The Tempest

san francisco dive bar the tempest
Image: Facebook/The Tempest
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11 A.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M.
415.495.1863 | WEBSITE

Occupying a converted warehouse with exposed beams and high ceilings and featuring a number of vintage bicycles suspended above, The Tempest is a low key SOMA spot popular with locals and bike messengers. Throwback lighting, an antique bar and a time-tested pool table adorn the space, which, in its hiding place off of Natoma Street, is successful in maintaining a tourist-evasive atmosphere.

Known For
  • jukebox
  • games
  • live music
What to drink
A chipotle habanero beer.
Patrons swear by the Tempest's menu, which includes fried chicken and biscuits and Mexican corn on the cob.