501 Broadway, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9413337.797787 -122.405607
Open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday 6-10PM. Bar open Wednesday through Saturday until 2 a.m.
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Financial District
Ok place – The good qualities about this place is that it has a cool atmosphere, our second waiter was very attentive and accomodating, and the music is pretty good. What I didn't like was the person who sat us and started out as our waiter (which I later found out to be the manager/owner because I overheard him talking to an aquaintance). He was very short with us, and negativity radiated from him. It really put a damper on my evening. Also, the appetizers were not good at all.
We are actually now under new management so you should definitely come and check us out again!!
Not so hot – I went there at a request of a friend who wanted to meet her boyfriend here. We went there toward the end of the night, about 1:15, they still tried to charge us the full cover! ugh. We ended up paying half price, which still seemed odd. Had a drink and they started kicking everyone out at 1:30 and had the bar emptied by 1:45. I know this happens at places, but i think if they stop serviing at 2, they should serve UNTIL 2. Anyway, the staff was rude and i wasn't impressed with the drinks or the DJ's. It was a cool building and the DJ stand was in a cool place, but other than the aesthetics of the building, the bar sucked.
I am sorry you had an unfortunate experience, but the city requires us to stop serving at 1:30 so the premises will be cleared by 2am.
I had a blast! – I was there for a friend's birthday party - she had reserved the VIP lounge. We arrived about 2 hours after everyone else and I thought we were going to have an incredibly hard time getting in, but we told the bouncer that we were there with a party, a staffer came and let us walk right in - no cover, no waiting! Not bad! As I walked in, I noticed that the people there were literally the most attractive folk I had ever seen at a club. Seriously. This had to be some type of abberation because no place can have exclusively hot people attend. Men and women. All 25-35ish, well dressed, and good looking. The DJ wasnt good in my opinion, but I hate house music. He played a little old school rap which was better for me. The drinks were ridiculously priced, but hey, you gotta pay to play. This is no place to drink til you get drunk anyway. All in all, a very good night out. I can see how someone may have a bad night here (all it takes is a bad bouncer and expensive drinks to ruin a night out) but the staff was great when I was there. They went over and above what I would expect.
For future VIP reservations please call our VIP hostess at 415.690.6426.
What? – I'd been waiting to try this place out since it changed hands. I could have done without. The drinks are way to expensive and not all that tasty, and the service is slow. Yes, it evetually gets packed, but with some of the most interesting characters. Every man thinks he can walk up and talk to you...(I appreciate the gesture but n-o).
Where do they arrive from. Not worth having to pay to get in (for you men). Take your money somewhere on down the street.
Impala - Very professional, high class – My girlfriend and I went to Impala on saturday though we weren't sure what to expect. We were on the guest list thanks to the DJ. Apon entry we were greeted by a very smart and polite English bouncer. He introduced himself, something which i have never come across which gave the place a great first impression. The club downstairs is very tidy and organised, though we had to wait a few minutes at the bar to get served, but the bar staff were polite. Overall i think the door security do a good job when selecting the customers, which made out for a great night, ensuring no trouble, good vibes, and an excellent 'Party' atmosphere.
Thank you for taking the time to comment, we are glad that you had a great time!
Fabulous Margaritas but skip the food... – Great location, delicious margaritas, and the staff is eye candy. But the food is overpriced and below average at best. I was hoping for the likes of Maya or Mamacita...but we were unimpressed...while the $9 guacamole was okay, we were still a little hungry after our tiny and rather bland dinner portions. I suppose we could have ordered the $6 side of rice & beans, but I would rather have another drink, well 2/3 of another drink (catch $9 margarita).
Thank you for posting a review on citysearch. I am sorry you did not have the best experience at Impala which is why I would like to send you a coupon to come and try us out again! Please give me a call at 415.956.3554 and I will send one out to you asap!
Not Just For Drinks – Impala is best described in a softer tone and pitch. The mellowness of the joint is made that much more prominent by its enlightening sounds, its serendipitous staff, and overall enchanting atmosphere. My friends and I walked in for a few cocktails and ended up sitting down for appetizers and a nice dessert. In theory, its a one-stop-night-out as you sit downa and enjoy great food, excellent desserts, a wide array of drinks, and non stop dancing. The VIP lounge is excpeptionally brilliant in its attractiveness. Caution: Entering the downstairs VIP lounge may cause extreme bouts of fun, excitement, dance fever, and an overall great time.
Glad to hear you had such a great time!!! We can't wait to see you again!!
sexiest spot in San Francisco – Not sure what all the complainers are on about, I just went to Impala and start to finish had an awesome time. The place is gorgeous, the bartenders and servers are even hotter in their sexy outfits, the bouncers are professional, all around it was great. I had some of the chefs specials including a pork chop which was delicious, definately a good twist on mexican food, my girlfriend had a cocktail which had pop rocks on it which we thought was fun. Late night we went downstairs to the VIP room and recieved fantastic bottle service in their beautiful lounge.
We look forward to seeing you at Impala again soon!!
User review by achoo263 – I held a party there and the bouncers offended all of my guests by making them wait in line for no apparent reason (the club was already starting to empty out). And then they made things worse by letting certain people cut to the front of the line because either they knew the bouncers or they paid them off. Also, few people were actually dancing... guys really just stood around staring at the girls. Although the music, decor, and overall environment of the place was really nice, I would never go back there again.
I am really sorry you had an unfortunate experience at Impala. This is not how we train our bouncers, and would love it if you could come and try out Impala again! Please give me a call at 415.956.3554 and ask to speak with Jennifer so we could set something up!
wow, this place really is bad – this place used to be ok a couple months ago, but now it's horrible. the bouncers are really rude and the bartenders and managers charge you for drinks you never had!!!!! probably the worst experience i've ever had in north beach...
We have actually had a change in our staff as well as our management and would like to invite you back to experience Impala again.
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