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Smuggler's Cove

650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3179
+1 415-869-1900
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Very awesome tiki bar

The bar was awesome, it has three floors with two full bars. There is a very extensive tiki and rum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek S
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Roslyn, New York
Loved this place

As others have said, it's almost hard to find. The outside is blacked out windows with the name in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzi K
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3179
Hayes Valley
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+1 415-869-1900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar was awesome, it has three floors with two full bars. There is a very extensive tiki and rum menu for drinks. It is fairly expensive but I guess for the area it is not too bad. The staff was friendly and the ambiance...More

Thank Derek S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said, it's almost hard to find. The outside is blacked out windows with the name in tiny font. We passed it the first time and had to back track. It almost has a speak easy kind of charm. Once you step in...More

Thank Suzi K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by this place when walking back to our hotel after dinner. It is in a plain building with no readily visible sign you can see at night so you will need to look for the address and the burly bouncer that will likely...More

1  Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Cute bar with a tiki theme. Lots of good drinks on the menu (about $10-14 each). Was there on a Saturday night and seats were all taken but waited about 15 minutes and some opened. Three small levels to check out, fun little tiki bar.

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Visited with a friend for the first time during weekday happy hour. Of course, with the gigantic drink menu, we forgot all about the happy hour deals, so it was fairly expensive. They would do well to pare down their drink menu a bit. We...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

First this is a very popular place. Lines on weekends before 5pm so get there early and line up. There are three levels with bars on the main level and the basement. The main bar is the most efficient and the bartenders seem to be...More

1  Thank Dan M M
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

With each visit to Northern California, we hope to visit a new tiki bar and Smuggler's Cove did not disappoint! It's a cozy space, 3 floors, and decorated to the nine's (like a pirate ship). We arrived around happy hour, so it was packed, bottom...More

1  Thank StarrySue
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Rum selection is wide and their cocktail concoctions are memorable. Ambience is cheeky but works - Tiki concept transports you to visions of islands and pirates and coconut trees.

1  Thank shaofalcis
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

You would never know from the outside that you were stepping into a dark pirate's hideaway!! I love rum anyway and I had two of the BEST rum cocktails I have ever had in my life. Sorry, I can't remember their names! LOL

1  Thank Lucretia T
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

First the bar is very inconspicuous from the front so beware not to pass it by. Inside it's great with a pirate theme! Cocktails were delicious and the bar staff were great at taking the time to find out what tastes you like in order...More

1  Thank Zoe E
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community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
respite.
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hill79763
3 February 2018|
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Response from sfimporter | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. It’s more of a dive than anything. We got their at 5 on a weekday, and there was still plenty of room when we left at 7:30.
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sfimporter
31 January 2018|
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Response from Lilhoff70 | Reviewed this property |
No food, but a must visit location! Very strong drinks and authentic decor. We will be back next time we are in the city!
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Mark B
21 August 2017|
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Response from JohnDoe969 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a parking structure nearby on Gough & Grove. It's called the Performing Arts Garage. It's owned by the City so the rates are reasonable
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