About Players Sports Grill & Arcade
A bright and energetic restaurant with 35+ HDTVs that broadcast 200+ sports channels, Players also serves up scrumptious Contemporary American fare and fresh seafood. Come for happy hour and cheer on your favorite teams while sipping one of the 15 brews on tap, or engage in friendly competition on the dozens of games at the arcade.
For a change of pace, make your way to the new Luau Lounge for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay, including Alcatraz Island and the numerous sail boats. Luau Lounge is the city's only waterfront Tiki Bar, and serves a full menu along with fruity and refreshing Tiki-inspired cocktails! Aloha a la San Francisco!
Contemporary American, Seafood, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Beach St. & The Embarcadero
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join your fellow sports fans and watch your favorite team play for the win on 35 HDTVs or private tableside TVs at Players Sports Grill & Arcade! Now boasting the Pac-12 Network, Players offers the complete game-day package! Relax in San Francisco’s only Waterfront Tiki Bar, with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and sip on one of our 15 beers on tap, classic Tiki cocktails and savor the California cuisine.
With more than 75 thrilling arcade games, including some classics like Air Hockey, Skeeball, NBA Hoops and more, Players Sports Grill & Arcade is your #1 destination for sports fun!
The Pier 39 Garage is directly across the street from Pier 39. We offer a parking validation to anyone who purchases 2 entrees or more.
Located on the Historic F Line Street Car route, Pier 39 has a dedicated stop. There is also direct ferry service from Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland.
Private Party Facilities:
Make your next corporate or private event a big win for your whole team! Our Sports Grill, Patio, Arcade, and Luau Lounge can be rented together or separately to fit the needs of your event.
Private Party Contact:
Matthew Willison: 4159816300x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Players Sports Grill & Arcade is a great choice for fun holiday parties and special occasions! With a capacity of 400, and a variety of spaces for your guests (Sports Grill, Patio, Arcade, and Luau Lounge can be rented together or separately to fit the needs of your event), it will definitely be an event to remember. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Players Sports Grill & Arcade Ratings and Reviews
The team at Player were very accommodating to all my request in setting up our holiday party. Everyone that I came into contact with was very friendly and helpful. We had a successful and fun part
Our waitress Angelica was fantastic! We went for apps and drinks which was perfect. Great for a fun night out or place to start your night!
very good Service
The Service Guy with the Warriors Jersey was very friendly and helpful. We have looked Thursday night game of the 49ers. The Players Grill is look good for football, and eat.
Watching Carolina Panther's
Searched for places to watch NFL live on week 1 Sunday. Had a little concern from some of the reviews we read but.....all in all it's a Sports Bar. Service could have been better and the food was bar quality but the Lite beer was cold. Manager lets us in early too pick out our spot and TV's which was nice. Think the large crowd for opening Sunday caught the management team a little off guard but they called in extra help and by second quarter things were running smoothly. I will return my next trip to San Francisco
Wild times at playa's
Food and drinkswas good. Fun wild time . Place was off the hook during march madness. Agood game on every wall TV. Kids loved the game something for everyone. Only bad part was the issue with our credit card being swiped twice. The G.M.'s James and Matt took care it right away and took care of us too boot. Thanx Matt and James!!! See ya soon.
An energetic place, great for kids!
I picked this place because it was one of only a few restaurants that could accommodate a party of 14 family members, and because it had an arcade for the 3 children we'd have in our party and had chicken tenders on the menu, one kid's favorite. It is a sports-bar atmosphere with many big screens showing the current ballgames. The menu was surprisingly varied and had something for everyone, and the food and service was good. I liked it a lot but the downside is that it's very noisy and hard to have a conversation with your table-mates. If you are hosting a party night for a gaggle of 12 year olds, this is the perfect place. After eating, you can play typical arcade games or can walk around and enjoy the sights of Pier 39, lots of great stores and even a carousel.
Located right on Pier 39
We stopped in near closing time so the place was a little empty. It reminds me of an ESPN Zone with all the arcade. Plenty of TV'S if your looking to see a game while you eat. Your kids will have plenty to do. The food was above standard bar fair and reasonably priced for San Francisco.
Kids were happy
This place was cool for the area and really enjoyed the space and not feeling cramped. The kids really had a good time. The food was fair, they might have some good stuff?? I do see myself and kids returning because overall we had a good time.
Perfect location to watch the Giants Wor ...
Perfect location to watch the Giants World Series game. Beautiful view of Alcatraz, lots of TVs and plenty of games to keep the kids busy. We arrived early and had a party of 2 adults and 7 kids and they took such good care of us on a very busy night. The manager, hostess and waitress were all attentive and couldn't be nicer. Not the place to go if you want a quiet evening, but definitely the place to go if you are a sports fan. Love the Tiki bar!
Food was okay. Service was good. Hostess sat us right away. Typical bar food. A few games to play. View was perfect if you get a window table. You can see Alcatraz. Pretty cool.
Great For Spots Fans
They have individual screens at many of the tables. This was great for my wife and I as staff were happy to accommodate us and we were able to watch our out of market game while on vacation.
Not worth it
I've been her before and it wasn't bad, but this experience was pretty bad. Granted long weekend and busy tourst were all crazy, but it's never an excuse for bad service. Food that was ordered was never brought out comp'd because it was there mistake, food that was tasteless and dry, a drink made wrong, but a rude bartender that makes things her own way, but doesn't understand customer service nor provides it.
The staff was more than accommodating in my request for a table to view the basketball games. We had to leave for an hour meeting and they held our table for us to return to. Service was FANTASTIC by all.
