Mars Bar & Restaurant

Address: 798 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

Latitude: 37.7732100

Longitude: -122.4032390

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time

Categories: Dining, Bars, Clubs, Nightlife

Tags: $, Popular, Outdoors


My favorite thing about Mars Bar is sitting out back on a hot day after work and enjoying a couple of frosty beers with my friends. It's a great crowd, relaxing music, and when you get a table, you think nothing else in the world matters. It does get a little crowded though, so keep your eye out for people paying their tabs so you can swoop in and enjoy their seats.
My housemate used to work here, so I went a few times. This was a few years back, so times could have changed, but... I haven't heard of any changes. Anyway, it seemed like quite a popular after-work place for the tech-boom crowd. The food was not much to write home about but fine in a very nondescript way. The outdoor patio was nice to have. All in all, not a terrible place but I don't see any reason to go back. If you are staying in the neighborhood, there aren't a ton of other low-profile places in the neighborhood to get a drink on a weeknight, so it might be worth it, but I certainly would not go out of my way.

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