787 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9413337.797525 -122.409969
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Chinatown
User review by lucyluxoxo – SIP has great potential. Ive been there a few times and will continue to go back. The past few times have been really busy and the bartenders did the best they could. It was 3 to 4 deep at the bar and they followed the line of people well. The drinks made up for the wait, Didnt have to bitch about them not being strong enough. I would go back, and hope that the next time theres a busy night there will be more bartenders to cater to the busy crowed.
Thanks for your feedback! On busy nights, we now have 4 bartenders and 2 barbacks working like maniacs for your drinking pleasure! As for the parking situation (cons), we suggest you take a taxi next time- you should never drink & drive.
I won't go back – This place had the potential to be great - it is a good location and the inside is pretty cool. But, waiting for a half hour to get a drink is not okay - especially when the bar isn't that big and there aren't that many people. I thought the first time was a fluke, so when I went back for a second round and waited even longer, I couldn't believe it! And, the bartenders don't pay any attention to who has been waiting for how long - they just arbitrarily choose who to serve....I won't be returning any time soon to this place and I recommend avoiding it if you actually want to get a drink.
Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you had to wait for half an hour to get your drinks (both times), especially if there "weren't that many people" there. That's odd. We're sure that if the place was not busy, we would've seen you and served you more promptly. Unless, of course, it was busy. Which it probably was. Since the bar "isn't that big."
HORRIBLE service!!! – It's too bad that this venue is so nice, because the service was so bad that I will never go back! The bartenders were really slow, and didn't seem to follow the first come, first served rule. Very frustrating.
Thank you for your input. Based on your feedback, we have implemented a numbered-ticket dispensing machine like at the DMV & other government agencies, to ensure more equitable, bureaucratic, but democratic "first come, first served" treatment for our thirsty patrons... OK, no we didn't.
BEAUTIFUL PLACE! – The atmosphere was sexy and fun, the people were all there to have a guaranteed great time, and that tey had! A nice hide away from the rucus of lower Broadway Street! Highly Recommended!!
Thanks for your feedback. If I remember correctly, you aren't too bad yourself! ;)
Local DJs, creative cocktails and affable staff inside a swanky lounge that borders Chinatown and North Beach. – The Scene
A 20-foot-long bar with mauve, padded elbow rests is backed by a long mirror that reflects images from the opposite wall, which serves as a projection screen for subtitled films and concert specials. Beneath the projection wall, a W-shaped alcove is lined with thin velvet pillows while low black tables hold minglers' designer drinks. An elevated room offers reserved seating next to a faux fireplace.
Decor is sexy, but the attitude is inclusive--personable bartenders might introduce themselves and even remember your name later in the night. Staff slings inventive drinks, such as a cosmo mixed with white cranberry juice, and there's rarely a cover charge, even after 10pm, when DJs spin hip-hop and pop tunes. The brown-brick building is located just far enough from North Beach central to feel like a hidden find.
This place is great! Good crowd & great atmosphere. Great menu with unique drinks.
If by "beautiful babies" you mean intelligent, funny, and attractive-looking women- then yes- that is, in fact, a Pro. Thanks!
Have a sip at SIP – This is where Blind Tiger used to be. They did a great job re-doing this place and it is a big improvement on a place that was great the way it was. The drinks were tasty. Try it ASAP.
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