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Hours

Regular Hours

MonClosed

Payment method
cash, check, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, amex, debit
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
Southeast San Francisco, South of Market
Categories
American Restaurants, Cocktail Lounges, Bar & Grills, Bars, Night Clubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

Pets Allowed: No

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lguerriero

04/23/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
$2 Jello Shots? um hi!

Butter is a wonderful hole-in-the-wall bar that you probably wouldn?t feel compelled to go in if you were just walking by, however, I suggest a visit. It?s always full of people ready for a good time, there?s great music and $2 Jello Shots. While the rest of their drinks aren?t much of a bargain, they are no more expensive than any other bar in San Francisco and with the $2 Jello shots you?re sure to drink less of the other drinks (if not, you?ll regret it the next morning). Also for those of you that tend to get the drunken munchies, Butter also has a small snack bar that serves pretty much deep-fried anything, from twinkies to macaroni & cheese.

ksjjj

09/03/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fun Spot!

Great, non-pretentious place to have a drink, dance and enjoy the DJ! Check it out! This place is designed to look like a trailer, I love it. It reminds me of a bar that I used to love in NYC.

adamm43

11/24/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
If only it was busier

I went on a friday night after wish. i loved everything about it except the lack of people! if only it had more of a following these days.

audreyjl

11/14/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
interesting spot

I've only been here twice but had fun each time. It's a very unique place with a trailer trash vibe. Very funny drink specials and snacks. Great loud music, sometimes a band is around or a live guitar player jumps up on the bar to rock out. Never too crowded. Will definitely be returning, got a nice laidback feel to it.

shoegal84

07/06/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Too funny...

This place is definitely unique. I've been here a couple of times. Love the music, and the drinks are pretty good. They mix two of my favorite ingredients together: tang and vodka = tangini!! You have to have one. The bartenders are pretty nice, hey when I came up to order drinks they even gave me a lollipop and a wife-beater t that said ""butter"" on it. I had to ask for another one since my friend had tried to get one every time she had gone before.

The music is fun, not that there is really any room to dance, the people are fun, and it is an eclectic crowd. Drinks are good, and pretty moderately priced so what else???

A definite must do...at least once that is.

milesfromanywhere53

12/31/2004

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Overall
Breath of Fresh Air

Butter is certainly not the place for everyone. If you are the sort that needs overpriced drinks and the vacant stares of ""pretty"" people to validate your existence, stay in the Marina! If you like great music, stiff drinks, and tater tots go to Butter. The bartenders are great and the atmosphere is unique. They serve Hi-Life quarts in paper bags and jello shots! Heaven! The music can be a little loud but after a few cocktails it doesn't seem to matter. Butter rules and has been taking care of me for years!

sbeck

06/10/2004

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
No Good

The city search write up on this place is very old. The hey day of this place must have been during the dot com. There was nobody in this place besides our group, the bar tender and the creepy guy drinking by himself at the bar. We went for the Wednesday night drag show. Upon arriving we learned this event has not been happening for over a year. The jello shots are now $2. This place is lame. I would never go back!

sanfranbusy

09/09/2003

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Overall
good fun bar

really fun dancing spot- great drinks-better food (you have to love the kisch)
it's now a favorite wednesday night place to go-great dj

golden_tiger_

09/05/2003

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Overall
Great Change of Pace in SOMA!

When you think SOMA you usually think of crowded same old, trendy dance clubs...this is SO different! They have an awesome theme where you can be as silly as you want while having a great time. The drinks are stiff and cheap, the atmosphere is friendly and upbeat (not too perky). The line for the bathroom was a little long, but I say it's worth checking out, try something new!

sanfrangrrl

08/03/2003

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Overall
Smooth as butta...

Went to check out this place out of curiosity before hitting up some clubs in SOMA. Bartenders were nice, quick service. Drinks weren't expensive. Nice vibe and interesting theme. Good but loud music so you can't really enjoy a conversation with whomever you're with. Crowd is mainly 25+ and a good mix of men and women. They also serve ""food"", but I didn't have a chance to try them out. Great place to go get some drinks before you head down to clubs around the area to go dancing.

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