fan, you can go to the inside bar and chat with the bartenders and staff whom are always nice and receptive. Whether you are out with friends, on a pre date drink or taking out coworkers Cigar bar is a great and unique place to host any crowd. And for those cigar aficionados the cigar menu will not disappoint.
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