Hotel Utah

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EVERYDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.
415.546.6300 | WEBSITE

“This is an old place,” declares the descriptor on the Hotel Utah’s menu. Old, indeed—especially for a young state such as California. The Utah was built in 1908, and—modern conveniences aside (plumbing, ATM Machine)—it’s easy to believe that not much has changed in the last 100-plus years. Everything, from the old-school neon sign to the appropriately scuffed mahogany bar provides a decided contrast to its surrounding SOMA environs; tech companies come and go, but the Utah remains. Whether you’re stopping by for a beer before a baseball game, grabbing an after-work-drink with co-workers, or making a night of it with solid bar food and consistently interesting musical lineup, it’s not hard to see how the Utah is a saloon that’s lasted.

Known For
  • bar food
  • live music
  • historic
  • craft beer
What to drink
A local beer on tap. The Utah has a respectable rotating selection of California brews, and the bartenders are happy to provide recommendations.
Neighborhood
SOMA
ProTip
You’ll find live music in the form of local artists, touring indie bands, or open mic nights most nights of the week. Check out the calendar beforehand, or show up and be surprised.