540 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.764232 -122.422009
(Nov-Feb) Mon-Thu 4pm-2am
(March-Oct) Daily 2pm-2am
Neighborhoods: Mission Dolores, Central, Mission Dolores (Hub, Mid-Market)
Blondie's Isn't Worth It! – A few months back a my friends and I went to Blondies for drinks. First we had to pay a $3.00 cover charge. The bar was over crowded and expensive. We sat down at the bar to order drinks. After we paid for our drinks the owner came over to us and Rudely asked one of the guys in our group to take off his hat. I guess there is a no hat policy at this bar, but the door guy Never told us this. The Owner of the bar is the most unfriendly woman I have ever encountered and has no interest in pleasing her customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She told us that "she doubted the door guy never told us about the no hat policy" and if we were unhappy and wanted a refund, that we could put down the drinks we were drinking and get a refund and leave.
Not All That – The drinks may be good but you will have to work to get one. We went in early when there was just four of us at the bar. The bartender continued his conversation with a patron for 15 minutes while we stared at the bottles.
Being a Mission resident for 5 years I can tell you that this is more the Marina/Union type than Mission Hipster crowd. This is definitely a see and be seen location. I agree with others that this can be a serious dude fest. Blondies, Skylark, and Cassanova are the three more yuppie locations in the Mission and guys come looking for women.
Parking is tough. On busy nights you find the German cars being towed from the middle lane. Park at the Hoff garage!
2 reviews 1 conclusion – Let me tell you, the martini's were awesome, music was cool, crowd was comfortable...but the BARTENDER.!! Whew! The martini w/ the chocolate kiss was delicious!
stuff dreams R made of..
speciality.. classic ...trendy... martinis in an atmosphere reminiscent of a speakeasy. hip & cool crowd can be heard behind a background of jazz, blues & old standards. The owner, a gorgeous blond, built like a buick, with those American thighs AC/DC wrote about chats it up with regulars and passers by. Let us not forget to mention the double martinis. All the martinis are doubles. Heaven should be so nice.
August 22, 2005 Martini's in a Pint Glass and PBR in a can
Do you really need anything else? This place is dark, the drinks are strong and the price is nice. If you need to eat hit Ramblas right across the way for some Tapas first.
Babies go Home – OH please what are you talking about rude bartenders and weak drinks ya must be a major alchy not to get a buzz from 1! of the Martini's here (which is really three). As a native SF-er, I find the service to be just fine, the music fun and the crowd diverse. So, I agree, batting your baby blues, flashing your designer attire, and demanding instant attention will not get you closer to the bar, but that is what I love about this place it is one of the only real san francisco bars left in the city not catering to self indulged , the world owes me, "trendy" brats.
Pleasant suprise! – I went to Blondie's on a saturday night with friends without any expectations and had a great time! the best part about our night was that the music was AWESOME. The DJ spun all the newest and most happening hip-hop beats and had the crowd all over the dance floor. Hopefully, our experience on that night with the music won't be an isolated incident! The look of the place is on the grungier side but i think it fits in with the overall atmosphere (put it this way, i'm used to partying in cleaner looking places but totally didn't mind it here). The drinks and service were definitely accetable. The only downside to Blondie's is that it closes around 1:40am on Saturdays when I think most ppl would like to see it open until 3-4. Go and see for yourself!
this place was is a gem! – My friends and I went to Blondie's last night and had a great time! Great music, fast service (and none of that "because you're a girl I'm not going to serve you" attitude that I encounter at so many other bars!) My only complaint at first was paying $11.00 for a martini... but I was dumb and didn't realize that you get the whole pint glass! I couldn't believe it. I would have to say it was the best Goose marti I have EVER had and for sure the best value. I will definitely be going back. Oh, and if you people at Blondie's ever read these; thank you so much for taking the time to help my friend find her keys!! Thanks for a great Friday night!
You've Got To Be Kidding!!! – How can this place be rated "9.9" in "See & Be Scene", & "Bartenders"?!? We went there last night and yeah, the place was busy - but it was an absolute dude fest, frat house! The bartender (presumably Blondie) was too occupied with changing cd's and showing off to serve us any drinks!
Lack of service – It's hard to believe this place is voted as "best bartenders" - there were two bartenders and one was too busy to serve us and the other said he couldn't help us because it wasn't "his" side of the bar! Yes, the place gets packed but the service needs some attention.
Singles on the make head to this Mission mainstay for mammoth martinis and prime patio seating. – Dark walls, banquettes and streetside seating are the perfect setting for the bar's signature drink: the martini. During the week, live jazz and blues lure Mission locals who are more hepcat than hipster, while the weekend's hip hop DJ's attract a bridge-and-tunnel crowd. A seemingly endless martini menu would take a even a serious drinker days to explore, with choices ranging from chocolate mint to a standard gin 'tini with spicy sausage and blue cheese garnish. Thankfully, exotic choices don't mean small servings (each drink is a tall 16 ounces), though no matter how sloppy you get your cocktail is made carefully and served properly.
coooooool – Gone to Blondies a lot over the last couple of years and keep going b/c I always enjoy myself. No other place gives you so much booze for so little. Their giant sized cocktails are like 2 1/2 to 1. During the week it's mellow but the atmosphere is always welcoming. The dog (dagwood I think is her name) makes you feel like you're hanging out at your friends house. Cool dog! Blondies on weekend nights transforms into a high energy fun dance place. Most of the time it seems like a good mix of people but sometimes it feels like they're all marina types. Nothing wrong with that I guess but I like to mix it up and not see khaki's on ALL the men. On my birthday they made me get on the bar and dance. It was actually a lot of fun. Cool place. Cheers Blondies!
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