Party Earth Review Easy walking distance from the high rises towering over Downtown, Steff’s Sports Bar is a relaxed dive with lots of TVs and very little pretense. Mostly mellow during the week, the joint is popular with financial types... ... read full review
141 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
MUNI J, KT, L, M, N Lines: Metro Montgomery Station
M–F 11am–2am, Sa 5pm–2am, Su 11:30am–2am
May open at 10am if a San Francisco 49ers game is on, or if someone calls ahead to request the early opening for another game
SoMa, San Francisco –
Easy walking distance from the high rises towering over Downtown, Steff’s Sports Bar is a relaxed dive with lots of TVs and very little pretense.
Mostly mellow during the week, the joint is popular with financial types who often sneak in during lunch, shedding their ties at the dark wooden bar and sipping a few Buds under the approving eyes of the local sports legends whose photographs cover the yellow walls.
The daytime crowds swell when there’s a Giants game, however, when more than a dozen flat-screens and two projectors highlight the marquee match-up in the main room, and avid throngs hoot, holler, and choke their way through piles of free popcorn.
When the local team isn’t playing, fans of every ilk can usually find their game on at least one of the TVs, or escape to the adjacent pool room for a chance to definitively prove that the secret to a good game of billiards is lots of beer.
A much-used dart board invites losing fans to focus their anger over that dropped pass, while young prepsters and older blue-collar regulars look on over their plates of corn dogs.
Just steps from the city’s business center, Steff’s Sports Bar is a prime destination for Downtown lovers of sports, beer, and cheap bar food.
Mostly young professionals from nearby offices, as well as a mix of sports-loving college kids and older blue-collar types, early 20s to 40s.
More than a dozen flat-screens and two big screen projectors tuned to sports. Dartboard, pool table, Photo Hunt arcade game, and jukebox.
Light bar fare including hot dogs, corn dogs, and chips. Free popcorn. Patrons are allowed to bring in their own food.
Hot dogs $3, corn dogs $2.50, chips $1. Beer $3.50–$5, wine $8.50, cocktails $5–$15, well drinks $5.50. Pool $1/game. Darts are free.
Casual to smart casual: nice t-shirts, jeans, and business attire.
After 6pm during the week for a chill after-work crowd, or on any big game day, especially when the Giants are playing.
Right next door is Eddie Rickenbacker’s (133 2nd Street), which features a décor of vintage motorcycles and war paraphernalia and a menu of traditional pub grub.