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  • Scott S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our son and partner treated us to a performance of Club Fugazi. We had no idea of what to expect but enjoyed every moment of the 90 minute performance. When the program first started, I immediately thought "I need to write a glowing review."

    This show is fun for all age groups and uses music, dancing, special effects, and acting to entertain and to a lesser degree express political thoughts. There was even some audience participation.

    The performers are well-trained and engaging.

    I also felt that it appeals to our diverse population in the Bay Area.

    I rarely give a give star review - but Club Fugazi deserves it.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • glasgowlassy82
    Glasgow, UK35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely recommendation and place to visit. We got a warm welcome and enjoyed a couple of lovely drinks here on holiday. Great atmosphere and lovely drinks would recommend a visit
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • philip w
    145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The only thing to say is go there and experience the views over San Francisco.
    They are in incredible. Go in the Hilton take the lift the floor 30 and switch to the left hand lifts and you go all the way to 46.
    They have drinks and snacks.
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • 787Traveller
    Austin, TX17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a great dive bar, but make sure to bring cash. The bathroom is interesting too. Would definitely stop I'm again....
    Written 4 July 2023
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Limited menu but quality was very good.

    Friendly attentive service.

    Irish coffee was excellently. Maybe the best we have ever had.

    Great eggs Benedict as well as omelettes.

    No breakfast meat sides.

    A nit pricy but it is a tourist destination
    Written 8 August 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,776 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maybe the best tiki bar ever because they have rain storms here, indoors. Yes, the rain comes down and lands in the little canals inside. Cool retro decorations. Expensive drinks. Lotsa fun.
    Written 18 August 2023
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  • Serendipity1701
    Sarasota, FL128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drinks, when you can choose one from the extensive amazing menu , they are amazing. The staff is so knowledgeable and so friendly you felt right at home. I can’t wait to go back.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Rather_Nomadic
    Panama City, FL1,921 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A classic dive bar solely focused on craft beer. Big selection of local and nearby breweries and everything is top notch. Fairly exclusive bottle collection of vintage and one-off brews. Some bottles made specifically for the Toronado. Not kid friendly. Nice service, good prices. Cash only.
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Gwennie
    Cardiff, UK142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic bar – dark inside with a great, spooky feeling –l ook at the pictures on the wall you think they are watching you. We went for the happy hour and had a couple of drinks on our first night in San Fran – we also had bar nibbles, which were delicious and huge portions we ordered two fries and two chips between 3 – well one each would have been enough.
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • Maggers
    Los Osos, CA416 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped in close to opening (3:00-ish) and marveled at the historic vibe of the room. Bartender Nick told me about the history of the building and made a great cocktail with tequila and pink peppercorns ($16). They were setting up for an art show so I came back the next day to see it and had another nice chat with Nick and Sara at the bar. If I lived in this neighborhood it would be a regular hangout. Will be back. Thanks, Nick and Sara!
    Written 13 July 2023
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  • Kelli-Marie1988
    Plymouth, UK72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great find, only wish we discovered sooner than our last night in SF.

    Great service and the food was OK

    The games really made our evening! Overall a fun night and I would recommend
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Jagoan Kita
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was taken to this great place of music and entertainment by a local friend during a work trip. (pre covid in January)

    What a pleasant surprise it was, excellent live music, blues, jazz etc.

    I'd definitely go back there the next time we can fly again to SF!

    Pros: Great live music, great selection of beer on tap, place is quite spacious actually and not cramped.

    Cons: Not much to write here.

    Tip: if you miss some good old fashioned European lagers, they have some nice ones on tap!
    Written 17 September 2020
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  • Julia M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to Tosca on a "date night" with our friends and it was a delightful experience. We had a 6:00 reservation and were seated immediately, even though half our party wasn't there because they were parking. Lovely, intimate ambiance and very attentive staff. Sylvia was our server and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! Our orders were taken and quickly returned, water was always refilled and our beverages came quickly as well! Food was delicious - we started with the charcuterie plate which was delicious (although we could have had a few more crackers) and our husbands enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs, while I had the truffle gnocchi, (delish!) and my friend had the parppadelle. We finished with an olive oil cake and flan-like dessert and it was fabulous. I was always intimidated by this place as it was "so cool" but it was just very warm and inviting - we will definitely be back - thanks for a great night!
    Written 18 June 2023
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  • love travels!
    Worcester, UK22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Based on trip advisor we popped in for a Chinese Mai Tai, priced at $12 each

    Felt like it was the only drink they wanted to serve! They were constantly on the go with these drinks, everyone sitting around the bar drinking the famous Mai Tai which is made with a special Chinese liquor

    Staff friendly enough

    Worth a stop by!
    Written 11 July 2023
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  • Infrequenttraveler09
    San Jose21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My first first visit to the Starlight Room despite having lived my entire life in the Bay Area. This space was recently renovated and renamed Lizzie’s Starlight Room. Lizzie is Queen Elizabeth 1 and the reference is to her possible romantic relationship with Sir Francis Drake. That’s fine but I didn’t see anything in the decor that reflected that. If you are alluding to something, carry out the illusion. The new decor is modern but they have left some traces of the original building showing. For example, the ceiling is now the exposed structure of the building, complete with conduit, sprinkler pipes, etc, as is now so common in restaurants. I don’t get it as it is terrible for ambient noise, which along with the loud music, makes conversation impossible. Hanging from the exposed ceiling is an old chandelier. Elegance and Industrial don’t mix. I know complaining about loud music just shows my age. I bet that different generations have different musical tastes so I mention it just to prepare potential visitors to this bar. Older folks won’t like it and younger ones won’t be bothered by it.

    I do have to recognize the waitstaff. My adult children ordered drinks (which were in the $14-$16 range (it is an iconic place with a view in San Francisco so it won’t be cheap) while my wife and I only wanted coffee. Darlene, our server, has to ask her manager to go downstairs to get coffee which they served, complete with the entire carafe. And they didn’t charge for it, so five stars for the service.

    If I were a visitor to San Francisco, and only had time for one visit to an iconic rooftop bar, I would opt for the Top of the Mark but overall Lizzie’s Starlight Room does not make a bad second choice.
    Written 12 December 2019
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