787 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9413337.797525 -122.409969
Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Northeast
Best Lounge in North Beach! – Could I love this place anymore? I almost dont want to write a review and let the cat out of the bag. Perfect place in North Beach to escape the B&T crowds further down Broadway and enjoy great drinks and dancing in a perfect atmosphere! Want a crazy night out? This is your place. Looking to sit with friends, lounge and talk? You can always find a quit corner! Its also the perfect place to throw a party; the back room is comfortable and the owner is more than accommodating. And if you are really concerned about the other reviews that bemoan slow service, learn the rules of any bar smile and tip the bartenders!!!
What are you Sippin' on? – Don't leave the house if you dont wanna have a good time people! Everytime i've been to SIP I have had a fabulous time. There are always those people who are miserable w/themselves and their lives and look to blame it on others. SIP is so fun. Great place to groove to fun music, stop in for a drink or 10 and make lots of new friends. I advise all critics to come out from their corners and actually make eye contact with a bartender if they want a drink and not look around as if they dont know anyone or arent in line! Sip is Chic, Hip, & is bringing a great mix of everyone and everything to China/Beach as I call it. Fun parties and great music! I always recommend sip to everyone & make it a starting or finishing point. Great place to catch a CAB too!
Poor Bar Service – I read the reviews posted by towngirl and hjean before I visited this place for a b-day gathering. Initially I did not think much of the reviews, however, the response from the business struck me as odd. What was up with the sarcasm from the business I thought?
After visiting the place last night, I couldnt agree more with towngirl and hjean's reviews. I waited 20 mins for the first round and 30 mins for the second. The first come first served rule did not apply, which is frustating when one is waiting patiently. Instead of waiting patiently to be acknowledged by the bartender, you were better served if you threw yourself out there to get the bartenders attention.
Hopefully the business will take the reviews as constructive criticism and not answer with such juvenile remarks. Sounds like an immaturity issue which is reflected in the business.
And then there was Sip! – This club could be great if they the manager quit and the bar had a better selection. A regular night at Sip is REALLY empty. Nuff said, im over this place.
OK, just kidding. I don't quit. But, we're sorry you had a bad night, buddy. It happens once in a while. Maybe you don't have the best timing. Then again, no place is *always* packed. Especially in a city that's full of great bars and nightclubs. So, you can't expect to get everyone, all of the time. We're also sorry if we didn't carry your obscure brand of booze. But in our defense, we carry a pretty extensive collection of tequilas, rums, single and blended scotch, and vodka. And... if you looked in our well (the cheap stuff), you'll find that we carry only Smirnoff, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo down there. We hope you find the crowd you're looking for!
Good atmosphere with nearly comfortable couches – Music didn't blow me away, but it wasn't outrageously loud. The setup is good, and the staff very friendly. It's a nice intimate setting. If you're looking for a lounge slightly off the beaten track, this is a good place.
Had Birthday Party here – I had a surprise party here for my husbands 30th birthday. The manager and staff went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The staff were friendly and professional. Service was prompt. We reserved the curtained off lounge area for about 30 ppl. Everyone had a great time. DJ was great and had everyone up dancing. I will go back here and would recommend it. Drinks not too expensive. It was crowded but it was friday night on broadway so no surprise here. I would recommend it and will go back.
HORRIBLE Music, good service – Contrary to most reviews, I thought the bartenders were responsive and fairly quick here. My biggest problem (and quite a few other people's problem) was the DJ... on Saturday 11/19, the DJ was atrocious, playing undanceable music off of CDs that were not mixed at all... i could have done the same with my computer and iTunes. Combine the music from Rosewood with the ambiance of Sip, you've got a great place.
Thank you for your feedback re: the DJ we had the night of Sat, 11/19. If your comment pertained to the hours of 9-10pm, we were- in fact- playing undanceable music right out of our iTunes library. Our apologies.
User review by judyha – Looking for a new lounge/bar that is different from the "same old place"? - SIP has a good atmosphere.
Ouch – This place hurts. The decor is still cool even though it is reminicient of every other place that has opened in the past 3 years. The designer placed a huge table between the bar and the dance floor in order to cause the most congestion in front of the bar, so no one gets a drink in under 20 minutes. It has a chance to be a decent place, but there are glaring deficiencies. Service needs to be improved.
Thank you for your interior design feedback. You stated that the decor was "reminicient" (we think you meant reminiscent) to you of "every other place that has opened in the past 3 years." In fact, the intent of our design was to give the bar a classic, timeless appearance- which we think it has- so thank you for (somewhat) validating our efforts! With respect to the tables dividing the main bar space: we took your input and have since removed them so that guests can now place their drinks on the ground instead. Cheers!
cool place – went there early (6ish) on a thursday and it wasn't overpacked, but the bartender was cool and the drinks were good. liked the atmosphere. will go back.
Shhhh!!! Don't let the cat out of the bag... now everyone will start coming at 6pm on Thursdays. That was supposed to be a secret! But thank you for the kind words!
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