Party Earth Review Located several blocks down from the patchouli-scented paradise of the Upper Haight, where it shares a block packed with everything from punk dives to casual wine bars, Mad Dog In The Fog is a lively neighborhood pub with... ... read full review
530 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
MUNI J, N Lines: Duboce Avenue & Church Street
M–F 11:30am–2am, Sa 10am–2am, Su 10am–midnight
May open early for big international games
The Haight, San Francisco –
Located several blocks down from the patchouli-scented paradise of the Upper Haight, where it shares a block packed with everything from punk dives to casual wine bars, Mad Dog In The Fog is a lively neighborhood pub with tons of beer, a diehard devotion to soccer, and regular trivia nights that are the stuff of legend.
The long front room touts a regularly occupied pool table up front and, running down the exposed brick wall, leather booths that accommodate eager sports fans with their eyes on the flat-screens and young after-partiers soothing their hangovers with much-needed greasy grub.
The bar dominates the other side, leading past a retro English telephone booth to a cozy outdoor patio clad with beer signs, where expats and footie followers sling brews from the 150+-bottle selection and hash out who’s destined to win the next World Cup.
The raucous crowds that fill the place on any big game day – including major Niners and Giants games – are often matched by the trivia nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when anyone who shows up at the 9pm start will find the place so full they’ll have to use someone’s back as a writing surface.
Regular DJs round out the weekend, making Mad Dog In The Fog a popular haunt for everyone from avid sports fans to quiz queens to hungry Haight barhoppers with big time party GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLSSSSS!!!!!!
Soccer hounds, yuppies, frat boys, groups of friends, blue-collar guys, local professionals, older expats, 20s to 60+.
DJs on most weekends. Bartender’s playlist. Several flat-screens more than likely tuned to a soccer match.
Pub grub menu including burgers, fries, salads, and tacos.
Starters $4.50–$9, breakfast items $4–$9.50, tacos $9, salads $5–$9. Beer $5–$24+, wine $6.50–$8.50/glass or $24–$32/bottle.
Casual: sports jerseys, jeans, shorts, flannel, granny jumpers, dresses.
Any time a soccer match of interest is on, Tuesdays and Thursdays for the popular trivia nights, or Fridays and Saturdays for a buzzing stop on a Haight Street barhopping tour.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill (545 Haight Street) is located just across the road and is a great spot to grab a bite if Mad Dog is crazy busy or if there’s a lull in the game.