2007 16Th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.765738 -122.406752
Neighborhoods: Central East, Potrero
go Giants! – I can't wait to watch the Giants crush the Rangers right HERE at Il Pirata. LOVE This place!!
Mixture of Reggae, Hip Hop, Top 40, 80s, but mostly sports dive bar – Il Pirata is mostly a joint for regular friendly sports dive bar flies who love the Giants and 49ers, though one can't really enjoy the few screen TVs because of the bar chitter chatter. A couple of the bartenders are cool. The owner who also bartends hardly ever throws down drinks for regulars. Also, Happy Hours don't exist here. The music is mediocre here, ranging from terrible top 40, 80s (not the memorable ones, the songs you want to forget), terrible DJ techno on Wednesday nights, and once in awhile they have a DJ on Saturdays and Sundays who spins hip hop/reggae that is blasted from the speakers, so loud it sounds horrible. The food (pizza, chicken, salad) is tasty, but the dining area is dark and dingy. Reggae Sundays has an outside BBQ with tender jamaican chicken. The write-up mentions filet mignon, but I have never seen, heard, or been able to order it. The outside patio is full of local regulars who hog the dart board. Don't expect a romantic night time. The outside patio is right next to a dumpster, so foul smells come over sometimes and rumor has it thar small creatures sneak around the back. The restaurant summary and photos give you a false sense of uplifting, bright dining experience. Il PIrata is unpredictable and can be crowded or near empty, but most of it depends on if there are events, such as private party, salsa, or local sports night.
All around great place in the Mission District – I always get great service here and the food is great, especially for how affordable it is! The main dining room has really cool, comfy, old-style boothes to sit in -- great for large groups to sit in a semi-circle booth, have cocktails and eat good but affordable italian food. Its also the kind of place you can just have cocktails but still sit in the dining room boothes. Good appetizers/snakc food too.
I've never had a bad experience there. The karoke on thursday nights is fun too!
not a place to eat – If you are going there to eat with your family you will be disappointed. This place is more of a bar. The food is not good at all. I have only been there to hang out a few times and it seems like a cool place for that.
Great psy trance on wednesdays – I have been to this bar on mostly wednesdays to hear some goa/psy trance. It is very fast music but it is really good if you are into this kind of trance music. the people there are great and the dj's are very talented. I have a blast every time I go.
A restaurant-bar serving affordable American and Italian food to Potrero Hill residents and business professionals. – In Short
This hangout consists of two large indoor spaces, plus an open-air side patio. One room houses a wooden bar where regulars sit and watch sports on two large-screen TVs, surrounded by framed Budweiser posters and a revolving Bass sign. The other room features an ornate wall mural of the deep ocean and large booth-style vinyl couches. After 9pm, cafeteria tables in the second room are removed to create a dance space.
il pirata is ill!! – great little bar. ask billy to get in one the 1-2-3-4-5-6 dice game and maybe you can make a couple of hundred.... good food, good peeps, great one off events. il pirata is ill. period.
Grrrrrreat food! – Remy is a fantastic Chef at Il Pirata! Personable and knows how to cook !
Il pirata has revamped their eating area and its nice to be able to have a happy hour with an outdoor patio. Very Comfortable and great prices and I highly recommend !
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