A Very Happy Hour at 800 Larkin
Let me preface this post by saying that I never go to the Tenderloin after sundown. I’m scared of it, okay? I just know I’m gonna be that dumb bitch that gets chased down and stabbed in the ass by a homeless guy after refusing him money (my coworker told me it’s happened before so don’t laugh.) Needless to say, I was more than a little apprehensive when Broke-Ass Stuart suggested some of the SF writers meet up for drinks at the TL’s 800 Larkin.
However, I was pleasantly surprised when I worked up the courage to get over to the bar (sans stab wound!) There’s a pool table and smoking area, the dÃ©cor is kind of swanky, the bartenders are wonderful, and '“ most importantly '“ there are so many great drink deals. We went on Funday Munday, which meant there were $2 PBRs (among other selected beer specials), $3 glasses of wine, and 2 for 1 shots of Jameson and Fernet from 9pm-2am.
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If you’re no fun on Mondays, you can check out Thursday’s 2 for 1 deal on well and call drinks from 9-10pm, Sunday’s $4 mojitos and $2 Miller High Lifes, or their daily 4-6pm happy hour that also offers up 2 for 1 deals on well and call drinks.
But wait: I’ve saved the best deal for last. During Friday’s happy hour, there is a FREE buffet! And if you get really lucky, you will see a homeless person stick his head in through the entrance door and yell things at the bar like we did on our Monday excursion. That’s like FREE dinner and a show. Take that hot girl you met in your donation-based yoga class; she’ll definitely be impressed. Plus, with all the money you’re saving, you won’t feel so bad for taking a cab from your house. Oh wait, I’m the only pussy affiliate on this site that takes a fucking cab to a Tenderloin bar so she can avoid public transportation. Please disregard.
800 Larkin at O’Farrell
San Francisco, CA
photos courtesy of Yelp