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The Riptide

3639 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116-2025
+1 415-681-8433
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Nothing special

No food at this bar. No wait staff either, have to order drinks at bar. Limited liquor selection... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2015
Craiger9929
,
Edmonton
The Best Bar In San Francisco!!

If you happen to visit the ocean side of the city of San Francisco don’t pass up a chance to go to... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2015
xifil
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San Francisco, California
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Great San Francisco Beachside bar
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
28 Apr 2015
“Nothing special”
11 Mar 2015
“The Best Bar In San Francisco!!”
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3639 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116-2025
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+1 415-681-8433
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

No food at this bar. No wait staff either, have to order drinks at bar. Limited liquor selection. Weird crowd. Uncomfortable seating. Much better places in San Fran to enjoy.

1  Thank Craiger9929
Reviewed 11 March 2015

If you happen to visit the ocean side of the city of San Francisco don’t pass up a chance to go to The Riptide. An old, original seaside bar with free live music, wonderful drinks and the most welcoming staff in the city. It has...More

1  Thank xifil
Reviewed 2 April 2013

The Riptide is a great Sunset dive bar - decent delection of micro-brews, friendly bartenders and patrons. Fireplace and projection TV showing sports are added bonuses. For happy hour they usually have some sort of snanks such as nachos, grilled cheese, or hot dogs for...More

1  Thank Sean C
Reviewed 12 January 2013

one block from pacific ocean. laid back atmosphere, friendly place for locals and chilled-out tourists. great bartenders for drinks, not chi-chi cocktails. fireplace, wood paneling, well-worn. live music on weekends- check out events calendar. be ready to have a fun evening chatting with locals and...More

Thank BILLandDD
Reviewed 16 July 2012

I loved this neighborhood bar... the staff were friendly, drinks were reasonably priced and the food decent.

Thank RaSteve
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We stumbled into the Riptide one Saturday night on a recent visit to San Francisco and ended up staying for hours! We got there just in time for Bingo, then when that wrapped up we moved over to enjoy drinks and conversation in front of...More

Thank Zephyr11_11
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