The Blue Light

★★★★★
Daily specials entice flirtatious singles at this swamped Cow Hollow bar.
  • 1979 Union St

    San Francisco, CA 94123

    Cross street: Buchanan Street

    Map & Directions
  • 415-922-5510

About The Blue Light

Hours
Bar Hours: Mon-Friday 4pm-2am; Sat & Sun 9am-2am Kitchen Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-8pm

Food

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The Blue Light is a fun bar that has tasty bar food and good atmosphere. If youre not in the mood to watch a sports game on one of their many televisions you can hit the back room and play pool. Its spacious and seems like it always has a good crowd.

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★★★★☆

The Blue Light is a fun bar that has tasty bar food and good atmosphere. If youre not in the mood to watch a sports game on one of their many televisions you can hit the back room and play pool. Its spacious and seems like it always has a good crowd.

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I don't usually post about bar food but this was a special Saturday afternoon in San Fransisco. We needed a place to watch the Michigan game while traveling and were pointed to Blue Light Cafe. They were very well set up with signs on each TV detailing which game will be shown at particular times. We arrived plenty early to secure a good seat for our game. When it was all said and done we spent too much money, drank a lot of pitchers and spent a healthy nine or so hours in the same corner. Big Blue beat Indiana and everyone had a great time. Dinner time arrived so I picked something off the menu for nourishment. I ordered mac 'n cheese with a side salad. It was surprisingly good and well cooked given the location. The salad wasn't half bad either. For bar food on game-day Saturday, I was impressed.

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★★★★☆

I don't usually post about bar food but this was a special Saturday afternoon in San Fransisco. We needed a place to watch the Michigan game while traveling and were pointed to Blue Light Cafe. They were very well set up with signs on each TV detailing which game will be shown at particular times. We arrived plenty early to secure a good seat for our game. When it was all said and done we spent too much money, drank a lot of pitchers and spent a healthy nine or so hours in the same corner. Big Blue beat Indiana and everyone had a great time. Dinner time arrived so I picked something off the menu for nourishment. I ordered mac 'n cheese with a side salad. It was surprisingly good and well cooked given the location. The salad wasn't half bad either. For bar food on game-day Saturday, I was impressed.

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I love going to Blue Light. Ive been here countless times and the place is always packed with a mix of cool young people. The bar has a casual vibe with hip & friendly Marina crowds in their 20s and 30s. Nothing pretentious about this Marina hangout and people always seem to be having fun. Terrific drinks and great food at great prices. And yes, the TACO TUESDAYS are the best!

2
★★★★★

I love going to Blue Light. Ive been here countless times and the place is always packed with a mix of cool young people. The bar has a casual vibe with hip & friendly Marina crowds in their 20s and 30s. Nothing pretentious about this Marina hangout and people always seem to be having fun. Terrific drinks and great food at great prices. And yes, the TACO TUESDAYS are the best!

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This is a terrific after work joint. Crowded with lots of good looking people. I went there last night and had a blast. Check it out if you are in SF.

2
★★★★★

This is a terrific after work joint. Crowded with lots of good looking people. I went there last night and had a blast. Check it out if you are in SF.

Pros: Good looking people, great drinks

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Good sports bar and sports bar fare. TV for major events viewing draws good but not rowdy crowds . Enjoy the ribs wings tacos and burgers.The staff is friendly and cheerful.

4
★★★★☆

Good sports bar and sports bar fare. TV for major events viewing draws good but not rowdy crowds . Enjoy the ribs wings tacos and burgers.The staff is friendly and cheerful.

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This is a great sports bar with a good menu. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. They have a full bar with plenty to offer and the prices are below $10 for most items.

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★★★★★

This is a great sports bar with a good menu. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. They have a full bar with plenty to offer and the prices are below $10 for most items.

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We went to the Blue Light the other night with co-workers after work. Always a fun time. We sampled various app's all which were tasty and the Fat Tire's were ice cold. Also, the juke box has a large variety of tunes which is great. They've added a Wi game in the back which seemed very popular.

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★★★★☆

We went to the Blue Light the other night with co-workers after work. Always a fun time. We sampled various app's all which were tasty and the Fat Tire's were ice cold. Also, the juke box has a large variety of tunes which is great. They've added a Wi game in the back which seemed very popular.

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I have been here a few times and each time it is a very fun and very different experience. The one thing I do like as that even when the bartenders are slammed, they still make certain to take a look around and see if you are running low on your beverages.\r
They are so accommodating that one time, one of the bartenders- Lance knew I was driving some friends and offered me coffee since I wasn't drinking that night but he wanted to make sure I was having a good time.\r
Next time I go back I am making sure someone else drives so I can really enjoy myself.

