“Chef Jason Raffin is known for his decadent approach, and the burger at this North Beach saloon is no exception. The burger comes topped with secret sauce, pickles, and shallots. Make it a double (making it a hefty 3⁄4 pound) for $5 more dollars, add seared pork belly or “head to tail” pork jus for $3. Then, take a nap,” via Eater SF, May 2019.
“This North Beach watering hole has operated as a bar since 1907, and under the Absinthe Group’s ownership, it’s got some top notch old-school and contemporary cocktails. $8 happy hour drinks are served daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and include a Scofflaw (rye, dry vermouth, lemon grenadine) or a shot and a small beer combo (Four Roses Bourbon and Anchor Steam or Bols genever and Trumer Pilsner),” Via Eater SF, updated May 2019.
“A recreated piece of San Francisco history, the Comstock is meant to be a throwback to the Barbary Coast era during the Gold Rush when San Francisco was a wild, debauch-laden frontier town (it still is, in a way). The wood-clad, high-ceilinged, cocktail-forward spot serves up comfort food, often with an Asian twist such as the lo mein cacio e pepe, garlic-miso tater tots, and honey-walnut calamari” via Newsweek, May, 2019.
“Step back in time at Comstock Saloon, a North Beach watering hole whose decor pays homage to its 1907 Victorian roots with the original mahogany bar (and the — thankfully no longer in use — urinal trough that runs beneath it), the tile floors, a working spittoon, antique ceiling fans, and vintage-inspired wallpaper. There’s free live jazz every night, which pairs perfectly with a classic cocktail made by a well-dressed and knowledgeable bartender,” via CultureTrip, March 2019.
“The Comstock Saloon is most known for its roots as an original Western saloon and one of the first bars to ever be established in San Francisco. Locals have been raging at this bar since 1907 and there are no signs of it stopping now. This cocktail lounge offers a menu with classic cocktails such as the Manhattan and the Negroni in an intimate setting that pays homage to San Fran’s Barbary Coast. During the 19th and early 20th century the area was known for jazz clubs, brothels and variety of saloons,” via Rad Season, January 2019.