1121 Polk St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.787264 -122.419979
Neighborhoods: Civic Center, Northeast
Awful bartender – It was my second time at blur for happy hour. My first experience was great! The bartender Michelle was awesome. She has a good system for remembering your second drink is free. On my second visit, there was a bartender named Tiffany, and she didn't do anything to remind herself about your second drink being free. It started getting crowded, I had an open tab, and I started thinking this girl better not be charging every round. The last drink I ordered was at 5:50 p.m right before happy hour ended. I closed my tab at 7:00 and sure enough she had charged me the last three drinks individually. I tried to tell her but she just wasn't having it. She said happy hour is only until 6, well yeah! I didn't order after 6. She's an idiot! Seems like she does this often, because when I got there the guy sitting next to me was telling her that the last time he had been there she ran his credit card through twice. She didn't even care or try to help him. I won't go there again, when she's bartending. BEWARE!!!!
Best place to chillax. – Blur has become my favorite bar in town. My friends and I go to trivia night every Wednesday and it is fabulous! The bartenders are awesome and the drinks are yummy. Have fun!
Blur Rocks! – I think this bar is awesome. These other people reviewing it are probably lame, especially the dorks asking for tropical drinks. Who does that? This bar is cool and the people working there know what they're doing and they're really fun. I went there for St. Patrick's Day and the place was slammin, so obviously I'm not the only one who thinks it's great.
blur – The staff was so rude it was a surprise. The people that work here need to go back to high school and learn some manners. I wouldn't go back to this bar on my own choice EVER! The blondey bartender is especially rude even though she appears nice.
Great Atomosphere! – It was my 24th B-day and I decided to celebrate in the city and we were walking from our restuarant to a karaoke place and wanted to find a bar on the way....we just happened upon Blur. And wow! I couldn't have been happier! It is set up lounge style. They didn't a dj but had great tunes on and great art on the walls. The drinks were strong (esp the teas) and they were able to make all the drink requests I made (with the exception of one time....while they were getting more midori). I had a blast and would definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a chill lounge to hang out in with your friends....check out blur....
PS: The women's bathroom was clean!! :)
DJ beats spun inside a seductive Tenderloin lounge. – In Short
This place is sexier than the other bars on this gritty block. Black-clad waitstaff walk back and forth on resurfaced wood floors, serving dates and larger crews relaxing on the plush red banquette and mauve ottomans in this candlelit oasis. A sleek, steel-surface bar seating 12 is decorated with dishes of ever-changing Japanese candy and glasses brimming with signature intoxicants, like the island-induced Punch Cocktail and Blurry Dog (vodka, sake, grapefruit juice).
SO bad the 6 of us just walked out. – I don't know what the citysearch review is talking about, their drink selection is the worst of any bar I've ever been to, bad fratty dive bars included. My girlfriend and some of our friends just planned a trip to Hawaii and wanted to celebrate with tropical drinks, but then the rude bartender simply told us they didn't have anything of the sort (despite what the citysearch review said). OK, we were in a good mood, so we just settled for beers, and they had fat tire on tap, so I thought I'd get that. The fat tire isn't cold. Alright, how about an Amstel Light? We've got Bud Light! We refused to pay $5 for bud lights (which were probably not even cold), so the six of us just walked out.
late night sushi and sake – The sushi was surprisingly good. I wasn't expecting much because it's in the tenderloin, but everything I had tasted fresh and delicious. The grilled tuna and sashimi plate were both excellent and well worth the price. I love that there's a place where I can go to get good food even at midnight.
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