Party Earth Review Opened in the late 80s by a palm tree importer – which explains the towering Arecaceae Palmae planted out front – Lone Palm is a cross between a sultry art deco lounge and a tropical speakeasy. Rows of candlelit white... ... read full review
3394 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
MUNI J Line: Church Street & 22nd Street
Mission, San Francisco –
Opened in the late 80s by a palm tree importer – which explains the towering Arecaceae Palmae planted out front – Lone Palm is a cross between a sultry art deco lounge and a tropical speakeasy.
Rows of candlelit white-linen tables run down one side of the room which, combined with the pervasive burgundy hue from the dark red walls, make it easy to believe the space was formerly a jazz club.
The crowd is invariably hip – this is The Mission, after all – but the vibe is breezy, making it a go-to spot for locals looking to avoid rowdier scenes along neighboring Valencia and Mission Streets. Couples snuggle in for a romantic date, sipping wine beneath potted plants and Egyptian bas-reliefs, while blue-collar types and college kids pop in for Happy Hour.
It’s not unusual to spot a lone, fedora-clad artist tucked into a corner booth with a book and a snifter of single malt during the week, but because the neighboring area is always a big weekend scene, the venue’s easy-going vibe gives way a bit come Friday. Even with a more moneyed crowd of young professionals joyfully ordering rounds of ever-popular martinis, however, it’s rarely difficult for anyone to find a cozy nook to chat.
Sheltered from the raucous party scenes a few blocks away, Lone Palm is the kind of classy dive that gives unpretentious drinkers plenty to be “frond” of.
Affluent hipsters, cultured college kids, blue-collar locals, middle-aged cocktailers, couples on dates, and lone creative types, early 20s to late 40s.
Eclectic selection from bartenders’ playlist.
Free pretzels, crackers, and nut mix. Happy Hour M–F 4–6pm. Dog friendly.
Beer $3–$6.25, wine $6–$7.50, shots and cocktails $5–$11.
Casual to trendy casual: jeans, flannel, button-downs, sweaters, dark dresses.
Early in the week for a low-key vibe, or Friday and Saturday nights for a mix of barhoppers and louder groups tanking up before making their way to Valencia and Mission Streets.
The Liberties (998 Guerrero Street) is a gastropub that has outdoor seating, daily specials, and a kitchen that stays open late.