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Gold Dust Lounge

Map & Directions 165 Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Daily 7am-2am
  • Full bar
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

The Gold Dust has long been a San Francisco institution, heralded by the late Herb Caen as "the last of the authentic nightcapperies" -- a rave that must have delighted owners Jimmy and Tasios Vovis, who've plastered it all over the walls. Unfortunately the original Union Square location closed in 2012 after a controversial dispute with the building's landlord, but the bar's beloved antique lamps and oil paintings were packed up and moved to a new Fisherman's Wharf space in early 2013.

Member Reviews

  • justsomemostuff wrote a review for Gold Dust Lounge
    on 09/22/10

    This spot is on the tourist trail and in the midst of shopping hell. But, it's a throwback to the Gold Rush Days! Hello Barbary Coast! Get cheap, cheap libations including Irish Coffee with home made whipped cream! The staff rock, there's a live band and it is just a cozy spot in the middle of madness.

  • BayAreaButchers wrote a review for Gold Dust Lounge
    on 04/26/10

    Best local bar in the middle of it all. Carla is the best!!

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  • Angela S. on 07/08/09

    chat-up the tourists, or pretend you're one!

  • The Corcoran Group on 06/18/11

    This fantastic dive bar from another era caters to the tourists, but we come here for the atmosphere, the cheap prices (cash only) and the bartenders. Opens at 7am!

  • The Bold Italic on 03/10/11

    Herb Caen called the Gold Dust "last of the authentic night capperies." Tip a glass here in his honor.

  • Patty M. on 03/30/11

    Check out the lovely ladies painted on the ceiling.

  • Sharda R. on 01/06/11

    Happy Hour $4 Margaritas :)

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