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Hemlock Tavern

Map & Directions 1131 Polk
San Francisco, CA 94109
  • Daily 4pm-2am
  • ATM, Patio/Sidewalk Dining


SF Weekly's Description

By showcasing some of the world's best underground indie-rock bands, this microvenue has quickly become one of the city's best. A crowded, clamorous bar up front - decorated with kitschy thrift-shop art, vintage beer paraphernalia, and some choice retro lamps - hides an intimate music room in back. There's also a terrarium-like smoking section off to one side, so you can get your nic fix without having to abandon your cocktail. The great (and free) jukebox selections, plus weekly punk DJs, fill out the hours when bands aren't playing.

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  • derspazm
    derspazm wrote a review for Hemlock Tavern
    on 03/03/12

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  • bonustrackb wrote a review for Hemlock Tavern
    on 04/30/10

    My favorite bar in SF. It's pretty large and there's a separate smoking room and area to see bands. Excellent happy hour: $3 PBR tall cans! The bartenders here are super cool and the crowd is pretty mixed so you never feel out of place.

  • Kristan5
    Kristan5 wrote a review for Hemlock Tavern
    on 11/24/08

    I like the name of this bar much more than the actual bar itself, there's nothing special about it... But if your bar hoping on Polk street it is worth checking out!

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  • Mazda on 11/15/10

    The Hemlock features a newly expanded live music performance room, physically separate from the main bar, that hosts 5-6 nights a week of local, national and international touring entertainment.

  • SF Weekly on 05/19/11

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST PICKUP BAR

  • PUMA on 07/12/11

    A great place with a good vibe. A great combo for a good time!

  • Jessica A. on 07/13/10

    Tall boys of pbr!

  • Francis K. on 09/01/11

    A cool smoking "cage" and plenty of hipsters

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