Only with kids
We actually left before ordering. We did not gave our children with us and it was a crazy kid filled mad house! Super fun for families but we couldn't carry on a conversation.
We had lunch here on a friday afternoon. View is great… great for families with arcade age kids. Food was just OK. Pear martini was delicious… Service just OK. The restaurant was empty so not sure why our empty plates sat in front of us for so long….
Great for Kids
The kids had a great time. The food was ok. Nothing great, but not bad either. The games were a lot of fun for the kids.
Great place for large groups
Celebrated a special birthday and the atmosphere was great for this event, great food, great drinks and a lot of fun. Highly recommend Players for your next outting.
When we made the reservation we thought they served brunch but when we arrived we found out that they didn't. We ordered lunch and found it to be just "okay". The portions were huge and the wait staff was accommodating by tuning in to our individual football game at our tableside TV. Other than that, we'd probably go somewhere else if we're ever in San Fran again.
We came Saturday and Sunday
We came Saturday and Sunday from a recommendation of a friend. We loved the view and the America’s Cup Racing. Food was great. Lots of options with food and drink. Highly recommend.
Nice location but....
I already did my reservation thinking about a Championship Box Fight. I think that is understood that an specialized sport's bar may give the event. I was surprised that there was only a College Football Game. The Food was Ok
We really liked the location
We really liked the location and the food the service was great for a very busy restaurant, the arcade games were alittle pricey but other then that the food was awesome need more bbq sauce on the ribs, the fries reminded me of in-n-out fries tasted awesome, the service was outstanding setting was awesome right off the water and get to choose where you can sit was great. I would definitely recommend this place to friends that are looking for a great place to eat
We were a group of 20+. Half of the group was c omprised of special education need children. I must say we received excellent service. Our waitress was friendly and readily available. Thank you for such excellent and accepting service!
We had an excellent experience
We had an excellent experience in the restaurant and the food was good. The arcade, however, was overpriced and the staff was quite rude.
Expensive with small portions.
Expensive with small portions. Paid for adult entree and received small fish and chips with a portion of fries fit for a child's plate. Children's menu is a joke. Seems as though there is no pride in creating dishes that are described on the menu. Will not return.
This place was awesome for
This place was awesome for Super Bowl. I would go here anytime to watch any type of game. The staff is very attentive even as busy as it was during the super bowl.
We had a blast - we loved this restaurant! Go Niners!
12 yr old bday
Our twins had their bday at pier 39. We had 10 boys and they had a blast at the arcade while my husband and I had a good dinner, watched the niners on TV, had good drinks. We all enjoyed
The hostess on duty that day
The hostess on duty that day (Sunday, Dec 30th at 1:00 pm)was extraordinary. I wish I could remember her name. She went out of her way to make sure we were enjoying our stay.
Service was slow. This place
Service was slow. This place was a glorified chuck-e-cheese. Food was not good and slow in coming.
Great place for kids!
Great experience . Kids loved it. Prices were great.
I took my family to celebrate
I took my family to celebrate my sons 10th birthday and the experience was great. It was a Friday night and raining so it wasn't packed. Our waitress Stephanie was awesome. She was the only waitress working and she handled my table of 20 as well as the other customers dining with no problem. She took all of orders correctly, in a timely manner and friendly with ease. We received our food in a timely manner she made sure she continously checked to see if we were ok. Overall I give this restaurant a thumbs up
Celebrated my wifes birthday
Celebrated my wifes birthday here staff were fab food spot on a view to remember table near the window with Alcatrz view, top night great staff will deffo go again when in town. Steve from UK
Steak sandwich was great !!!...garl
Steak sandwich was great !!!...garlic fries were stale & cold....the drinks were good but a little pricey.
Long time till the service arrive
the waiters were polite and nice. however, it took long time till they came to our table. i asked the organizer at the door for help, and she said they will be right away with you, but they didn't! i asked again, and she said i can go somewhere else! i had my kids with me and didn't have much time left (they already wasted my lunch time) so i had to wait till they delivered the service.
Not the best service
We watched groups of people leave because they were not being served or even acknowledged in a timely fashion. I felt sorry for the bartender who had to do double duty and serve drinks and take orders however, I kept noticing that he would visit the same table through out the night and finally realized that he knew them. After a while, we noticed that that specific table was getting their drinks faster than anyone else. We waiting a while to be acknowledged and have our food ordered but we were also taking our time so we didn't mind AS much, however, it was unfortunate to see families walk away.
GREAT PLACE FOR OUT OF TOWNERS
Very enjoyable dining experience. The food was delicious and the wait staff was friendly and checked on us often. Seafood entrees were cooked to perfection (blackened salmon). Would definitely return for another delicious meal and wonderful scenic views!
Atmosphere was great! TV's
Atmosphere was great! TV's right at your table to watch any sporting event. Food was bland. We had tenderloin skewers, clam chowder 7 fish. Quality of food was great, but just no flavor.
it was okay, wanted to sit
it was okay, wanted to sit where there was ocean view.But instead had to sit by the sports bar . it was to loud couldnt really hear my boyfriend and it smelled like alcohol beverages.
The salmon was great; but
The salmon was great; but the fish and chips were less than great, the breading on the fish was too thick and doughy. We appreciated that we were seated promptly and the server was great at his job.
Very friendly staff and had
Very friendly staff and had a great waitress! The lady working at the bar was very thoughtful to put the Laker game on for us. We were from Los Angeles and really appreciated that.
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