Tonic

★★★★☆
  • 2360 Polk St

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Cross street: at Union

    Map & Directions
  • 415-771-5535

About Tonic

Hours
Open daily from 5PM-2AM.

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Dark and casual, this is a nice place to relax until you are drunk enough to think its funny to throw the free gummy bears at other people in the bar, preferably ones you don't know.

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★★★★★

Dark and casual, this is a nice place to relax until you are drunk enough to think its funny to throw the free gummy bears at other people in the bar, preferably ones you don't know.

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This is a cute, little neighborhood bar. it's dark and small and usually gets crowded towards the evening. Nothing really special about it though, although the bartenders make a decent drink. There are better places to go to, but if you are on Polk St. it's worth it to stop in for a drink...then move on.

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★★★☆☆

This is a cute, little neighborhood bar. it's dark and small and usually gets crowded towards the evening. Nothing really special about it though, although the bartenders make a decent drink. There are better places to go to, but if you are on Polk St. it's worth it to stop in for a drink...then move on.

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Fairly boring bar with terrible service. The bartenders were about the slowest I've ever seen, and weren't friendly. I left my credit card there, only to find out the next day that the bartender had added a tip of $1.50 per drink!! Who would pay so much for such terrible service? I wish I could make $1.50 every 30 seconds to pour a beer! When I asked to talk to the manager about it, he wasn't there, and the next day's bartender was "new" and didn't know how to fix it. I was never able to contact the manager, so I gave up and let them steal my money.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Fairly boring bar with terrible service. The bartenders were about the slowest I've ever seen, and weren't friendly. I left my credit card there, only to find out the next day that the bartender had added a tip of $1.50 per drink!! Who would pay so much for such terrible service? I wish I could make $1.50 every 30 seconds to pour a beer! When I asked to talk to the manager about it, he wasn't there, and the next day's bartender was "new" and didn't know how to fix it. I was never able to contact the manager, so I gave up and let them steal my money.

Pros: nothing above average.

Cons: poor charachter of bartenders. Music too loud.

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One of the better neighborhood bars in SF, Tonic's ambience combined with it's skillful bartenders and daily happy hour specials make it worth ducking out of the fog to enjoy. The jukebox has one of the best collection of CDs I've seen at a local watering hole. Gummi bears instead of beer nuts make for a nice touch, but your feet will be sticking to the floor by closing time.

2
★★★★★

One of the better neighborhood bars in SF, Tonic's ambience combined with it's skillful bartenders and daily happy hour specials make it worth ducking out of the fog to enjoy. The jukebox has one of the best collection of CDs I've seen at a local watering hole. Gummi bears instead of beer nuts make for a nice touch, but your feet will be sticking to the floor by closing time.

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I recently got a chance to check out Tonic thanks to a friend's engagement party. By the time we left, the place was open to the public and getting crowded. Upon closing out the tab the bartended let me know that it was a $15 minimun and the drinks that I had to buy only amounted to $12 despite our group buying several hundreds of dollars worth of drinks. I tried to fix the situation by offering to add a $3 tips (seemed friendly) but was quickly dismissed by a very abnoxious bar tender that he didn't care if I was part of the party that was being held there and that I should buy another drink or go find and ATM. Clearly not a place that is interested in repeate business.

The drinks are ok, the music is a bit too loud, you be the judge.

1
★★★☆☆

I recently got a chance to check out Tonic thanks to a friend's engagement party. By the time we left, the place was open to the public and getting crowded. Upon closing out the tab the bartended let me know that it was a $15 minimun and the drinks that I had to buy only amounted to $12 despite our group buying several hundreds of dollars worth of drinks. I tried to fix the situation by offering to add a $3 tips (seemed friendly) but was quickly dismissed by a very abnoxious bar tender that he didn't care if I was part of the party that was being held there and that I should buy another drink or go find and ATM. Clearly not a place that is interested in repeate business.

The drinks are ok, the music is a bit too loud, you be the judge.

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It's convenient to stop in and have a drink on the way home from work. It gets crowded later on, not bad if you like that kind of thing. the drinks are good and the bartenders are entertaining.

2
★★★★☆

It's convenient to stop in and have a drink on the way home from work. It gets crowded later on, not bad if you like that kind of thing. the drinks are good and the bartenders are entertaining.

Pros: convenient

Cons: parking

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I went here on a Tuesday night, so i'm sure that had something to do with my experience. The place was a low key hang-out spot. The bartender was really cool and hipped us to a new drink. The juke box played an ecclectic mix of songs. If you go on a Tuesday, don't expect to get any numbers or see lots of women on the prowl. I'd be curious to see what the place is like on the weekends.

