About The Tipsy Pig

2231 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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The Tipsy Pig is as American Gastropub featuring 50 artisan local and international beers, and seasonal and simple American cuisine. Our food, beer and wine selection concentrate on small American producers and our bar is open late every night. The Tipsy Pig is our passion and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 5-10:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-10:30pm

Bar until late.

Cross Street:
Pierce and Scott

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 292-2300

Website:
http://www.thetipsypigsf.com/

Catering:
The Tipsy Pig Team offers off site catering and we can work to create a menu to meet your event's needs.

Parking Details:
There is a public lot right around the corner on Pierce street between Chestnut and Lombard.

Public Transit:
30, 30x, 28, 76, 43

Executive Chef:
Chris Ricketts and Sam Josi

Private Party Contact:
Nate Valentine, thepig@thetipsypigsf.com,: 4152922300

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM

The Tipsy Pig Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.1

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4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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great for brunch (11)
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great for outdoor dining (10)
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late-night find (5)
special occasion (4)
romantic (3)
notable wine list (2)
kid-friendly (2)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

brunch!

Dined on April 8, 2016

Went in for brunch on a Friday it was a very nice place. Loved the decor the food was amazing. Try the donut holes and drinks are great. Would definitely go back

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Well as always they rock!

Dined on March 18, 2016

I had an Open Table reservation for 9pm even tho we wanted 8pm, 9pm was all that was left. So we showed up anyways and hoped for the best. As it turned out the staff after verifying our reservation was able to seat us (3) for dinner at 8pm. Service was prompt, polite and friendly. The food was exactly as I had expected, except for the dessert. They are known for their apple pie so we wanted to try it, as it turns out prep time takes 20 mins and we didnt want to wait, so we ordered what I was hoping to be the beignets with their handmade butterscotch dip which I've had in the past. Turns out they took them off the menu and replaced it with some donut holes with cream, chocolate sauces n sprinkles to dip them in. Compareable maybe but not the same. Since we didnt like them they were kind enough to take them off our bill.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

A chance dinner location

Dined on March 5, 2016

We were staying at our daughter's in the Marina while she was on business travel. We wanted to find a spot nearby that was open early, as we had a long drive ahead after Friday evening traffic died down. Our waiter Luke was highly attentive and helpful. We started with martinis while we looked over the menu. It was a cool winter evening, so we decided on some classic comfort food. We had pork sliders and bacon macaroni and cheese. The food was delicious, and the portions were nicely sized. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Great food n drinks

Dined on February 22, 2016

I have been here 3 times, the first time as a yelp hot spot pick but the long line outside deterred me from staying. So I figured if that was a usual scene it must be good. So my second attempt was more strategic, I made a reservation on Open Table for a weekday around 5pm. Turned out great, no waiting in line even got to pick my table. Turns out that their happy hour was exactly what i was looking for, great eats n drinks at a discount. 3rd trip was a Sunday around 5 as well, thank goodness for the reservation or it would have been a repeat of my first attempt. This trip still had the great eats but no happy hour discounts and the kitchen doesnt open till 5:30 so we grabbed a drink an looked for a seat, only no seats available and the crowd out back that had some alspace were totally unwilling to share n meet new folks (their loss as they would have gained greatly if they knew who was asking). It was eeally crowded and it was the staff who made it turn out better than it started off. They seated us a few mins early and took great care of us. Unfortunetly I ended up leaving my leftovers but the food, drinks, and staff are worth a return trip. Only it will be a weekday during happy hour. Thank you Open Table for being a big part of our opertunity.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food is killer.

Dined on February 21, 2016

I love the pot pie, fried chicken and drink menu. It is really loud, so if you want to have a late night business meeting, this is not the place for you. If you want to eat really great food, go here.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Food and service was exceptional- one of ...

