Shanghai Kelly's

Shanghai Kelly's, San Francisco: Address, Phone Number, Shanghai Kelly's Reviews: 4.5/5

Shanghai Kelly's
4.5

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Neighbourhood: Polk Gulch
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14 reviews
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clive
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
Stopped in for one drink but stayed for many
Oct 2019
This place is great with amazing bar staff as well as patrons. Sitting at the bar was a great time and would love to go back.
Written 13 October 2019
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Joseph C
Stamford, CT748 contributions
A fun place, good bar
Feb 2019 • Couples
We were walking and decided to stop at Shanghai Kelly’s.

We were’t looking for anything special, we had a couple of beers and cheeseburgers. There was a lively crowd, the service was good.

Not much more to say except we’ll go back.
Written 15 June 2019
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Gary W
Richmond, Australia446 contributions
Got Shanghaied
May 2018 • Family
Went for "one" at Shanghai Kelly's. Ended up having many as the basketball playoffs were on and the place was going bananas. Really good intimate atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks. Service a bit variable but otherwise great including airline like rest rooms. I'll be there for the next game.
Written 27 May 2018
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DeaconCouple
Binghamton, NY69 contributions
Great Place
Nov 2017 • Couples
Great local drinking establishment! Welcoming and friendly and the bartender had some good insight about where to go in the area. Worth stopping in for a pint or two.
Written 28 November 2017
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Joseph C
Stamford, CT748 contributions
A good lively bar, good bar food
Oct 2017 • Couples
Shanghai Kelly’s name is a play on the old days when a more labor intensive merchant marine could fill any number of San Francisco bars could be filled by seaman looking for a good time before going back to sea.

Not many seaman around, but this bar is packed with 49er fans more nights than not, game days or nights especiallly, but it’s a good time place! Loud with friendly customers and good barmen who know how to make it work.

The food is what you’d expect at a good bar cafe, burgers, sandwiches, whatever, but well prepared.

We sometimes go there during a 48er game, but it doesn’t much matter. Shanghai Kelly’s delivers.
Written 17 November 2017
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Joseph C
Stamford, CT748 contributions
A great earthy corner bar
Jul 2017
We drop into Shanghai Kelly's fairly often when in San Francisco. It's got character, colorful real people, good people working there and better than decent bar food, burgers, fries, drinks.. If there's a football game on and you like the noise that goes with it, go. We caught the tail end of a 49er regular season game there once that went back and forth in the final minutes. It was loud. If you don't like football or a crowded bar with spirit, wait until it's over.
Written 20 July 2017
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JiiBird
Helsinki, Finland433 contributions
A lively local
Jun 2017 • Friends
This was the closest bar for our motel. We stayed 2 nights in SFO and in both nights there was a lot of young people going in to this bar. So, on the other night we needed to go there as well. The crowd was a mixture of locals and tourists and all in all: good vibes and a great place to hang around, talk with new and old friends and watch some sport.
Written 11 July 2017
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Nibbler77
Santa Monica, CA121 contributions
GREAT Steelers bar in the city
Jan 2017 • Couples
BEST STEELERS BAR! I yelped to find the best Steelers bar in the city for the AFC Wildcard game and we were in SF, and we stumbled upon this bar. We also asked a few bartenders around town and they all agreed we should try this bar. We are so glad we did. The bartender Greg was awesome and knew everyone in the place. The service was fast and efficient, the drinks were great. No food but you can bring some in. When we left, they thanked us by name and everyone in the bar was friendly. Definitely a bar to check out!
Written 8 January 2017
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Derek C
Poole, UK26 contributions
Great place to hang out
Oct 2016 • Friends
Friendly atmosphere with a good range of beers to choose from. Friendly and helpful staff as I was like a deer in headlights trying to decide what I wanted! Overall a good night out!
Written 21 October 2016
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Angelo P
San Francisco, CA540 contributions
local saloon
Aug 2016 • Solo
This is a local saloon: not fancy but perfect suit for locals.
I lived two blocks from there and I cant complain.
Beer is good, liquors strong and bartender is nice and friendly but not
The bartender plays his perfect part of being hospitable, friendly but not overbearing or annoying.
Written 22 August 2016
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