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House Of Shields

39 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3438
+1 415-495-5436
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“historic bar” (4 reviews)
“old school” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Pub
££ - £££
39 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3438
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This place is not memorable. I ate lunch and literally do not recall one thing about the food. The decor is cute and retro, but their food must not be standout.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my evening at this bar. The bartenders made some great cocktails and served generous portions. It was however quite cramped and became very loud. To the point it was difficult to hear people speak. Would go back when it was quieter!

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were waiting for Maxfield's (at the Sheraton Palace) to open. Tight packed bar even at 3:30 in the afternoon but we managed to get a table. They make a good Manhattan. Lovely old heavy wood interior.

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I couldn't pass up a historic bar like this one that was across the street from my hotel The Palace. I went on a Tuesday night and it was slow with only a few patrons. The place screams yesteryear with its amazing original interior. They...More

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The decour is very classic 20th century with a neon sign. There is no TV or jukebox either. The noise level is very low and soft. Low key is the best way to describe the spot. The cocktails are very rarely served with straws. The...More

Thank JohnDoe969
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Great little bar with a good atmosphere, recommended if you are looking for somewhere good to have a drink and relax.

Thank Apone2000
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Very cool bar with a long history and vintage decor. No TV's! Good stiff cocktails. Steve the bartender was great. Pleasant, professional and fun.

Thank butlerdoes
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

So much better now, the bartenders are engaging and knowledgeable, the cocktails are great. Nice space, cleaned up well.

Thank William M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Popped into this bar for a quick drink on opening time (2.00pm) and ended up staying for 3 pints. Really friendly place with great barmaid and friendly locals willing to chat. Almost has the feel of an old London pub and is very unlike most...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Came here before the change of owners, it was pretty grim. Now it's been cleaned up and feels old and yet modern at the same time. Wonderful service and clever libations make this a destination for locals.

Thank William M
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3438
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-495-5436
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