Dave's

Dive Bar / Sports Bar
Dave's A cozy neighborhood Giants haunt located in the midst of a sea of hotels and offices, Dave's attracts a varied clientele with its affordable grub and heavy-handed drink specials. San Francisco United States 37.787144 -122.403137
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Dave's - Dive Bar | Sports Bar in San Francisco.
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Party Earth Review A cozy neighborhood Giants haunt located in the midst of a sea of hotels and offices, Dave’s attracts a varied clientele with its affordable grub and heavy-handed drink specials. Though the single-room joint is a San Francisco... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    BART: Montgomery
    MUNI F Line: Market Street & Kearny Street ‎

  • Phone:

    415-495-6726

  • Hours:

    Daily 11am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Dave's Review

The Scene

A cozy neighborhood Giants haunt located in the midst of a sea of hotels and offices, Dave's attracts a varied clientele with its affordable grub and heavy-handed drink specials.

A cozy neighborhood Giants haunt located in the midst of a sea of hotels and offices, Dave’s attracts a varied clientele with its affordable grub and heavy-handed drink specials.

Though the single-room joint is a San Francisco sports bar to its core – evidenced by the extensive collection of Giants memorabilia – regular patrons run the gamut from suited young professionals to heavily-tatted hipsters who share the common goal of downing as many free pub snacks as possible, regardless of team color or hair color.

Dry erase boards over the bar alert sports fans to game times or educate beverage hounds on the most recent drink specials, while a few Red Sox placards remind Bostonians that their kind is equally welcome.

Chatty post-work groups take over small circular tables with multiple pints in hand, though it’s doubtful anyone’s burning off the hot dogs and nachos that inevitably follow, despite a lot of foot-tapping to the classic hits spitting from the jukebox.

The bar’s location brings in a big after-work crunch all week, especially on Fridays, but nothing compares to the throngs that collectively raise the roof when there’s an SF home game to cheer on.

A no-frills joint where good times are guaranteed, Dave’s is a great place to rev up for a game or just wash down the stresses of the day.

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Tip from Lucas:

Dave’s has a drink board that lets you buy drinks for people even when you aren’t there! Just alert the bartender of the person’s name and pony up with a future tab. Who says there’s no such thing as karma?

  • Crowd

    Mix of Giants and Red Sox fans, Happy Hour seekers, young professionals, artists and creative types, local hipsters, tourists, and older regulars, mid-20s to 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox featuring everything from classic rock hits to new-age alternative jams. Flat-screen TVs tuned to sports.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Free chips and salsa, crackers and cheese, and other snacks. Bar menu includes hot dogs, chili, clam chowder, sausage links, nachos, and sandwiches. Happy Hour M–F 4–7pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers and sandwiches $3–$9, hot dogs $3.50, nachos $5–$9. Beer $4–$6, wine $4.50–$7.50, cocktails $5–$9. Jukebox $1/three songs.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: untucked button-downs, plaid, sports jerseys, work attire, leather jackets, boots, jeans.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any day, especially Fridays, for a bustling after-work Happy Hour scene, Saturdays after 11pm for a good mix of patrons getting their drink on, and whenever there’s a Giants or Red Sox game.

  • Close By

    Sutter Station (554 Market Street) is a casual bar catering to a diverse crowd and featuring a reverse Happy Hour, strong drinks, pool tables, and several TVs tuned to the game.

Dave's User Reviews

Average rating:
Dave's..."Where Everyone Knows Your Name"
Zac N. Apr 4, 2013
I stopped at Dave's following a job interview at the Yelp headquarters across the street. Define irony right? It was the closest bar to me following my interview and i certainly didn't need any ad cluttered app to find it! So naturally i was more than obliged to stop in for a couple cold ones. Right away i got the local but friendly vibe, as i was the only one wearing slacks and a sport coat at this point. No worries though, the bartender was friendly and greeted me just after i saddled up. I ordered a frosty Anchor Steam and began looking around. The place is littered with sports and famous movie memorabilia all dedicated to the wonderful city of San Francisco. They even had a flat screen in the corner with Giants preseason baseball on and a jukebox against the wall. This is a "Cheers" type place, it's very cozy and the bartender seemed to know a lot of names ;). Another cool feature was the "Leave a Drink" board, where you can buy someone a drink or 2 by leaving them a future tab. I recommend Dave's if you're ever in the neighborhood, they're close to 3rd and Market and have daily drink specials. It's also a cool spot to get to know some of the locals.
Sports Bar
Rachel G. Nov 7, 2012
This place is a great mix of people. Mostly filled with financial district people after a busy day of work in the cubical or the local sports dive bar enthusiasts. They have a great line of beers on tap and a really interesting list on the wall. So you found a lady that you like, but never got her number? Leave her a drink on the "Leave a Drink !" board. You can leave a drink for someone and they can voucher it whenever ha. Amazing.
Perfect sports bar for your anti-sports friend
Jayson M. Aug 12, 2012
Dave's is a great mix of dive, Giant's haven, and just a fun place to drink for cheap. They take credit cards, too, and that never bodes well when you're spending a few bucks each on beers. The crowd is always a great mix of lost hipsters, punks, sports fans, wayward tourists, whatever, they're all here. There's one bartender, blonde lady, who is less than friendly...but hey, she pours the beer quickly so you don't have to suffer her upturned nose for long.
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