We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 11:00 - 02:00
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Good atmosphere

We spent a couple of hours here, and yes the drinks are not cheap, but where is in the centre of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie B
,
Retford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very expensive

While in a great location this is the Most expensive bar , I was in during my visit to California... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Sham80
,
Dublin
via mobile
Read all 104 reviews
55
All photos (55)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible25%
2 Nov 2017
“20% Service Charge!”
2 weeks ago
“Good atmosphere”
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 - 02:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
18°
Jul
19°
10°
Aug
20°
10°
Sep
Contact
222 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2206
Union Square
Website
+1 415-434-7222
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Francisco
from US$117.00
More Info
from US$79.00
More Info
from US$58.00
More Info
from US$15.00
More Info
Reviews (104)
Filter reviews
87 results
Traveller rating
15
19
12
15
26
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
15
19
12
15
26
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here, and yes the drinks are not cheap, but where is in the centre of a major city. Really great staff, very friendly and provided snacks along with the wine. A nice vibe.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

While in a great location this is the Most expensive bar , I was in during my visit to California 27 dollars for a bottle of coors light and a small glass of peroni,

Thank Sham80
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here over the course of several nights as we were staying nearby. An expensive Asian-ran place with a sports theme, it was initially quite pleasant. Unfortunately it soon became apparent that the Maitre D appeared drunk and volatile, making jokes...More

Thank Peten101
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Probably to be expected but sited in the centre of San Francisco this 'lounge' bar is expensive. Predominately a drinks venue, the themed colour throughout is dark and black but has created a transport theme to the venue. Front cab of an iconic cable car...More

Thank phil y
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Most over priced bar in SF, 20% service charge on top of silly high prices. Avoid. Lots of Tv's showing all sports

Thank Bigstref
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Much better bars within a 10 minute walk of this place. You’re paying for the location. We’d popped in for a couple of beers and quickly realised we’d be better ordering cocktails as beers were almost $10 a pint. Service was quick, almost too quick...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Ridicuously over priced! Also has an extremely small menu. Went there for some drinks and apps and walked out after 5 mins because there was little to eat and so over priced! A plate of mozzarella sticks was $13. Dont bother coming here-walk right up...More

Thank kaylinstark
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This is a bar on union square so it has a “tourist charge” definitely! Even happy hour doesn’t bring prices down much. $10 for half a peroni is expensive! But it was a nice atmosphere to drink at the bar -recommended but make sure you...More

Thank Suzanneandsam
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We tried this spot on our third day in San Francisco for happy hour. The staff was amazing, the Sangiovese was great! We ate the chips and salsa as they also give you peanuts and popcorn. I would visit again. Very pleased!

Thank takiyahh2017
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Great location and Nice vibe, but paid 45 for 4 beers during Happy hour. The bill said 39 including tax and service charge. Gave our credit card and when we got the receipt it was all of a sudden 45. Double service charge? I dont...More

1  Thank Anne G
View more reviews
Nearby
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
...More
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sam's Cable Car Lounge staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines