Burritt Room

Hotel Bar / Lounge
Burritt Room Tucked above the lobby of the boutique Mystic Hotel, Burritt Room has only been part of Union Square's nightlife since 2010 – but given that the building went up a hundred years prior, this watering hole has an old-time... San Francisco United States 37.789801 -122.40739
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Party Earth Review Tucked above the lobby of the boutique Mystic Hotel, Burritt Room has only been part of Union Square’s nightlife since 2010 – but given that the building went up a hundred years prior, this watering hole has an old-time... ... read full review

  • Metro:

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

  • Phone:

    415-400-0500

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 5pm–midnight, F–Sa 5pm–2am
    Best to call ahead as venue is frequently rented out for private parties

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Burritt Room Review

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Tucked above the lobby of the boutique Mystic Hotel, Burritt Room has only been part of Union Square's nightlife since 2010 – but given that the building went up a hundred years prior, this watering hole has an old-time...

Tucked above the lobby of the boutique Mystic Hotel, Burritt Room has only been part of Union Square’s nightlife since 2010 – but given that the building went up a hundred years prior, this watering hole has an old-time feel far beyond its years.

Named after the adjoining alleyway – the site of a murder in the Humphrey Bogart classic, The Maltese Falcon – the small space was originally the hotel’s lobby, but now serves as a hideaway for hip young professionals and fashionable ladies seeking classic cocktails.

Faded wainscoting and well-worn exposed brick line the room, with vintage chandeliers and candles casting a dim light over the dapper hotel guests that often join the early post-work crowd.

Drinks are intricate and change seasonally, so the black-vested bartenders often rely on California’s wealth of citrus to enhance top-shelf bourbons and whiskeys, but are also quick to whip up original, fruit-free concoctions based on a patron’s specifications.

Near the bar, a vintage white piano is helmed on Wednesdays by a performer playing Metallica or Gnarls Barkley covers, while jazz acts or hip-hop DJs are known to entice occasional couples out onto the white-tiled floor.

Not known as a dance space, Burritt Room attracts a trendy clientele content to listen, sip, and lounge the evening away on red velvet sofas – just like Bogart would have done.

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Tip from Adriana:

Burritt is not a place for a quick drink, especially when it’s busy, because these artfully crafted cocktails take time. While you’re waiting, quell your thirst with some of their amazingly refreshing cucumber water.

  • Crowd

    Hip mixology buffs, trendy young professionals, speakeasy lovers, and older hotel guests, late 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Off-kilter piano set followed by a DJ on Wednesdays, jazz combo on Thursdays, and DJs on the weekend. Occasional live music or DJs on other nights. Call venue for lineup.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Bar bites and small plates including roasted nuts, chicken skewers, cheese and meat plates, and shrimp cocktails. The Burritt Tavern next door features both lunch and dinner options by award winning chef Charlie Palmer with salads, burgers, seafood, and steaks.

  • Prices

    Burritt Room: Bar food $6–$16. Beer $4–$10, wine $10, cocktails $8–$11.
    Burritt Tavern: Sides $8–$10, salads $12–$15, sandwiches $14–$16, mains $20–$39.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Hipster chic to trendy: leather jackets, blouses, slacks, button-downs, dark dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Wednesday or Thursday nights for the live music, or Friday and Saturday nights when this small venue sees the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    The Occidental Cigar Club (471 Pine Street) is another classy, old-timey throwback devoted to a different – and smokeable – vice. Or if you're hungry, slide next door to the Burritt Tavern for some tavern food with a modern twist.

Burritt Room User Reviews

Average rating:
Fabulous
Noor Ǝ. Feb 24, 2013
This was one of the best lounge experiences I've ever had, based on both lounge feel, convenience and price. It was very close to the hotel I was staying in, and an absolutely perfect place to check out on a last-minute whim. It held a great mix of SF young professionals, as well as hipsters, and those who so ironically melded the two; hipster professional. The vibe was fabulous, and the energy was catching. Lounge qualities were great; comfy decor, good drinks, and general lounge prices. I would definitely recommend the Burritt Room to anyone staying in the Union Square area, and looking for a quick Friday night adventure.
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