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Sam's Cable Car Lounge

222 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2206
+1 415-434-7222
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Great Place

This place is great. Service is TOP notch. Love the bartender (sorry I forgot her name) but she... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sacramento, California
Not realizing we came in the last 5 minutes of Game 1 of NBA Finals...Charged $12 cover charge.

On vacation and in Union Square so we decided to stop in for a quick beer. Charged a $12 cover... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
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17 Apr 2017
“Ok but expensive”
6 Apr 2017
“Not impressed”
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 02:00
222 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2206
Union Square
+1 415-434-7222
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is great. Service is TOP notch. Love the bartender (sorry I forgot her name) but she is sweet and cut. Also loved Teresa! She went out of her way to get us lumpia because we were craving. Not that is service.

Thank BlessedMagdaleno
Reviewed 12 June 2017

On vacation and in Union Square so we decided to stop in for a quick beer. Charged a $12 cover charge for the last 5 minutes of Game 1 of NBA finals. Ordered a beer for $8.50 and Nachos for $14.95. Nachos were semi-stale chips...More

Thank BobeWilson
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite bar but I must say it was so much more expensive than any of the other ones we went to. We went here 3 times while staying at a nearby hotel. I like the way they serve cheese and nuts and...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Popped in twice during our 4 day stay-popcorn and peanuts a nice touch. On second visit I got cheese with my wine.lovely.

Thank 1206irene
Reviewed 5 May 2017

They advertise their rates to be low but they seem to be the highest prices compared to some of the swankier bars in the area - $9.75 for a glass of Draft beer plus Taxes and they charge you a mandatory 20% Service Charge no...More

Thank akariainc
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink on our first day and ended up here for close to two hours just taking in the atmosphere and the spirits were very well priced and us u got your money's worth with each drink! So good we came...More

Thank Danni T
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We arrived here at 4.30 and the place was buzzing. There are seats at the bar and tables and chairs to the side. The service was efficient and friendly. A good range of beers and spirits. The music selection added to the atmosphere.

Thank percival12
Reviewed 18 April 2017

As I said in the title, the bar is ok but expensive. We only stayed for one drink as it was a cool place to drop into, but expensive for what you get. Not a must do.

Thank Westozweddings
Reviewed 10 April 2017

In comparison to every other place we went in town this place was ridiculously overpriced. They also add a bunch of surcharges to your bill with no explanation (which is why we didn't tip). The drinks were also pretty crappy. This place clearly thrives by...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Visited 3/18/17, 20 yr anniversary trip. Only had 1 Coors light and 1 Captain Morgan. Over priced. $20.83 and tip. Wasn't impressed with the service or (lack of) friendliness with staff. We sat at bar, about 10 people in this place. Menu was fair. Normal...More

Thank wascoopy
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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