2
★★★★★

I have been here a few times and each time it is a very fun and very different experience. The one thing I do like as that even when the bartenders are slammed, they still make certain to take a look around and see if you are running low on your beverages.\r
They are so accommodating that one time, one of the bartenders- Lance knew I was driving some friends and offered me coffee since I wasn't drinking that night but he wanted to make sure I was having a good time.\r
Next time I go back I am making sure someone else drives so I can really enjoy myself.

Pros: Nice decor and very comfortable. Not a boring, nasty ordinary bar but one with charm

Cons: Gets pretty busy so make sure you are ready to get cozy with your neighbor (not always a bad thing)

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I make the Blue Light a regular stop on my late night tour of the city. The bartenders and staff are always very friendly and concerned that you don't leave without having a good drink or story! It isn't trendy; it just has that neighborhood bar feel to it unlike many others on Union Street. The food is good, there's always great music playing and on the weekend you can dance in the back! This bar is a regular meeting place for me and my friends as it is comfortable and close to many other destinations we like to frequent!

2
★★★★★

I make the Blue Light a regular stop on my late night tour of the city. The bartenders and staff are always very friendly and concerned that you don't leave without having a good drink or story! It isn't trendy; it just has that neighborhood bar feel to it unlike many others on Union Street. The food is good, there's always great music playing and on the weekend you can dance in the back! This bar is a regular meeting place for me and my friends as it is comfortable and close to many other destinations we like to frequent!

Pros: Very friendly people

Cons: Parking - except for late night

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Visiting San Francisco from New York for the first time in a few years,\r
I went to the neighborhood Blue Light, a staple in the Marina, which\r
welcomes everyone! The menu is simple but delicious....something for\r
everyone. The bartenders remain the best in the city. Drinks are strong.\r
Prices are reasonable and I don't feel like I get that yuppie attitude.\r
Friendly atmosphere will definitely have me back again.

2
★★★★★

Visiting San Francisco from New York for the first time in a few years,\r
I went to the neighborhood Blue Light, a staple in the Marina, which\r
welcomes everyone! The menu is simple but delicious....something for\r
everyone. The bartenders remain the best in the city. Drinks are strong.\r
Prices are reasonable and I don't feel like I get that yuppie attitude.\r
Friendly atmosphere will definitely have me back again.

Pros: No attitude. Menu has something for everyone. Great happy hour.

Cons: Can get crowded late night

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I met the most wonderful and hansom bartender Elliot. He is a perfect fit for the taco tuesday craze that happens every week. He will be a star in this town for years to come...

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★★★★☆

I met the most wonderful and hansom bartender Elliot. He is a perfect fit for the taco tuesday craze that happens every week. He will be a star in this town for years to come...

Pros: Elliot the bartender

Cons: the crowds

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I think blue light is one of the best bars in SF. The wait staff never seems to let me down. If I order a beer they usually ask me, ""what kind?"" Isn't that great? I met my wife at blue light in 05 so I always feel like I should drop a huge tip when I order there tacos on tuesdays. My wife orders SIX! She needs to cut back but they're so good! I always like to liven up the dance floor when I hear the dj play hits like 2pac and John Denver. That's where I met my wife by the way, she was on the dance floor dressed as a naughty nurse. But don't worry it was Halloween. I love Blue Light...see you there!

2
★★★★★

I think blue light is one of the best bars in SF. The wait staff never seems to let me down. If I order a beer they usually ask me, ""what kind?"" Isn't that great? I met my wife at blue light in 05 so I always feel like I should drop a huge tip when I order there tacos on tuesdays. My wife orders SIX! She needs to cut back but they're so good! I always like to liven up the dance floor when I hear the dj play hits like 2pac and John Denver. That's where I met my wife by the way, she was on the dance floor dressed as a naughty nurse. But don't worry it was Halloween. I love Blue Light...see you there!

Pros: Cheap Drinks

Cons: It gets hot when it's hot

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Whether it is in the beginning of the night or the end, I always seems to have a great time here. I love Tuesdays and recently our group has started going in on weekends. There always seem to be attractive men around...which is good for us. I love the beers on tap-always cold-and actually the drinks are the cheapest in the area. It is a great deal for food & cocktails. Afternoons are great too & Super Bowl should be a blast. Hope to see you there!

2
★★★★★

Whether it is in the beginning of the night or the end, I always seems to have a great time here. I love Tuesdays and recently our group has started going in on weekends. There always seem to be attractive men around...which is good for us. I love the beers on tap-always cold-and actually the drinks are the cheapest in the area. It is a great deal for food & cocktails. Afternoons are great too & Super Bowl should be a blast. Hope to see you there!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great staff, attractive interior

Cons: parking

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The chicken tacos are the best! Service is fast and friendly, even when it's packed! The only drawback, only one stall in the ladies restroom, but, the wait's not too bad.

