Dogpatch Saloon

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Dogpatch Saloon Dogpatch Saloon in San Francisco is a dog-friendly dive with pool, a great jukebox, & live Sunday jazz. Wag on down to this cozy SF haunt with Party Earth. San Francisco United States 37.758047573662 -122.388499975204
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Dogpatch Saloon - Bar in San Francisco.
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Party Earth Review Located in the heart of Dogpatch, the eponymously named Dogpatch Saloon has a long history of offering folks a simple, friendly place to gather for post-work palavers. The building is easy to spot thanks to the martini... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    MUNI KT Line: Third Street & 23rd Street, Third Street & 20th Street

  • Phone:

    415-643-8592

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–W 4pm–2am, Th–Su noon–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Dogpatch Saloon Review

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Dogpatch Saloon in San Francisco is a dog-friendly dive with pool, a great jukebox, & live Sunday jazz. Wag on down to this cozy SF haunt with Party Earth.

Located in the heart of Dogpatch, the eponymously named Dogpatch Saloon has a long history of offering folks a simple, friendly place to gather for post-work palavers.

The building is easy to spot thanks to the martini-sipping pooch emblazoned on the façade, while the wood-slatted booths inside provide a decent vantage point for the four flat-screens flickering quietly in the corners.

A décor consisting of mounted fish, retro posters, and a hulking piano on a tiny stage in back completes the down-home effect, perfect for the handful of blue-collar sippers who show up in the early afternoons for a couple of brews and a bit of conversation.

The clash of the vintage cash register is overpowered by voices later on, when the after-work neighborhood crowd stops in with their furry friends, who snore and sprawl across the linoleum floor as pool players try to hit corner shots without stepping on any tails.

Salty locals greet one another by name, clapping backs in hearty man-hugs before dishing the daily dirt or explaining to a newbie why there’s a giant stove vent above the bar – the place began as a diner – while young professionals gather to sip cheap cocktails and listen to rock, jazz, and honky-tonk on the impressively stocked jukebox.

Anyone on the prowl for a fiercely friendly bar and a laid-back vibe will dig the Dogpatch Saloon – after all, it’s hard not to love a place with no pretension, room for Fido, and live jazz on that piano every Sunday.

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Tip from Jonah:

The Sunday jazz sessions are definitely worth checking out and draw a big crowd. Hard to hear music this good for only a $5 cover charge! And call ahead to see if they’re doing one of the regular potluck dinners with the jazz. If they are, be sure to bring something tasty to share so you can wow all those discerning palettes.

  • Crowd

    Funky, laid-back techies, young condo owners avoiding the area wine bars that keep popping up, blue-collar Joes, wizened locals, jazz lovers, and budget-minded drinkers with their dogs in tow, 20s to late 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live jazz on Sundays from around 4:30 to 8:30pm.

    A jukebox stocked with rock, jazz, blues, and honky-tonk.

    Four flat-screens tuned to sports, although few patrons pay much attention.

    Pool table.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Salty snacks like chips and pretzels available at the bar. Outside food is welcome.

  • Prices

    Cover for Sunday jazz sessions: $5. Snacks $1. Beer $5–$7, well drinks $6, cocktails $7–$15.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: work jeans, flannel, plaid, button-downs, sundresses, blouses, flip-flops, sneakers.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time a casual neighborhood joint sounds like heaven on earth, or Sunday nights to get a beer-fueled boogey on as a slew of jazz musicians take the tiny stage.

  • Close By

    The Hard Knox Cafe (2526 3rd Street) is a soul food spot begging to satisfy post-drink hankerings with feel-good fare like mac and cheese, crispy fried chicken, and catfish.

Dogpatch Saloon User Reviews

Average rating:
Great Date Spot
Sara G. Jan 11, 2013
I haven't been to this bar in a really long time, but I love it! I went here one night for a date and it was so much fun. There were Jazz music and all sorts of dancing going on and I felt like I had entered a parallel universe, but in a good way. Sundays are the best days to go solely for the good music and good vibes. The crowd is a little bit older than I am, but I still found many people to talk to and have all sorts of intellectual conversations with! I really highly suggest this place to anyone who stumbles near it in the Dogpatch. Low key and casual wear is most expected and should be encouraged, even on Sunday Jazz nights!!
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