Tony Nik's Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1534 Stockton St

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Cross street: at Columbus & Green

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  • 415-693-0990

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I live in North Beach, and this is a great break from the usual spots. The bar itself is cozy, and the cocktails are wonderful. Each time I have been here, the bartenders have been extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend Tony Nik's for a night when you want to sit down and enjoy a great cocktail.

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★★★★☆

I live in North Beach, and this is a great break from the usual spots. The bar itself is cozy, and the cocktails are wonderful. Each time I have been here, the bartenders have been extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend Tony Nik's for a night when you want to sit down and enjoy a great cocktail.

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Fantastic place! It's been there since Prohibition, in the same family the whole time. Real neighborhood feel. The ambiance is amazing with everything original from 1940s. It's been on an upward trend since Devon came on who is one of the best bartenders and who ALWAYS brings her "A" game. The new manager, Sebastian, has turned things so positively, it's made this my favorite in the city. He is a true "paisan" who exudes sincerity, honesty, brotherly friendliness and integrity, AND he makes outrageous martinis. There's alot to be said for the current staff who all have incredible loyalty to the Nicco family and tradition.

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★★★★★

Fantastic place! It's been there since Prohibition, in the same family the whole time. Real neighborhood feel. The ambiance is amazing with everything original from 1940s. It's been on an upward trend since Devon came on who is one of the best bartenders and who ALWAYS brings her "A" game. The new manager, Sebastian, has turned things so positively, it's made this my favorite in the city. He is a true "paisan" who exudes sincerity, honesty, brotherly friendliness and integrity, AND he makes outrageous martinis. There's alot to be said for the current staff who all have incredible loyalty to the Nicco family and tradition.

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Bar tenders are funny and if you wait for a minute there is usally a place for two to sit at the bar. The only down side I have found is that there are gross men that are always hitting on everyone... but I guess this is to be expected in SF.

If you are mellow you might like that place.

2
★★★★☆

Bar tenders are funny and if you wait for a minute there is usally a place for two to sit at the bar. The only down side I have found is that there are gross men that are always hitting on everyone... but I guess this is to be expected in SF.

If you are mellow you might like that place.

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Sorry, I used to really like this place. There is a new "manager" that is very pompous and arroggant.
A beautiful woman used to work there that created all these wonderful drinks and really enjoyed entertaining the crowd. This bar has turned into a REAL DIVE bar.
So, I suggest going elsewhere unless you like bad attitude.

2
★★★★☆

Sorry, I used to really like this place. There is a new "manager" that is very pompous and arroggant.
A beautiful woman used to work there that created all these wonderful drinks and really enjoyed entertaining the crowd. This bar has turned into a REAL DIVE bar.
So, I suggest going elsewhere unless you like bad attitude.

Pros: quiet bar, you can get a seat.

Cons: not fun, boring drink, just a Jack Daniels bar.

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I went to Tony Niks with a bunch of friends and had a great time.
I'm definitely going back soon.

2
★★★★★

I went to Tony Niks with a bunch of friends and had a great time.
I'm definitely going back soon.

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I have been going to this place for 5 years. The staff has changed, and the service is not the same.
There are no more fun parties as the reviews states because Victoria is gone !
This is a nice place for one drink, but then move on !

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have been going to this place for 5 years. The staff has changed, and the service is not the same.
There are no more fun parties as the reviews states because Victoria is gone !
This is a nice place for one drink, but then move on !

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I have been going to this bar for a few years after work with my co-workers.
Only at Happy Hours 4-7 is this bar cool.
Victoria runs the bar like it's her own place. Food, snacks, killer drinks, and she makes people smile. Her music selection is hot, and her spirit bright.
Thanks Victoria for your years of fun.
Our office is moving and we are going to miss you !
Our recommendation to anyone who want go to this bar is A + !
Don't stay after 7 however, you will not get the same service.
BTW...the reason why this bars rates 9.3 is because we voted for you Victoria !!

2
★★★★☆

I have been going to this bar for a few years after work with my co-workers.
Only at Happy Hours 4-7 is this bar cool.
Victoria runs the bar like it's her own place. Food, snacks, killer drinks, and she makes people smile. Her music selection is hot, and her spirit bright.
Thanks Victoria for your years of fun.
Our office is moving and we are going to miss you !
Our recommendation to anyone who want go to this bar is A + !
Don't stay after 7 however, you will not get the same service.
BTW...the reason why this bars rates 9.3 is because we voted for you Victoria !!