2
★★★★★

The chicken tacos are the best! Service is fast and friendly, even when it's packed! The only drawback, only one stall in the ladies restroom, but, the wait's not too bad.

Pros: Service, Staff

Cons: restroom

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I love this place. Every time i come, Ican never seem to leave. The staff are all pretty nice and attentive.This has been and still is my favorite bar in this area. I actually met my present boyfriend here, and can name 4 other women who have done the same. I also love the Blue Light salad- check it out.

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★★★★★

I love this place. Every time i come, Ican never seem to leave. The staff are all pretty nice and attentive.This has been and still is my favorite bar in this area. I actually met my present boyfriend here, and can name 4 other women who have done the same. I also love the Blue Light salad- check it out.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great staff, Good food

Cons: late nite crowds

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After outgrowing many of the bars on/around Union St, the Bluelight still rocks. It's a great place to meet friends for a drink when you want to totally chill on Mondays & Wednesday and they have amazing drink specials. Those days you realize how nice the inside is (quite loungy). Tues, Thurs & Weekends are bit rowdier but still fun. The bartenders and some of the regulars there are great. There is a reason why this bar has been around for so many years and continues to do well!

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★★★★★

After outgrowing many of the bars on/around Union St, the Bluelight still rocks. It's a great place to meet friends for a drink when you want to totally chill on Mondays & Wednesday and they have amazing drink specials. Those days you realize how nice the inside is (quite loungy). Tues, Thurs & Weekends are bit rowdier but still fun. The bartenders and some of the regulars there are great. There is a reason why this bar has been around for so many years and continues to do well!

Pros: great atmosphere, good drinks/specials, nice place to hang

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is fantastic for Taco Tuesday. Bartenders are friendly and the overall bar is way cool. Great place to hang after work and the weekends. Good value to.

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★★★★★

is fantastic for Taco Tuesday. Bartenders are friendly and the overall bar is way cool. Great place to hang after work and the weekends. Good value to.

Pros: Lively Crowd, Taco Tuesdays, Great Martinis

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After going to the Blue Light for the past 10 years, not much has changed. The bartenders are still sociable and a lot of fun, the drinks are still relatively cheap, and the mood is still that of a bacchanalia.

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★★★★★

After going to the Blue Light for the past 10 years, not much has changed. The bartenders are still sociable and a lot of fun, the drinks are still relatively cheap, and the mood is still that of a bacchanalia.

Pros: Relatively Cheap, Good Looking Crowd, Unpretentious

Cons: Sometimes Too crowded

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Blue Light has the feel of great local tavern while displaying signs of modern elegance. The young, good looking crowd hangs here! It's the place to be.

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★★★★★

Blue Light has the feel of great local tavern while displaying signs of modern elegance. The young, good looking crowd hangs here! It's the place to be.

Pros: Inexpensive, Happening

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The Blue Light never disappoints when it comes to a fun, lively and curious crowd. I have been to the Blue Light numerous times and I find it one of the more refreshing places to hang out whether watching a sporting event, stopping off on my way home, or just hanging with friends and the staff. Speaking of the staff they are always helpful, friendly and attentive.

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★★★★★

The Blue Light never disappoints when it comes to a fun, lively and curious crowd. I have been to the Blue Light numerous times and I find it one of the more refreshing places to hang out whether watching a sporting event, stopping off on my way home, or just hanging with friends and the staff. Speaking of the staff they are always helpful, friendly and attentive.

Pros: Fun Crowd, Great Staff, Great Location

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Recommended for any afternoon of the week but Taco Tuesday is my favorite. Arrive before 5:30pm to secure a seat at the bar; leave before 8:00pm. I go for the fun bartenders and regulars; they always a fun story to tellask them about New Orleans.

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★★★★★

Recommended for any afternoon of the week but Taco Tuesday is my favorite. Arrive before 5:30pm to secure a seat at the bar; leave before 8:00pm. I go for the fun bartenders and regulars; they always a fun story to tellask them about New Orleans.

Pros: regulars, bartenders, specials

Cons: late-night kids

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Yes, it's young. Yes, it's trendy. Yes it's yuppie. But if you are too, or if you don't mind being around those who are, this is a great bar! Extra-shtiff drinks and great bartenders makes this a favorite for me. The barkeeps can be very generous with the regulars too! Try Taco Tuesday for cheap drinks and eats and a good crowd.

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★★★★★

Yes, it's young. Yes, it's trendy. Yes it's yuppie. But if you are too, or if you don't mind being around those who are, this is a great bar! Extra-shtiff drinks and great bartenders makes this a favorite for me. The barkeeps can be very generous with the regulars too! Try Taco Tuesday for cheap drinks and eats and a good crowd.

Pros: drinks, food

 

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