Dined on February 17, 2016

Food and service was exceptional- one of the highlights of our vacation- a must while in SF!

food4
ambience3
service1

We really wanted to love this place. Don ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We really wanted to love this place. Don't get me wrong, the food was really good but waiting over an hour to get our food without our server coming to check in was not ok at all. I get it, I'm also in the business and understand that good food takes time, but I can't understand the lack of communication from the server. I also cannot understand how the family 2 tables over who got sat 5 minutes after was done and had their check before we even saw our food. Nor why the table in front of us which clearly ordered 15 minutes before had their full meal way ahead of us (maybe because they were friends of the staff? We saw at least 3 staff members greeting them by name) I used to serve, and sometimes missed inputting a table's order, but I made sure the food was rushed or at least would communicate and kept my guests happy and entertained. I wish I could go back, but I will have to pass on the future. We were extremely disappointed to kick off this Valentines weekend like this... -OE

food5
ambience5
service5

Great little pub. Cool share plates. Awe ...

Dined on February 10, 2016

Great little pub. Cool share plates. Awesome Apple pie. Great service good jazz band.

food3
ambience3
service3
value1

Disappointed

Dined on February 5, 2016

Had heard and read good things about it, but it failed to meet any of those reviews. Poor draft beer selection, food was over priced and over promised for what it was. Don't order food here if you're hoping to have a meal, fish tacos were about 4" wide, pot pie about 6" long (but advertised to share). Service was good for the offerings delivered to the table.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Superb

Dined on January 25, 2016

We are not the target audience at the Tipsy Pig - two retired couples but it was so enjoyable. Staff attentive, friendly, helpful! We were in the "middle" area and it feels like a wonderful English pub. Two had the pork sliders and said they were great and 2 of us had chicken pot pies. Both said the chicken pot pie was the best ever! Great crust, wonderful filling. Nice wine list - a very good experience on a busy Sunday night after the NFL playoff games.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience2
service2
value3

Could be a great tapas option

vip
Dined on January 18, 2016

I chose The Tipsy Pig based off its fairly priced and delicious looking menu. We went on a Friday night at 7:30. While the food was quite good, we had the brussel sprouts, tuna tartare, fish tacos, and pretzel bites, the volume was a little too loud to enjoy in small, intimate groups. If you are looking for a bar with good food I would recommend this place. If you are looking for a date night option or a place to take out your family its probably too loud.

Tags: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco!!

Dined on January 17, 2016

One of those places that is a crowd pleaser!! I live in the peninsula and whenever someone comes to visit and we head to the city, I make sure and take them here!! Or if I ever have something to celebrate I love coming here.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Food!

Dined on January 1, 2016

Great food- not too expensive. Loved the bacon-wrapped scallops and the desserts! Great service and fun dishes that were enough to eat but not huge.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

My two friends and I reserved a table fo ...

Dined on December 31, 2015

My two friends and I reserved a table for 8:30 pm. We found parking super quick and ended up there 20 minutes early. We were led to the patio for a drink while our table was getting set up. I was the DD and my friends enjoyed some beer and Strawberry Fields. A little bummed they didn't have any root beer but they did have ginger beer. Really liked the tented patio space. It was warm but still had circulation. We were then seated at a table with a view of the street by the entrance. It was a little chilly and noisy but didn't have to raise our voices too much. I am hard of hearing and found myself leaning towards my friends to hear them whenever a large party flooded in. The food was great. My friends had the hamburger and brussel sprouts. I had the butter lettuce salad. We all shared a plate of sweet potato fries and the dipping sauce was addictive! Overall, it is a good place to grab a drink and a meal but not a good place to catch up with long conversations. We felt like we overstayed our welcome by being there for about 80 minutes. Next time, I would prefer to stay on the patio.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service1
value2

Good food; poor service

vip
Dined on December 30, 2015

The overall ambiance was great and the food quality was good but the timing of food delivery was awful. Everything came out at different times and we didn't receive one main dish until the end of dinner. They comped that dish but did not offer to make up for their mistake in any other way. It ruined the dining experience for me.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service1
value3

Food great, service below average

vip
Dined on December 27, 2015

The food was great but the service was terrible. Several times, we had to remind the wait staff to refill drinks and the plates came out sporadically which meant there were times when we were waiting 25 minutes for a plate. At one point toward the end of the mail, we told the waitress that we needed the final plates or we were going to be late to a theater performance. The tables around us were served immediately and their service seemed to be much better. Could have been that we did not order alcohol so they were not making as much on our table.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

We enjoyed a 50% off a bottle of wine du ...

