798 Brannan St @ 7th, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.772641 -122.409915
Neighborhoods: Central East
hi cityseartch – i always go here after work. love the food love the beer. nothing better
This place is awesome! – Couldn't really ask for a nicer day in the city. When you have to be at work you might as well break up the day by meeting a few friends for lunch at Mars Bar. I ordered the Ahi - tuna salad but the tuna was out for the day. Instead I ordered the three tacos and loved em! The back patio is a great escape from the rest of the city! I will be back again and again.
SoMa bar with cocktails, appetizers and a heated patio. – The big draw here is a large patio complete with bar and several tables, although billiards, an extra-long happy hour and a surprisingly tasty menu of Cali favorites--ahi tuna with wasabi aioli on brioche, pullled pork, and a chicken sandwich with warm brie and crisp apple slices on a baguette--reel them in too. Flatsreens hang above a bar that offers a handful of tap beers and specialty cocktails, like James' Giant Peach (fruit-flavored vodka, citrus essence, fresh lemon and lime) and an Oatmeal Cookie (Bailey's, butterscotch liqueur, Goldschlager) to a diverse crowd of neighborhood residents, cops, hard-partying young pretty things, and the occasional SoMa sketchball.
"Really amazingly attentive service without the attitude you get from some clubs!" (Fabu2000, Citysearch user)
"Nice patio in back allowed our group to sit together and enjoy finger food and a few rounds of drinks." (mark, Citysearch user)
"This bar has potential to be a nice hangout...however, the problem is that the drinks are small and more expensive than comparable bars." (expertrater, Citysearch user)
First class small club scene with decent eats. – Great atmosphere, wild music from live DJ,ran from Urban breaks to Funk -cool. Really amazingly attentive service without the attitude you get from some clubs!
A spot to quench your thirst – We went to Mars after work to celebrate some results. Nice patio in back allowed our group to sit together and enjoy finger food and a few rounds of drinks. Our waitress provided good service and met all of our needs. Pool table allowed for some entertainment as well as the Giants on the tv screens.
Fun, local bar – We always pass this place up on the way to Trader Joe's, so we finally decided to see what it was about. We went on a Friday night to have some drinks. It was pretty spacious, with a pool table and an outdoor patio, which I especially liked. We didn't have any food, but it smelled good. Fun, lively crowd. I'll go back.
Yummy Sunday Brunch – We decided to try out the new Sunday Brunch at Mars and both ended up having the "Omelette Special of the Day" which turned out to be anything we wanted! The food was good ... the roasted potatos were fab and he omelettes were delicious - they were decent in size (not huge - which is fine by me). All the ingredients were fresh and put together by someone who can cook (not like some of the hacks in other places). The service was attentive, without being intrusive and the bartender was a nice guy. Personally, I liked the music ... it was an eclectic mix of 80s and 90s stuff. The outside patio is quite nice with some funky plastic flowers mixed in with the usual (real) greenery. All in all, Mars is an attractive place (better than the exterior would suggest). We'll be going back again, for sure.
Not Bad for a Corner Bar with a Patio! – With a new interior and a very nice outdoor patio, our whole office thinks Mars is a great place to go after work for beers, playing pool, having a burger and sitting outside to smoke. Yes, sometimes the crowd is eclectic but that is why we think it is a cool place. The music is a little bit of this and that but just grooves along.
The food is incredible. This is by far the best burger in the city but we have all had the quesadilla's and chicken wings and they're good also. We like their beer selection. The margarita's and cocktails come in BIG glasses.
By the way, the guys think the girls are cute and the girls in the office think they have cute guys hanging out but I think it's an attractive crowd for all of us with mixed sexual persuasions.
We think Mars has potential!
i'd still give it a chance – I hadn't been here since february & read the expatretor's review so when i randomly stopped by last saturday night i was suspect of how it was going to be. but i have to tell you i haven't had that much fun anywhere in a long time. i don't know what they heard for music before but the music saturday night was great! from a little classic house to some prince and even new order. bartender was even dancing on the bar with this really cute girl before the night was over. maybe i'm used to paying too much for drinks as it is but i didn't think it was that expensive as other reviewers said, but the bar manager told me that he was aware of customer's comments and was already working on lowering them. does that mean i'll be drinking twice as much now? i'd definately go back.
Avoid – I don't get it, why this funlovingirl loved it?
This place is SO bad. Ok, easy parking and they have a patio that's the only plus. On the other side the drinks are expensive and small, the music is just bad, there is no atmosphere at all, no style... I went there twice during the week and weekend at around 9PM and each time it was empty...
The worst thing is that I wanted to have lunch on Saturday on their patio and at 2PM they were CLOSE! Saturday, sun shinning, they have an isolated patio and they were close!!! Obviously there is something wrong with this place
To avoid there are lots of other nice bar in SF.
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