ALWAYS A ROCKIN GOOD TIME!!.
I've been to the ambassador several times now and I don't agree with previous reviewers who find the service snobby and the music terrible. I reserved a table in the upstairs area for my girlfriends 30th birthday and found the cocktail servers to be bubbly and attentive. Boo hoo to the previous reviewer who doesn't understand the concept of a reservation, considering it's a widely accepted practice at bars, clubs and restaurants in SF. I've also been able to see great DJ's like Vice and AM who mainly play outside of SF and are extremely fun! The bartenders are efficient and quick and I love the fact that the bathroom line is never long.
The ambassador never disappoints!
Posh lounge with an Old Vegas aesthetic brings an L.A. vibe to the mean streets of the Tenderloin..
One of the many venues spawned by the Vintage 415 crew, this two-level lounge practically purrs with seductive touces like masculine leather seating areas, exposed brick, twinkling chandeliers and custom black wallpaper sporting the establishment's logo. Antique-style rotary phones set into the booths give patrons' a lifeline to the bar (and to each other), where bartenders churn house-made mixers into classic cocktails. Upstairs, an intimate, lofted space with low-set seating and a second, smaller bar overlooks the action down below.
snobs galore. This bar serves great drinks and has a nice ambiance but is trying to be way too posh for it's own good. We were there celebrating a friend's birthday on a Friday night and were rudely warned repetedly that we would soon be booted from our comfy seats due to the bottle service that would be set up. Seriously...we are not in New York City here, we are in the Tenderloin. If this bar wants to stay open it should probably tone the snobby attitude down a notch.
Cool venue, bad music..
Awesome decor, great service, but terrible music. Do we need the same djs that play at every
other downtown venue. And mash ups, so corny and very, very over. There's
no dancefloor so do we need the top 40 schlock and stoopid mash up stuff. Some of
us are adults. Book some real djs, and play some good music 'cos once the novelty is
over you're just another lounge with bad djs in a city full of lounges with bad djs. And please
drop the mash ups, do some research, that fad is over!
Worth Every Second. fantasic place that brings a different feel every night. The decor, people and overall feel of the place is excellent. Earlier in the week for a more relaxed environment. Later in the week for a raging good time.
Sad Thursday Night. I saw the photo here on CitySearch and I thought it might be a great spot to try out with a friend in from out of town. I thought the decor was kind of fun, but it was dude-city. The ratio of girl to guy was abysmal. I want to say it was just San Francisco on a Thursday, and maybe the girls weren't out on a Thursday after Valentine's day, but it was just almost all dudes in suits and not really fun. However, service in the top back bar was terrific and friendly. It seems like they did a good job of making a nice looking place and they did have fun booths for bottle service. But it also smelled like bleach as soon as you walked in the door, like they cleaned musty old carpets or something. Combined with the sword fight and I'm not considering returning soon. I wish them well as it looked like they had good intentions. It just needs to be tweaked to make it more fun.
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