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The Hot Spot

Map & Directions 1414 Market
San Francisco, CA 94102


SF Weekly's Description

The Hot Spot fills this quasi-neighborhood's crucial need for an all-around dive. Is it in SOMA? Tenderloin? Hayes Valley? Civic Center? Yes and no to all the above. It exists along an awkward stretch of Market Street that's relatively sleepy and deserted, which is a selling point in and of itself. Besides the obvious - that it serves up alcohol nightly - other unique character traits are its stringent ID policy, the upstairs pool table, a wide variety of scratch-it lotto tickets for sale, decent beers on tap (e.g., Fat Tire, Widmer), standard liquor options, TVs, an internet jukebox, and beloved Thursday night karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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  • Noah S. on 10/24/12

    Looks like a bar where a bunch of dudes argue loudly and drunkenly about sports. But actually a bunch of dudes arguing loudly & drunkenly about whether Kubrick is a great director. Great bartender too

  • Daniel S. on 12/11/13

    Really shitty little hole in the wall. Nasty environment, the kegs of good stuff run out, and the bartender seems awkward and uncomfortable. This bar is very out of place, I shouldnt have walked in.

  • Ravi M. on 04/13/13

    Get Michelle to make you a White Russian.

  • Matthew G. on 04/06/13

    Looking at the prizes, nobody wins playing the drinko. Awesome place though!

  • I came I drank and I raged. Facebook.com/solroktheparty

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