Dined on December 24, 2015

We enjoyed a 50% off a bottle of wine during happy hour while enjoying the Ahi tarter, sweet potato fries, fish tacos, kale salad with salmon, and a chicken pot pie. My favorite is the chicken pot pie. Great comfort food on a cold winter eve. My wife loved the kale salad, while I tasted and agree.

food4
ambience4
service4

Good reliable place tomeat

Dined on December 10, 2015

Have stopped here a number of times for an early dinner and it's always good. Half price wine during happy hour, good appetizers, creative main course options make this a reliable place for dinner when in SF.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Best find in Marina

Dined on December 5, 2015

Scallops, potatoes, sliders, it doesn't matter, it's all good.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4

Food better than expected

vip
Dined on December 1, 2015

I figured being a pub that the food would be just ok but we enjoyed everything we ordered. Burger was perfectly cooked, which is rare (no pun intended) where we usually get overdone burgers despite ordering med rare. Thanks Tipsy Pig!

Tags: late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service2

Dinner at the Pig

vip
Dined on November 22, 2015

The food and atmosphere at the Tipsy Pig were great but the waiter was extremely rude to our table which really impacted our overall experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot
food2
ambience3
service3

My recommendation would be - maybe give it a try.

Dined on November 15, 2015

Service was slow and took along time to get our drinks and meals. Mine, while somewhat tasty, was too salty. My other friend's burger was underdone and she initially got attitude from the staff and then they made it right. Overall a disappointment this time.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Impressive!

vip
Dined on November 14, 2015

The Brussels Sprouts were so yummy! So was the popcorn shrimp. Chicken pot pie was so-so. The ribs were off-the-bone tender. Impressive food for a bar! Also, they had pear cider, so that's a plus for me.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

This Tipsy Pig is Not a Sty

Dined on October 31, 2015

Absolutely Loved this place !! Very busy and loud, especially inside the bar area. My group and I ate on their patio. Lovely and a lot less noisy. This is a cool little place with great food and great beer !! Service was outstanding. I can't wait to go back. I definitely recommend reservations to guarantee you a spot !!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5

Good food, fun atmosphere

Dined on October 25, 2015

Had lunch here with friends before a matinee show at the Palace of Fine Arts. We had eaten here before and doubled our order of mac 'n cheese this time! Had the Little Gems & Beets salad with a Strawberry Fields cocktail. Delicious! Service was great!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing food and great service! The pati ...

Dined on October 20, 2015

Amazing food and great service! The patio is great anytime of day. The Devil's on Horseback is an amazing sharing plate. Strawberry Fields cocktail s an excellent way to kick off a Sunday afternoon.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Post race brunch

Dined on October 18, 2015

For the past two years we've come to the tipsy pig after the Nike women's half marathon. Every time there's a vibrant atmosphere, lots of energy, and amazing food. It's one of my favorite spots to eat when I visit San Francisco, specifically for the burger, pork hash, and cocktail menu.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic food!!! We shared the tuna tar ...

Dined on October 18, 2015

Fantastic food!!! We shared the tuna tartar, bacon wrapped scallops, bbq ribs and apple pie. Each item was the absolute best thing ever.

food5
ambience5
service5

Food was delicious. Our six year old has ...

vip
Dined on October 3, 2015

Food was delicious. Our six year old has celiac and the restaurant doesn't have much in the way of gluten free. Our server went out of his way to get her something and make her happy!

food4
ambience3
service5

Great food and drinks

Dined on September 28, 2015

The food and drinks were both great and the service was prompt.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service1

Our server was hopeless. Our food took o ...

Dined on September 6, 2015

Our server was hopeless. Our food took over an hour to arrive and she gave a very bad excuse with no apology .. The food was nice but the service ruined our over experience . This place is great for groups but don't expect prompt service . They only had 2 servers in back garden

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service5

Great brunch place! Be sure to make a re ...

