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“Really Old School "Cocktail Lounge" with Retro Vibe”
Review of Tony Nik's

Tony Nik's
Ranked #1,633 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Bar
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Atlanta, Georgia
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156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Really Old School "Cocktail Lounge" with Retro Vibe”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Tony Nik's in North Beach is a decades old traditional local's bar where you feel welcome stopping in for a drink. The owners have kept the interior clean and updated without losing the 50's cocktail lounge atmosphere (and without going purposely kitschy retro). Here you get a great hand shaken cocktail or a beer or glass of wine from a real professional bar tender at a fair price. If you are in North Beach stop in for a rest and a drink. You won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great Little Bar for a Drink While waiting for Tony's Pizza”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We waited for a table at Tony's Pizza and had a nice drink next door in this cozy and friendly bar. The bartender was attentive but not hovering.

Visited January 2014
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“Friendly neighbourhood bar”
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

Popped in on recommendation from a friend and got a very warm reception from David the bar tender who also introduced us to a couple of locals who came in. All were friendly and welcoming and gave us some great restaurant recommendations. Went back again later in the evening and there were more people in so atmosphere was good and Sebastian behind the bar was great in explaining baseball rules without making us feel like dumb Brits abroad!

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“North Beach Local Bar”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

What a great little neighborhood bar. Great drinks, dark, great lighting with a fun crowd. Super narrow bar with a great bartender named Dave. You have to hit this little place up in a hip part of SF. Everyone that sipped their drinks seemed to be a local. Nothing better than drinking in that environment!

  • Visited May 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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“Great little neighborhood bar !”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We asked a local for directions to a different bar and he didn't know where it was but was willing to walk us the two blocks to Tony Nik's. A narrow bar that is seldom crowded and everyone we met lived within several blocks but most were either on that block or within a few. Super nice patrons, nice bartender and cool atmosphere. A bit pricey but most bars in SF are. Old School bathrooms with old style faucets and reminiscent of Rome, they are TINY although the women's is larger than the men's. Men's is about the size of a bathroom on most jets. Cozy place for dates or just mingling with the local folks. Not a jerk in the place.

Visited April 2013
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