The Ramp

Bar / Restaurant
The Ramp The Ramp in San Francisco's Dogpatch is a waterfront dive with a packed weekend brunch. Grab a daytime cocktail & stay till sunset in SF with Party Earth. San Francisco United States 37.764309 -122.387698
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The Ramp - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.
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Party Earth Review Harbored on an industrial waterfront stretch of Dogpatch, The Ramp (not so) quietly serves up lots of seafood and suds amid the squalls of seagulls and salty air. Perched right against the docks, the venue’s palm tree... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    MUNI KT: Third Street & Mariposa Street

  • Phone:

    415-621-2378

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  • Hours:

    M–F 11am–9pm, Sa–Su 9:30am–9pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot

Party Earth The Ramp Review

The Scene

The Ramp in San Francisco's Dogpatch is a waterfront dive with a packed weekend brunch. Grab a daytime cocktail & stay till sunset in SF with Party Earth.

Harbored on an industrial waterfront stretch of Dogpatch, The Ramp (not so) quietly serves up lots of seafood and suds amid the squalls of seagulls and salty air.

Perched right against the docks, the venue’s palm tree- and umbrella-strewn patio is usually filled with a slew of alfresco-lovin’ patrons, who while away the afternoon watching sailboats bob and sipping pints and margaritas served from the rickety outdoor bar.

For the few who prefer to eat inside, there’s a small, sparsely decorated main dining room featuring round tables topped with flowers, large windows, and always-open doors that let in a constant sea breeze. Behind the brick-backed bar, the staff whips up a steady stream of heady cocktails, while the chef serves classic American fare and serious seafood like Louisiana-style gumbo and clam chowder.

During the week the vibe is beachy chill, usually attracting a few big groups of twenty-something cronies ditching class, older couples on dates, or a grab bag of after-work colleagues dishing on how much they hate the boss.

Weekends are definitely the rowdiest when live Latin and salsa bands and a special post-brunch BBQ menu all but guarantee a diverse wall-to-wall scene, while Oyster Mondays and Thursdays are also a red-night weekday affair with cheap shucking and slurping for all.

A tropical island of funky fun, The Ramp is an ideal spot for anyone whose sails point to a cold pint in the SF sun.

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Tip from Emma:

If you come for The Ramp’s brunch on weekends, show up on the later side – like around 3:30pm. If you’re already at the restaurant when the music begins an hour or so later, you don’t have to pay the cover charge. Spend the extra cash on another round!

  • Crowd

    Diverse slice of San Francisco life, including beer-swilling college kids, creative professionals, young area condo owners, older moms and dads with their kids in tow, funky boat owners, and sun-seekers of all sorts on the weekends, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live salsa or Latin music on the weekends from 5 to 8pm.

    TV inside probably tuned to a local game or sports highlights.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    American fare including baby back ribs, cheesy potato croquettes, and roast beef sliders, as well as seafood dishes like tiger prawn crostini, Dungeness crab sandwiches, and crispy fish and chips.

    Cover charge Saturdays and Sundays from 4:35pm.

    Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $10/Sa and $8/Su after 4:35pm. Small plates $2–$12, salads $10–$18.50, sandwiches/burgers $11–$16.50, seafood specials $14.50–$16.50. Beer $5+, wine and cocktails $6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Cute casual to post-work tidy: jeans, button-downs, shorts, tropical shirts, hoodies when it’s windy, sundresses, sweatshirts, flip-flops.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekends for a packed house and festive live music, or any sunny day midweek to sneak out of work/school and drink by the ocean.

  • Close By

    Retox (628 20th Street) lets partygoers escape the salt and sun, and offers even more of a dive atmosphere and rowdy flair – especially when live rock bands set up on the downstairs stage.

The Ramp User Reviews

Average rating:
Great for weekend brunch, can't speak to rest
Jayson M. Aug 12, 2012
I love posting up here on a sunny weekend, especially if I can drop in before the weekend bands kick off. Jazz isn't so much my thing, but chilling outside with my dog while I watch the boats bobbing and the birds flying by is just a perfect way to spend an afternoon. It can get REALLY crowded fast, though, and I usually bang out when the larger throngs show up in party mode. But all in all it's a perfect little dump. No clue what it's like other days.
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