Hotel Utah Saloon

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INFO San Francisco may now be known for its cool cosmopolitan vibe, but it started out as a wild-west frontier town. The Hotel Utah Saloon in SoMa picks up on that vibe and brings in indie bands to play against a backdrop... ... read more

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Hotel Utah Saloon - Bar | Music Venue in San Francisco.

San Francisco may now be known for its cool cosmopolitan vibe, but it started out as a wild-west frontier town. The Hotel Utah Saloon in SoMa picks up on that vibe and brings in indie bands to play against a backdrop of rustic old California.

This is not a theme-park version, however; the bar has been around since 1908, surviving Prohibition. Belgian furniture-makers created the bar back that still stands today, but kegs of beer no longer arrive by horse and carriage. In the 70s, with the name The Utah, the bar started staging music, art, theater, and comedy – including up-and-coming comics Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams.

These days, concerts by indie bands play six nights a week to the rough-looking room full of less-rough-looking hipsters. Monday nights feature the oldest open-mic night in San Francisco.

Upstairs and downstairs spaces hold about 200 people. Tickets are usually below $10, and Monday nights are free. The Utah serves a full menu of comfort food like eggplant parmesan and is open for lunch every day. All evening shows are 21+.

Hotel Utah Saloon User Reviews

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The Hotel Utah Is Not A Hotel and It's Not in Utah
Brett H. Apr 10, 2013
-Though there used to be a hotel up above. The entire building is full of history. This place hosts one of the best open-mic nights in the world on Monday nights, and it is said to be the oldest open-mic night in San Francisco. Just like the medieval breweries that share their origins with the Belgian furniture-makers who constructed the bar back which is still in present day use, if it's been around that long, it's got to be good. Yes, lately, when I'm knocking back my ultra-flavored Belgian beers to which I've become partial in recent times, I can't help marveling at the words on the label- "Anno 1240"- or some likeness, be it a Leffe, Hoegaarden or Stella Artois. Do yourself a favor and enjoy one of these with some friends or with one of their friendly bartenders. There is also a wellspring of San Francisco's very own Anchor Steam on tap along with a myriad of selections. Enjoy some of their famous Hummus or any of their Tasty Bites, be it an appetizer or a full meal. The bar itself has been around for over one hundred years so it knows how to take care of you. How many open mics can you recall that actually have balcony seating and a spotlight? A fantastic environment for aspiring and seasoned musicians alike to try out some new songs, where the audience is there for the music. A stage that Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams cracked jokes on back in the seventies, and one that hosts great independent music seven nights a week, be it local, national or international. The night I played on the stage, Frank Black from the Pixies had been warming it up for us just a few nights before. I can't wait to go back next time I'm in Frisco. Even the stray panhandler who approached me outside was a jovial one, a "street comedian" who insisted on working for his spare change with a joke. Later, in Seattle, I wondered if this was him again when I was approached by another stand-up street beggar, and if maybe I hadn't seen him on 6th St. in Austin once, too.
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