495 Geary St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.786947 -122.411097
Sun-Thu 5pm-2am Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin
the good and bad – I love the interior of the redwood room, I love the drinks at the redwood room. I hate the fools that hang out there. My advice, go with some friends for happy hour and be out by 7pm.
Good to be posh! – My hairstylist and a few friends recommended drinks before dinner at this bar. POSH is all I have to say. Drinks were made promptly and tasted great. Call girls were available and plenty of Sugar-daddies hovering over us!
Cliche' – Cheesy, Cheesy, Cheesy....This place is so OLD news. Everytime I go, it's filled with posers, and ladies of the night! Really, it has turned into a tourist trap. The only way a girl can get a guy to buy her a drink is if she is HOT enough to flag down the bartender so HE and his buddys don't have to wait like the rest of the scrubs. SKIP IT, unless of course your over 40, or lookin to find some trim for pay.
Great time – My friend and I were supposed to start out at the Redwood Room and end up at a club. We never made it to the club. We got there early and snagged seats at the bar. This worked out very well because as the bar started to get crowded we offered to get the bartenders attention and order drinks for those who were waiting. Everyone was so appreciative they offered to buy our next rounds. Drinks are pretty pricey but we got all our drinks free. Even though a lot of the crowd was older we met some really cool people. I would never go there to meet a 20 something guy but if you are not afraid to hang out with a more distinguished crowd try it out.
Super Fabulous – I have been going to the Redroom while on business trips to SF for the past 6 years, and still like it. This place is always full of businessmen and some really good eye candy, not to mention the music. On my last trip, I even scored almost $250 worth of martinis in a week. Nice place to be if you are a tall southern blonde who has mastered the art of flirting:)
HEDONISM – OK! so I decided to visit again after a couple of years away and the venerable Redwood Room is making a serious comeback! I walked around the room with my drink in hand while my buddies stayed at the bar and met a group of the hottest girls I've seen in a while in the city. Everyone looked great and the crowd was totally engaging. Being able to walk into a bar and meet people shows that everyone is comfortable... this place is getting back to how it was right after Shrager opened it in 2001. The drinks on the menu are tasty and the bartender made a great old-fashioned, the DJ had the crowd flowing and the staff was totally cool. Make sure if you want a table to go to the podium at the front and let the Maitre D' take care of your group. When I decided I wanted to sit with those girls I met, I was seated right between Kiefer Sutherland's group, who I found out was in town for a doc film he just made, and John Mayer, who's playing with Lance Armstrong's old girl Sheryl Crow... this place is still the GOLD standard!!
Fantastic Updated Art Deco Bar – My experience at the Redwood Room tonight was phenomenal! The bartenders were quick and friendly and the drinks were unique. The Lavender Lemondrop and the Berry Martini were amazing - these two drinks are must haves if you visit the Redwood Room. The staff was attentive - I was told the story about the creepy people on the wall being involved in a twisted love triangle. This is a spot to check out - great atmosphere, service and drinks! I'll be back!
Good if You're a Prude – We went by the Clift for an unexpectedly brief stay last Saturday night. We were less than halfway through our drinks when hotel security came by to say that due to the behavior we had been exhibiting we had "two minutes to finish our drinks" and then they would return to make sure we were gone. There was no previous warning of any kind.
I'm not sure what they thought they saw but I am sure it's nothing you would not see in most any hot San Francisco bar on a Saturday night.
To add insult to annoyance, security then followed us to the restrooms and told us to "make it quick".
My advice to the hotel is to fire the security team and get one that has some manners and has spent some time in San Francisco.
My advice to possible patrons is to go there only if you are (1) looking for a place to take your mother, or (2) not planning on anything beyond holding hands.
Wow - Great Bar!! – Went to the Redwood Room last Saturday. I hadn't been there in a few years, and to my surprise it hasn't lost the cool, hip vibe. The music was great, featured cocktails and food were amazing and the service was impeccable. The service was warm and friendly. The changing artwork on the walls is really cool!! I will be coming back again very soon!!
pretty but..... – This place is gorgeous, but you can tell it used to be a hot spot and is trying to hang on. The crowd wasn't too impressive and the service was hohum. Still love the decor although it could use a little elbow grease to get back to the top notch look it used to have.
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