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
855 Terry Francois Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
MUNI KT: Third Street & Mariposa Street
M–F 11am–9pm, Sa–Su 9:30am–9pm
Potrero Hill, San Francisco –
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.
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.
Live salsa or Latin music on the weekends from 5 to 8pm.
TV inside probably tuned to a local game or sports highlights.
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.
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+.
Cute casual to post-work tidy: jeans, button-downs, shorts, tropical shirts, hoodies when it’s windy, sundresses, sweatshirts, flip-flops.
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.
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.