by Ray C. on
I showed up here during a "Bootie Smash-Up" sometime last year and it was crazy fun. The cover charge was only $6 and the place was easy to move around in given the packed dance floor. Good drinks, good music, I'm set.
by Thao L. on
Wined and dined here many, many times. Situated in Union Square, a basement like entrance, it's the perfect hotspot during nightfall for casual dining and dancing. Interior is nicely decorated - it's a hit or miss with the crowds. I don't mind the unisex restroom, gives it a little edge over traditional Men & Women restrooms. I've had many fun nights here! Can't wait to visit again - however, I can't but to help compare this place to LA (party city for sure!), so I hope they keep it up and change it up bit down the road.
by Eustolia Mischke on
I went to the Abbey Tavern for the Juan Manuel Marquez vs Juan Diaz boxing fight. I'm not too into boxing but I went to tag along with one of my friends who would be stuck watching the fight alone. I arrived at 6:45 pm on a Saturday and it was pretty empty. It was very dark and most of the televisions were set for the fight. There were a few others that were on a soccer game (probably because the owner was Irish). Let's discuss the venue. Parking is quite difficult but I was lucky and parked down a neighboring street. The location is decent . . . in the heart of the Richmond District. The bar is on a corner and shares the block among a variety of good restaurants. The Abbey Tavern is very dim inside and it is somewhat clean. I guess you shouldn't expect cleanliness in a bar, right? There are two levels. The first level (main level) has a big screen television (projection on a wall) and a few other smaller televisions on a wall above the bar. The second level has a pool table, the restrooms and a pin ball machine. We were lucky enough to have the cubby seating on the second level and play pool while we watched the fights. I was pleased to discover that they have IPA on tap. YUM! The bar manager/owner is very nice and was kind enough to turn the television up (the only one they had upstairs) when we couldn't hear the fight too well due to the background noise. He also kept filling up our snack bowl with Chex Mix to complement our ice cold IPA beer. I ran into two Irish patrons and they were extremely nice and very talkative. I'm sure they were drunk given they were slurring their words but it's always nice to talk to kind drunk folks. I would definitely come here again. I think more people should patron this bar as I feel it's a hidden gem in the Richmond. Most bars in the Richmond and Sunset are run down and have bad service. The owner/manager of Abbey Tavern is very nice and is very welcoming. I had a great experience here and will not hesitate to stop by the Abbey Tavern for a beer . . . IPA of course.