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Tony Nik's is easily my very favorite bar in the City. I will say it's far better on a quiet weeknight when the delightfully entertaining neighborhood regulars take residence on the barstools, but weekends are very lively. Be warned: weekend nights occassionally can be amatuer nights, including the possibility if you're a woman that you could be relentlessly hit on. But nonetheless, it's a great scene: hip without being trendy. The bartenders (Danny, Victoria, Pat, Luke, Pete and Sebastian) are all great and treat their customers like friends. Tip them well.

2
★★★★★

Tony Nik's is easily my very favorite bar in the City. I will say it's far better on a quiet weeknight when the delightfully entertaining neighborhood regulars take residence on the barstools, but weekends are very lively. Be warned: weekend nights occassionally can be amatuer nights, including the possibility if you're a woman that you could be relentlessly hit on. But nonetheless, it's a great scene: hip without being trendy. The bartenders (Danny, Victoria, Pat, Luke, Pete and Sebastian) are all great and treat their customers like friends. Tip them well.

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...the space isn't that big so don't come with large groups. The line for the restrooms can be long too. It's a good spot to stop off at before heading to another bar.

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★★★☆☆

...the space isn't that big so don't come with large groups. The line for the restrooms can be long too. It's a good spot to stop off at before heading to another bar.

Pros: atmosphere, crowded

Cons: small venue, parking difficult

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Victoria- you're a riot! Talking about fun, you know how to make it all happen..Great drinks, atmosphere, fun and the perfect mix of people is what Tony Niks is all about.. No one does it quite the way you do..Keep up the great job..we love you...

2
★★★★★

Victoria- you're a riot! Talking about fun, you know how to make it all happen..Great drinks, atmosphere, fun and the perfect mix of people is what Tony Niks is all about.. No one does it quite the way you do..Keep up the great job..we love you...

Pros: location, customers, Fun

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Fantastic cocktails, excellent service. Best bar in the city. Not for those who like to boogie down at post-teen clubs and lounges (like Velveeta Lounge on Broadway). Give it a shot. Have a shot.

2
★★★★★

Fantastic cocktails, excellent service. Best bar in the city. Not for those who like to boogie down at post-teen clubs and lounges (like Velveeta Lounge on Broadway). Give it a shot. Have a shot.

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North Beach has several wonderful personalities to suit your mood. When you're looking to esape the hard-drinking, party-party atmosphere of the Broadway strip, Nik's is where to go for a mellow time out. The crowd is usually friendly, the atmosphere understated, and the drinks reasonably priced.

2
★★★★★

North Beach has several wonderful personalities to suit your mood. When you're looking to esape the hard-drinking, party-party atmosphere of the Broadway strip, Nik's is where to go for a mellow time out. The crowd is usually friendly, the atmosphere understated, and the drinks reasonably priced.

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I don't know what a "FAKE BLUE COLLAR CROWD" is, I don't think it exists, however, this little bar is an original from 1933. We come from the North Bay to drink here, where the bartenders are very friendly, the happy hour $2.00 draft is great deal and the bar snacks are totally original. This bar is always different with the changes of music and the different crowds. We have never felt uncomfortable there. If folks don't like blue collare crowds, then jum of the planet because you are everywhere.

2
★★★★★

I don't know what a "FAKE BLUE COLLAR CROWD" is, I don't think it exists, however, this little bar is an original from 1933. We come from the North Bay to drink here, where the bartenders are very friendly, the happy hour $2.00 draft is great deal and the bar snacks are totally original. This bar is always different with the changes of music and the different crowds. We have never felt uncomfortable there. If folks don't like blue collare crowds, then jum of the planet because you are everywhere.

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If you think pretending you are from the East Coast is fun then this is your place. Fake blue collar atmostphere crowd, where are the real stevedores?

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★☆☆☆☆

If you think pretending you are from the East Coast is fun then this is your place. Fake blue collar atmostphere crowd, where are the real stevedores?

Pros: Good redo

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Truly a San Francisco gem - I cross town to have a drink at this joint. Excellent mixologists bring you near perfect drinks - they even have fresh chantilly cream in the bar, for goodness sakes. Excellent after work, before going out, before dinner, after dinner, whenever. Renovated a few years back, this jewel will be an SF landmark for ever.

2
★★★★★

Truly a San Francisco gem - I cross town to have a drink at this joint. Excellent mixologists bring you near perfect drinks - they even have fresh chantilly cream in the bar, for goodness sakes. Excellent after work, before going out, before dinner, after dinner, whenever. Renovated a few years back, this jewel will be an SF landmark for ever.

