Lone Palm

Bar / Lounge
Lone Palm 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. San Francisco United States 37.7553045 -122.4229859
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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

  • Metro:

    MUNI J Line: Church Street & 22nd Street

  • Phone:

    415-648-0109

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 4pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Lone Palm Review

The Scene

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.

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.

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Tip from Emma:

Like martinis? Lone Palm’s consistently win ‘Best of’ awards in citywide voting contests.

  • Crowd

    Affluent hipsters, cultured college kids, blue-collar locals, middle-aged cocktailers, couples on dates, and lone creative types, early 20s to late 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Eclectic selection from bartenders’ playlist.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Free pretzels, crackers, and nut mix. Happy Hour M–F 4–6pm. Dog friendly.

  • Prices

    Beer $3–$6.25, wine $6–$7.50, shots and cocktails $5–$11.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to trendy casual: jeans, flannel, button-downs, sweaters, dark dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    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.

  • Close By

    The Liberties (998 Guerrero Street) is a gastropub that has outdoor seating, daily specials, and a kitchen that stays open late.

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