Ginger's
Chill basement bar with cocktails & beer
Bar · Downtown · $
A classic Financial District favorite returns after a reboot by the Future Bars team (Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse), sporting a new alley entrance and welcoming patrons in a comfy basement lounge with well-priced beer, wine and cocktails named for the city’s historic haunts.
hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Chevron
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
location 86 Hardie Place, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA website gingers.bar directions Get Directions
Google Reviews
4.2
(16)
One star, 1 for the nice bartender and drinks, 0 for the rest of the business. I attended Ginger's the evening of Saturday, March 31st 2018. Rule number 1 for any business: don't hire people who don't want to be there. You will never meet someone who wants to be there less than the young lady drinking tea who checks IDs a the door, MY GOD. She literally spent 2-3 minutes going through her text messages and apps before deciding to RAISE HER EYES to view my ID, at which point she looked back down at her phone. There were no words exchanged, there was no eye contact, just my adult group of 5 friends waiting for a child to get off her phone, I can't imagine putting the least happy person of an establishment at the front to greet people. Every one of my friends who attended this evening had a story for how rude she was to them, it was extremely awkward. This was around 9-10pm. After ~2 hours we noticed the place was really NOT filling up. It was the same 1-1.5 dozen people inside and to get a drink you had to wait 15-25 minutes in the one line for the one bartender, it just didn't add up. So we grabbed our stuff to leave and we were shocked at what we saw as we left... A bouncer telling people they couldn't come inside for reasons. Maybe private parties had spots reserved? I'm not sure, friends have come on other nights and experienced a packed house. But no, there were more people waiting to get in the bar than there were inside, and it was DEAD inside. Dear Ginger's, change everything that you are doing, put a nice person at the front, and let your customers come inside to give you money [in an efficient manner,] we don't have all night, and neither do you ;)
Evan Groth · April 2, 2018
Go! So laid back. Relaxing. Best part of my trip! Not gay, hubby and I had so much fun together. Drinks awesome! Just go!
Amaya Mitchell · March 31, 2018
Reboot of historic watering hole. I was at Gingers Trois in the late 80's. Some of the dive bar remains - although the walls are no longer decorated with glitter mirror silhouettes of a dancing Fred and Ginger. Friendly crowd, quite busy for a Tuesday . This is a cool place to bring a friend to get pissed (drunk - I'm English) Worth stopping in.
Richard kitching · September 13, 2017