Spec's

Spec's, San Francisco: Hours, Address, Spec's Reviews: 5/5

5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighbourhood: North Beach
Best nearby
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3,978 within 5 kms
Attractions
584 within 5 kms

5.0
8 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Mike Barden
1 contribution
Good Ol' Days
Mar 2020
Spent a lot of time there in the late 80's. Even met Spec & Card Carryin' Commies & Frat Boys from Stanford. What a mix.
Written 17 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gilliandurham
durham66 contributions
Brilliant Bar!
Oct 2019
A hidden gem (you might think it's a cafe) you encounter one of the oldest bars in SF and what a joy! It's like entering a dark cave, but once your eyes become accustomed to it you notice the walls are covered in historic photographs and memorabilia. It is a fascinating place, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is also one of the most reasonable priced bars in town. Don't miss it!
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aurora P
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
A hidden gem in North Beach
Sep 2018
I appreciate this bar for the pureness of keeping away the "trendy" ambiance and stay true to SF. This a must visit bar if you are able to find the bar and if you do it makes you a local. Enjoy this gem!
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carl R
Portland, OR643 contributions
The classic SF dive
Aug 2018 • Couples
You won't find this place unless you look down the alley. The girl in the corner had missed the bus to go see her boyfriend in folsom prison. The bartender was pouring doubles. The guy on the next stool launched into some story about his ancestral home in Sicily. The bathrooms have graffiti. the ornaments are from 60 years ago. The stool was a bit worn and the floor was a bit sticky. So everything was perfect.
Written 12 August 2018
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Lizingloss
Retford, UK83 contributions
Quirky out of the way bar
Tucked in just off Columbus. Easy to miss but we were intrigued by the sign which said they all sit at the bar telling lies. Inside was dark but the bar staff were really friendly. They had lots of jokey sayings around the walls. My favourite being the Glaswegian, Awayegoyamugye & I was asked to repeat this for the barmaid so she could get the accent right. Great fun.
Written 22 May 2015
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mambjo
Bath, UK19 contributions
Probably the best bar in SF
Nov 2014 • Solo
A friend had told me to go to Specs while I was in SF for work. It's opposite the excellent Vesuvio Bar but while Vesuvio is small and quirky and still clings to its beat generation history, Specs seems friendlier and a more traditional US bar. I sat at a bar stool and ordered a beer without realising I was sitting in someone's seat (the source of many a skirmish in Hollywood bar room scenes) but this lead to friendly banter and a good conversation with a few of the regulars, and the barman. A few beers and shots (tequila - ugh) later I was one of the locals. Great time.
Written 30 November 2014
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AMB&JAS
Alexandria, Virginia673 contributions
What I remember I enjoyed!
Jun 2013 • Business
My wife and I stayed at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel June 25-30, 2013, because it hosted a conference I attended. On June 28 along with friends we ate at Cafe Zoetrope. While there I asked a person at the next table to take a picture of our group, and she graciously did. She told us that she worked at Specs and she invited us to visit after our dinner. We did. Cool bar. But I had enjoyed three caipirinhas at Cafe Zoetrope, then I had two rum and cokes at Specs, including one on the house, so my memory is hazy. But I remember enough to want to return.
Written 7 July 2013
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jjarvis
Las Vegas, NV143 contributions
Best Bar in Town!
Feb 2012 • Couples
Love this place, great drinks, great bartenders, great location, stop, you wont regret it, fun place@
Written 21 February 2012
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