500 Club

the 500 club bar san francisco dive
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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 3 P.M. - 2 A.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SUNDAY: 10 A.M. - 2 A.M.
415.861.2500 | WEBSITE

Original leather booths, unfussy drinks and a jukebox packed with rock and country classics make the 500 Club the Mission’s quintessential dive bar experience. This historic spot is something of a landmark, having remained a constant in an area that’s becoming more upscale by the day. Kitsch and memorabilia line the walls, and though the pool table has been lost to time, the space’s convivial atmosphere and propensity for slinging draughts without a touch of pretense soldier on.

Known For
  • jukebox
What to drink
Something reliable like a Manhattan or Old-Fashioned; you won’t find any craft options in this unpretentious joint.
Drag a friend with you into the photo booth and then tack one of the strips on the board. It’s the photos, clippings, stickers, etc., that make up the 500 Club’s decor.