2
★★★★☆

I went here on a Tuesday night, so i'm sure that had something to do with my experience. The place was a low key hang-out spot. The bartender was really cool and hipped us to a new drink. The juke box played an ecclectic mix of songs. If you go on a Tuesday, don't expect to get any numbers or see lots of women on the prowl. I'd be curious to see what the place is like on the weekends.

Pros: Low-key, Friendly bartender

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Tonic is definitely my favorite neighborhood bar. Weekdays are chill, and the bartenders are always friendly. It also has a great vibe on the weekend when it's busy. I seem to always run into friends there since a lot of people from the neighborhood frequent the spot. Great jukbox too!

2
★★★★★

Tonic is definitely my favorite neighborhood bar. Weekdays are chill, and the bartenders are always friendly. It also has a great vibe on the weekend when it's busy. I seem to always run into friends there since a lot of people from the neighborhood frequent the spot. Great jukbox too!

Pros: Friendly staff, Great cocktails, Jukebox

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From the reviews I gather this place is not suitably hip. I'm evidently not hip enough to care. During two visits we had the same excellent bartender. Since we stopped by for before-dinner cocktails, the drink prices were great. Then off for a short unstable walk to any of the great Polk street restaurants!

2
★★★★★

From the reviews I gather this place is not suitably hip. I'm evidently not hip enough to care. During two visits we had the same excellent bartender. Since we stopped by for before-dinner cocktails, the drink prices were great. Then off for a short unstable walk to any of the great Polk street restaurants!

Pros: Great Bartender, Cheap Happy Hour, Location, Location ..

Cons: Parking Challenging?

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Gummy bears are good, drinks ok--fine for after work happy hour. Unless the guitar-playing solo act is on, then RUN...

1
★★★☆☆

Gummy bears are good, drinks ok--fine for after work happy hour. Unless the guitar-playing solo act is on, then RUN...

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Aside from the scantily clad female bartenders, horrible music (david gray song played 4 times by one of the waitresses in less than an hour) it was a nice place. Drinks were a bit expensive, but the darkness and cute decor made it surprisingly romatic. Alot of single women on the prowl. Perfect pick up bar.

2
★★★★☆

Aside from the scantily clad female bartenders, horrible music (david gray song played 4 times by one of the waitresses in less than an hour) it was a nice place. Drinks were a bit expensive, but the darkness and cute decor made it surprisingly romatic. Alot of single women on the prowl. Perfect pick up bar.

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This place is brutal except for the snappy dressed doorman. My guy friend's are crazy about him and he's often crazy back! Nothing good happens here except for the occasional yell of, " to the bottom," has merry toasters drain their drinks.

1
★★★☆☆

This place is brutal except for the snappy dressed doorman. My guy friend's are crazy about him and he's often crazy back! Nothing good happens here except for the occasional yell of, " to the bottom," has merry toasters drain their drinks.

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visited Tonic the other night with a girlfriend and was not impressed. Basically a lot of try hard trendoyds sitting around a fairly boring bar. Fake breasted, stupid barmaids certainly don't add much. Most look like they work at the Hustler club on their nights off. Better off going to The Royal Oak, just down the rd. Far better ambience and crowd, and less pretense.

0
★☆☆☆☆

visited Tonic the other night with a girlfriend and was not impressed. Basically a lot of try hard trendoyds sitting around a fairly boring bar. Fake breasted, stupid barmaids certainly don't add much. Most look like they work at the Hustler club on their nights off. Better off going to The Royal Oak, just down the rd. Far better ambience and crowd, and less pretense.

Pros: none, none, none

Cons: expensive, boring, waste of time

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Cool people. Fun bartenders. Great drinks. The best happy hour on Polk St. No attitude. Very cozy.

2
★★★★★

Cool people. Fun bartenders. Great drinks. The best happy hour on Polk St. No attitude. Very cozy.

Pros: no attitude, friendly bartenders, great drinks

Cons: drunk yuppies, no parking

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Good looking bartenders ,good place to meet people, good place to go with your girlfriends, sit at the bar and gab over strong, delicious beverages

2
★★★★★

Good looking bartenders ,good place to meet people, good place to go with your girlfriends, sit at the bar and gab over strong, delicious beverages

Pros: good location, friendly staff, good jukebox

Cons: sometimes too crowded, parking

 

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