by jessica t. on
Nothing particularly stands out about Abbey Tavern, but after watching some wonderful live music here the other day, I also found very little to complain about as well. Abbey Tavern is laid back, spacious, and seems to transform easily - according to the crowd. When I visited here the other day, their bartender was laid back and warm. He filled up my water glass on the regular with a kind smile. The small intimate stage situated on the right corner of Abbey's main floor is great for showcasing local talent. The sound throughout the performances that I watched, though loud and occasionally buzzing at times, traveled well within the space. Outside of friendly staff and decent music capabilities, Abbey Tavern is just an easy-going hang-out spot. Their two floors allow for patrons to spread out and either linger by the bar downstairs, or head on upstairs to play either pool or fooz-ball. If you're interested in soccer or sports - this place can definitely get rowdy on big nights. In the hood and seeking a warm inviting space to kick back and catch up over a cold drink? - The Abbey Tavern is a solid call. Trust.
by Sarah B. on
I always bring friends who are visiting from out of town here and have had great success for the following reasons: 1. The food and service are always great. 2. They likely won't have something like it where they are from. 3. They have killer drinks. They have a prix fix lunch available during the week which is fab.
by Ernie Steuart on
I've never been to this sf landmark before but I'm glad I checked it out! Judging from the outside (6th st, the freeway, crackheads), you wouldn't think the inside would be so beautiful. Especially the outdoor patio where one can get some air and look at the kick ass waterfall. I also loved the other part of the club with the fireplace and neon lighting. As others have said there are some tweekers, I guess, but that only adds to this clubs charm. Besides, everyone seemed friendly and doing their own thing, which I like. I will definately be going back. No wonder its been around since the 70's.