Pros: Hip, Communal, Old School

Cons: Parking

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A real old-time San Francisco gem that has been updated to serve today's San Franciscan! Mark has done a great job. The only draw-back is the parking but that has to do with the area and not the bar. Thanks for re-making Tony Niks!!!

2
★★★★★

A real old-time San Francisco gem that has been updated to serve today's San Franciscan! Mark has done a great job. The only draw-back is the parking but that has to do with the area and not the bar. Thanks for re-making Tony Niks!!!

Pros: Cozy, Inviting Atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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I love going to visit at Tony Nik's! Mark, the owner is a life long friend and great host! Victoria is a very entertaining bartender. As bars go this is my favorite. The atmosphere is clean and the people are professional and love to party. Good things always happen here!

Yvonne Jansky

2
★★★★★

I love going to visit at Tony Nik's! Mark, the owner is a life long friend and great host! Victoria is a very entertaining bartender. As bars go this is my favorite. The atmosphere is clean and the people are professional and love to party. Good things always happen here!

Yvonne Jansky

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I didn't really enjoy my time here. I felt that it was just another cookie cutter experience

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★☆☆☆☆

I didn't really enjoy my time here. I felt that it was just another cookie cutter experience

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The atmosphere was great. The bar is clean and it's easy to get too.

2
★★★★★

The atmosphere was great. The bar is clean and it's easy to get too.

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This is a great bar. It is not trying to be anything it is not....just a GREAT place for a cocktail, meeting friends, etc...

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★★★★★

This is a great bar. It is not trying to be anything it is not....just a GREAT place for a cocktail, meeting friends, etc...

Pros: romantic, good value, great atmosphere

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No, this place may not be a destination place if you were not intending to go to North Beach, but it is definately THE place to party for a few hours !
The day turned into night rather smoothly as the beauty behind the bar got us so pleasantly intoxicated that we stay until 9pm, when we decided it WAS TIME !! Tony Nik's is a 1933 original complete with stories, and colorful history that the owner and manager keep well under thier dice cups. Turn the cups over and you find a classy
fun filled gin joint, or Negroni joint.....Hmmmmmm.anyway, thanks for the hangover !!

2
★★★★★

No, this place may not be a destination place if you were not intending to go to North Beach, but it is definately THE place to party for a few hours !
The day turned into night rather smoothly as the beauty behind the bar got us so pleasantly intoxicated that we stay until 9pm, when we decided it WAS TIME !! Tony Nik's is a 1933 original complete with stories, and colorful history that the owner and manager keep well under thier dice cups. Turn the cups over and you find a classy
fun filled gin joint, or Negroni joint.....Hmmmmmm.anyway, thanks for the hangover !!

Pros: , just go outside !!

Cons: small when crowded

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It's not really a destination bar, but if you are in the neighborhood (say, having dinner at Jianna or N. Beach Restaurant), you won't be able to find a cooler spot for pre/post-dinner cocktails.

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★★★★☆

It's not really a destination bar, but if you are in the neighborhood (say, having dinner at Jianna or N. Beach Restaurant), you won't be able to find a cooler spot for pre/post-dinner cocktails.

Pros: Cool interior, Great location

Cons: Not very roomy

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This little bar is really cool !!
Friends and I went for drinks and found the bartenders to be best of game !
Polite, friendly, fun !
The music being played is eclectic, from oldies to
techno. Absolutly the cleanest bar I've been in to !
The owners/managers seem to have preserved the antiquity that North Beach so richly deserves.
Oh, did I mention the $2.00 draft beers we had !!

2
★★★★★

This little bar is really cool !!
Friends and I went for drinks and found the bartenders to be best of game !
Polite, friendly, fun !
The music being played is eclectic, from oldies to
techno. Absolutly the cleanest bar I've been in to !
The owners/managers seem to have preserved the antiquity that North Beach so richly deserves.
Oh, did I mention the $2.00 draft beers we had !!

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This is a great after work bar. The woman bartender who is there in the afternoon seems to be very good at serving as many people as she possibly can, while still entertaining and socializing with regular customers, as well as new ones. The bar also has very laid back and friendly people who seem to be "regulars" at this place. Tony Nik's will always be my first choice when meeting friends after work for cocktails.

2
★★★★★

This is a great after work bar. The woman bartender who is there in the afternoon seems to be very good at serving as many people as she possibly can, while still entertaining and socializing with regular customers, as well as new ones. The bar also has very laid back and friendly people who seem to be "regulars" at this place. Tony Nik's will always be my first choice when meeting friends after work for cocktails.

Pros: great drinks, great prices

 

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