We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Broken Record

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
1166 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-3822
Website
Today
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
75

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
NYC
Level Contributor
192 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Recommended by our AirBnB host but unfortunately several items that we wanted are no longer available. Apparently there is a new cook here---since July---so things have changed. The beer was good! (The bar in the front is a completely separate business--so after you order in the back and grab a table--you then go to the front and order your drink.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pete B
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Wasn't a bad place. Enjoyed it! Only take cash and don't have a drink menu. If you don't drink whiskey, there is few options for you. There food is very good though, kinda like food truck food though.

Helpful?
Thank Lauren S
Urbanna, Virginia
Level Contributor
182 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

I had heard about this auspicious establishment. It has that "San Francisco grungy kind of charm". Dark, a bit sketchy but the bar is incredibly well stocked. Impressive collection of Bourbon. My whiskey sour was not impressive. The food was okay but not overly exciting. Good, regionally sourced products. The outside seating was nice and there was a heater to... More 

Helpful?
Thank MPNC1123
San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
217 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Gastropub: Dive bar in the front, friendly bartender, reasonable drink prices, a few TVs and a pool table....in the back, a few tables inside, a few picnic tables in the back yard...and amazing pub food. Interesting food combinations and a menu that changes periodically. Saturday night we met up with some friends and all shared the Totines (tater tots topped... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank stevenroz
Provo, Utah
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

everything we ate there we loved. but we went back in early 2013, 2012 and 2011. the atmosphere was dark and dingy but the food was amazing. the meny changed almost every night it seemed. everything was flavorful and creative. we go back wherever we can. I've heard under new management though and im a bit worried....

Helpful?
Thank Justin H
Pacifica, CA
Level Contributor
53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

If you're looking for the restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives like we were, be aware that the restaurant in the back changed ownership in January 2014. The website menu has not been changed even though the menu has. We decided to eat here anyway since we made the trip. Cash only bar and restaurant. The food was meh.... More 

Helpful?
7 Thank jguillet
Fair Oaks, California
Level Contributor
233 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

I ordered the Sticky Ribs. Wow, they were excellent. This is a little hole-in-the-wall with a bar out front and a restaurant tucked in the back. The proprietor is a genuine transplant from Kansas City and he knows how to do ribs. I will definitely go back. Make sure you take cash because they don't accept plastic.

Helpful?
Thank rjbouch
Lockport, Illinois
Level Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

We were here a year ago. I couldn't have said enough about how good our food was. In town for 3 days and ate there 2 times. However on this visit something changed. I believe the cooks did. We order 2 appetizers for dinner and my son ordered a burger with fries. One appetizer came out and the burger with... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank NCC60
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Okay...this is considered a "dive" but the chef is well known. The story is (if I heard correctly) is that he was doing quite well in Vegas, but decided he wanted his own place cooking what he loves for locals. My husband and I had the pulled pork and the chicken sandwich. AMAZING! The flavor was incredible! We also had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Finesse026
LA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Okay it looks like a dive from the street, but what a great place. Head back thru the bar and pool-table to the back room where you place your food order. My son had the burger which he pronounced great. I had the mussels -- which were splendid. Service excellent and atmosphere nice. I could see why it was packed.... More 

Helpful?
Thank mottthe

Travellers who viewed Broken Record also viewed

 

Been to Broken Record? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
75
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, International, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-3822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Description
It's a bar with bar food

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Broken Record staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?