Dined on August 22, 2015

Great brunch place! Be sure to make a reservation or be prepared to wait

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Older eaters

Dined on August 16, 2015

The Tipsy Pig was recommended to us and it lived up to the hype. We were there for lunch on a Sunday and it was a place of younger eaters as we were the oldest eaters (in our 60's) in the place. The ambiance was very good, the noise level was energetic but not so loud that we couldn't talk to each other. We had a burger, chicken sandwich, and smoked salmon blt. We had regular fries and sweet potato fries. The burger, to quote the one who ate it, "The best burger I've ever had. I won't be able to ever eat a regular burger again." The chicken sandwich was on a what tasted like a home made roll with just the right amount of breading and a coleslaw topping - very good! The smoked salmon blt was on wheat bread, cold smoked salmon with a cabbage topping and very good. We will return.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service2

delicious!

Dined on August 16, 2015

we made a reservation and still had to wait about half an hour to be seated, but thankfully we weren't in a rush so it was okay. We shared the beignets and I had the pork hash. Beignets are a little small for the price but their pork hash is easily the best one I've ever had. Go back when there's no game / when somehow all the rude white people in the marina are out of town. Would be perfect.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience3
service4

Great food

Dined on July 26, 2015

I always love the food and ambience at the Tipsy Pig. I had booked a table for some out of town visitors nearly 2 months in advance, since it is hard to get brunch reservations, specially for large groups. The food was great as usual, but the day we went the sun was extremely bright and hot and Tipsy Pig has no arrangements to add shade. We did ask the server if we could be moved to another table which was in the shade, or if there was an umbrella or even hats available. Considering we had made the reservation 2 months in advance - I was disappointed they didn't let us move to one of the empty tables. We nearly burned off while we quickly ate our food. It really took away from our experience and what was meant to be a long brunch to catch up with friends, became a short food-stop. I know the sunshine was not their fault, but I feel they should have arrangements for those rare unbearably sunny days as not everyone can tolerate a sun burn.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service5

The Tipsy Pig Rules!

vip
Dined on July 25, 2015

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere! It is very lively and energetic! First off, one of the couples was running behind and I called to push our reservation 30 minutes, and the hostess said that it was no problem! And we were a party of 6! When we got there they showed us straight to our table and were just great the whole time and the place was hoppin'! I had the ribs and they they literally fell off the bone! And were good to boot! The potato salad that came with it was just as magnificent as the ribs! My wife had the Chicken Pot Pie which she highly recommends and which I concur! The herb/seasoning of the pot pie was great! Everybody in our party liked what they got even the beignets! However, I was not very impressed! They where evidently NOT made using a pot a choux! And that is the ONLY disappointment! Everything else was excellent and I look forward to eating at the Tipsy Pig again!

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Great spot !

Dined on July 5, 2015

TP was recommended by a waitress working at another spot I was having lunch. My adult daughter and myself went in July 4th at 6:30 for dinner and it was hopping! Great outdoor bar area in the back of the restaurant . Our waiter was great and we loved the wide selection of food . Our cheese platter and tuna appetizer were plenty for dinner . Will go back for sure the next time we are in town .

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service3

Good Burger and Ribs

vip
Dined on June 29, 2015

We were seated promptly and our server was attentive. The burger and ribs were delicious, but my drink, the Old Pal, was watered down. The restaurant was loud - we had to yell at each other and say it twice, but, overall, this is a nice casual spot for a quick meal.

food5
ambience4
service5

Delish

Dined on June 28, 2015

Food and service was great. Group of 4, ordered mac and cheese, chicken fingers, mini burgers, and pretzel bites for all to share. It was just enough food for all without feeling like we ate to much. It was a very busy energetic crowd. Noise level was a bit loud but that was expected.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5

Great Place to Bring Midwestern Friends

Dined on June 23, 2015

My college best friends were in town from Minnesota and wanted to experience a real San Francisco restaurant, but didn't want to be overwhelmed by a scary Pre Fixe menu. The IPA beer options sealed the deal and we had a blast! I took control of the order and we had a solid selection from the menu. The table favorites were the Mac and Cheese, Mini Burgers and Bruschetta!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene

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