Wayfare Tavern

Address
558 Sacramento Street,
San Francisco,
CA 94111
California
United States

Tel:
+1 415 772 9060

Hours:
Open Weekdays 11:30am-11pm; Weekends 5pm-11pm

Door:
Open door

Style:
Gastro bar

Recommended for:
Food

Price guide:
Middling

Food:
Full menu

Review

The Wayfare Tavern has a traditional, gentlemanly feel to it – lots of leather, wood, and casual taxidermy. The bar itself is new, but the building has been a restaurant since it was rebuilt after a major earthquake in 1906. Legend has it that there are the remains of a gangster buried below the building from when the foundations were laid.

Downstairs, there are two bars – one focuses on cocktails, the other on eating. Both have unusually wide working spaces between the counter and the back bar - apparently it’s federal law that new bars need wheelchair access. Upstairs, there’s another bar and a large seating space for diners.

There’s a small selection of bottles behind the bar, and a similarly bijou cocktail list where all manner of bitters are liberally employed in the drinks. All were well-executed and served with a silver bowlful of home-made crisps, a pleasant and informal space to have a drink with friends.

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