3388 19th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.760251 -122.419022
Bar open till 2am
Neighborhoods: Mission, Central East
okay so we were very excited to come here because of all the great things we read and heard about this place we even planned ahead..so i was very very disappointed as soon as we walked in. we were only there like 5 min and could not stand the smell of the place, there was no were comfortable to sit and it was so small..i cannot believe that there is a 5 dollar charge for a place like this ive been to better places with no charge. we immediately left the place and got a refund.
Rip off – Last Saturday I went out with a group of girls for a Bachelorette Party. After dinner we stopped by Little Baobab for some dancing after hearing how much fun it was there. There were 7 of us total. At the door we were told there was a $5 per person cover charge. After a little haggling with the doorman, he let the Bachelorette in for free and charged us $25 for the remaining 6 of us (a big savings of $5). After we got in we noticed that the drink list taped to the bar stated that ladies got in free before 10:30 on Friday and Saturday nights. After looking at my watch, I noticed that it was only 10:15. I was a little irritated that we had just paid $25 to get into a bar that was no bigger that my garage. When we asked the doorman that had taken our money about it, he told us that "tonight was special". He couldn't tell us what was special about that night nor was it a holiday. On top of that, the beer that I ordered had some type of goey stuff on the bottom of the bottle. After wiping it off with a napkin, I smelled by hand (which was a big mistake) and it smelled like it had been sitting in something nasty for quite some time. So needless to say, I left there feeling taken advantage of, dissappointed and disgusted.
Cool music – It was really fun, they had great music and a really chill vibe. it wasn't too crowded. The drinks were a little expensive but it's to be expected.
One of the best experiences in San Francisco – I cannot say enough good things about Little Baobab. The food is cheap, it is excellent, the drinks are amazing (be sure to try the homemade rum/vodkas infused with fresh fruit), and they spin the best music I have heard in the city (sucre/French African and Latin beats with some reggae influence). After midnight, the place turns into an international dance fest...you cannot go there and not dance. It is actually physically impossible I think. The staff is super friendly--when you go there, you feel like you are hanging out at a friend's house. If you want a formal dining experience with pretention (and air conditioning), don't go here. If you want to let go and have a great time, go here.
Not Quite Senegalese – As a frequent visitor to Senegal and a friend of many Senegalese, I was greatly dissapointed to find names of Senegalese dishes that bor very little resemblance to actual Senegalese food that I have eaten over the years in Senegal. I saw only one person in restaurant who was Senegalese and saw no persons from Senegal in the kitchen. There were Senegalese dishes on the menu, but not what was actually served. The atmosphere was lively and I thought that there were a lot of young folks who had probably been to Senegal in the Peace Corps, etc. and that they came because of the food. I don't believe after having the food, that these people were coming because the food reminded them of Senegal. The place was jumping. The food...blah!!
LOVE Little Baobab – We live around the corner and every chance I get, I try to swing dinner and cocktails at the LB. The food is cheap, fresh, and really tasty. My sugestions include the crabcake, the tropical salad, the hummus, and the peach melba...but really, I've had most of the menu and for the most part, it all rocks! For main dishes, they cook up a mean chicken curry. Their cocktails are all innovative and interesting, but some are definitely an acquired taste...The DJ and sometimes salsa dancing don't hurt the scene, either.
so so so cute but not on a budget – the atmosphere is fabulous, you can't not get atleast one cool drink (like the hibiscus margarita. MMMmmm) and the shrimp dish is awesome but if you're feeling poor thi splace is not for you.
Enjoy tropical drinks while a DJ spins world beats for a diverse Mission crowd. – In Short
Batik tapestries, bright paintings and Christmas-style lights line the walls of this small, hybrid nightclub-restaurant. A DJ spins lively grooves nightly and things can get extra tight on the tiny dance-floor--even once the handful of dining tables are cleared. Chalkboards behind the bar list selections from three drink menus and it's common for the staff to be dancing almost as hard as the fun-loving patrons.
A great treat – I've been a handful of times, and the food seems to be only getting better and better. It's really refreshing to have a afrocaribbean restaurant in the city for fans like me. Although the place is small, it's really fun and cozy. The cari poulet (chicken curry) is delicious as the spices are perfect and the chicken tender and falling off the bones. the coconut shrimp is also very fragrant and yummy. also try their chocolate brownie, one of the best i've had.
Also a good bar/salsa scene – Wednesday night the gang converged on this Mission restaurant/bar. While seating was sparse, we had a nice place outside and quaffed a few drinks. They were a bit strange about the bottles outside, but a mere transfer into classes dispelled their qualms. As they rest of the crew arrived we went inside to cut up the floor with the sassy Latin rhythms. There were a few salsa pros there, and Maggie and I showed them a few moves I suspect will be making the rounds to other salsa scenes. Stoney was unstoppable and busted quite a few moves himself. Overall, good night, good dancing (though it took a while to get everyone on the floor), and plenty of drinks.
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