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598 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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(415) 829-7982


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday: 5:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 5:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 5:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday: 5:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday: 5:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cuisine: Bars

4.7 of 5.0 from 117 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Maven Reviews

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  • Rochelle M.Decent cheese selection but the bread is awful - puffy white bread that can't hold up to the cheese.

    33333 by Rochelle M.

  • Adil MajidFalafel salad was excellent but the duck hash was 🔥🔥

    55555 by Adil Majid

  • Chris M.The Maven Bloody Mary is unique. It's not too spicy but has a soft heat. Topped with picked fennel and tiny pickles, the flavor leans towards a watery V8, rather than Tabasco. Worth a try. 👌🏻

    55555 by Chris M.

  • David JReally great for date night or a small group of friends. Excellent cocktails, small bites, and ambiance. Upstairs is a great view if it's not rented out.

    55555 by David J

  • SFistA classy, delicious, and unique twist on the form comes in the Maven Bloody, served only at brunch, which includes basil, balsamic vinegar, Tabasco, horseradish, and house-made pickles.

    55555 by SFist

  • EaterSnuggle up to Maven's fireplace, which is tucked in the loungey upstairs corner, with any of the cocktail haven's stellar drinks.

    55555 by Eater

  • Maykel LoomansOne of my top 3 favourite bars in SF.

    55555 by Maykel Loomans

  • Jingxiao Ssoso drinks good environment

    55555 by Jingxiao S

  • Tom B.The burger is amazing!!

    55555 by Tom B.

  • Nancy T.Great cocktails and small plates

    55555 by Nancy T.

  • Ryan T.The grilled cheese is incredible and all of the drinks were tasty!

    55555 by Ryan T.

  • Melon L.Cocktails are killer here. The vixen and purple reign are drinks you want to never stop ordering. Quite dangerous.

    55555 by Melon L.

  • Rachel AGreat cocktails. Awesome fish and burgers. And the FRIES....

    55555 by Rachel A

  • Renee V.I had higher expectations here, food and cocktails were just ok

    33333 by Renee V.

  • Jenny J.Great (strong!) cocktails and always great food no matter what I've ordered 👌

    55555 by Jenny J.

  • Mansi PBrunch if you come early

    55555 by Mansi P

  • Alex PlutzerCocktails (oaxacan shake) is amazing and the burger is so so good. Great place

    55555 by Alex Plutzer

  • Jess BDuck sliders and cocktails

    55555 by Jess B

  • Jess BGreat cocktails and the duck sliders are amazing.

    55555 by Jess B

  • Joshua B.Those Brussels Sprouts though...

    55555 by Joshua B.

  • Beto BGreat place. Excellent food paired with delicious cocktails!!!

    55555 by Beto B

  • Mehul ABest Brussel sprouts in the world.

    55555 by Mehul A

  • Rose JAnything Stephanie mixes for you at the bar! I <3 this place

    33333 by Rose J

  • Emmiliese MGreat burger and cocktails

    55555 by Emmiliese M

  • Dave CummingsGood cocktails and lively atmosphere, if that's what you're going for

    55555 by Dave Cummings

  • Chris H.Unique cocktails. Cool environment. Social seating can be pretty awkward though.

    55555 by Chris H.

  • Liz JOh my, crispy Brussels sprouts with an apple gastrique!

    55555 by Liz J

  • Amy B.Friendly, helpful employees. At least three diff people asked if we needed drinks! Nice cocktails. Low key vibe. For adults.

    55555 by Amy B.

  • Benjamin SFriendly staff and great cocktails

    55555 by Benjamin S

  • Ingo R.Billionaire's bacon!

    55555 by Ingo R.

  • Kartik SathappanDelicious cocktails. Try them all! I liked the morning collins.

    55555 by Kartik Sathappan

  • Kartik SathappanMorning Collins is so refreshing!

    55555 by Kartik Sathappan

  • Jordan F.The food is pretty good, just a bit overpriced for what you get.

    33333 by Jordan F.

  • Lauren MacCool atmosphere but incredibly pricey for the cocktail you're getting.

    55555 by Lauren Mac

  • Mike PinkowishCocktails, burger, salmon, and the people are all top-notch.

    55555 by Mike Pinkowish

  • Minjae L.Chinatown duck sliders are great. Also the Kate Bolton cocktail menu is outstanding.

    55555 by Minjae L.

  • Kt LacasseGet the burger plz!

    22222 by Kt Lacasse

  • Bohdan H.This place is known for sliders and cocktails. Choose the option starter + cocktail and you will be really happy. Cocktails are more likely authentic than modern, it is important to understand.

    55555 by Bohdan H.

  • Matthew KirkStick with the burger. Ask for extra remoulade. Fries are good ask for them well done

    55555 by Matthew Kirk

  • Amanda S.Katiebug with gin!

    55555 by Amanda S.

  • Kevin RipperWell crafted drinks, interesting decor, and bartenders that take their product seriously. Definitely worth a trip here.

    55555 by Kevin Ripper

  • SFGateThe refined food continues to standout here with 10 plated items, including dessert. The cocktails are well-made, and service is strong.

    55555 by SFGate

  • Claire PedersenGreat cocktails & awesome brunch!

    55555 by Claire Pedersen

  • Brad T.An outstanding cocktail program (Christmas in Oaxaca may be the best mezcal drink I ever had), strong service but the food lacked a little unfort.

    55555 by Brad T.

  • Casey H.Brunch is ok. Really liked the chili potatoes.

    55555 by Casey H.

  • Mike W.I'm not a big salad guy, but that brunch Smoked Trout Salad was insanely good, especially with The Maven Bloody Mary and luxurious Billionaire's Bacon. Read all about my visit on WinstonWanders below!

    55555 by Mike W.

  • Jenny Q.I was once standing near the kitchen when one of the waiters came out and offered me the extra duck sliders that no one ordered. That was awesome. But I would totally have paid for them, yum.

    22222 by Jenny Q.

  • A.J. B.Get the maven burger!!

    55555 by A.J. B.

  • FrankDuck sliders damn good, as were the crispy brussel sprouts and broccoli tempura with oyster. Had an excellent porter beer here too.

    55555 by Frank

  • Professional WingmanFantastic date spot with an amazing cocktail menu that's always changing. The food is delicious & if you're not there for a date, you can enjoy the lovely sights. You know what I'm talking about.

    55555 by Professional Wingman

  • Matthew R.Maven has it's napkin game down.

    55555 by Matthew R.

  • Danielle F.Great cocktails at this spot. Brunch was smaller than I was expecting for the price point, but everything was still tasty. Get here early on the weekends otherwise you will be waiting.

    55555 by Danielle F.

  • Raj S.Duck confit hash was perfect. Most of their cocktails are great but stick to the basics at brunch and go big with the whiskey after.

    55555 by Raj S.

  • John D.Pretty delicious. We sat at the bar. Great cocktails and the good was fresh, service was friendly.

    55555 by John D.

  • james b.Go someplace else. Seriously.

    11111 by james b.

  • Brendan CurranBig fan of the Hometown Vixen and the Original Whisperer. Orgeat's a tasty treat!

    55555 by Brendan Curran

  • Jennifer S.Love the ambiance and the cocktails are very good

    55555 by Jennifer S.

  • Roger K.Sit at the chef's bar for brunch!

    55555 by Roger K.

  • Geoff R.The El Camino cocktail is spot on👌

    55555 by Geoff R.

  • Aaron L.Love their burger!

    55555 by Aaron L.

  • Lindsay P.Menu is very limited.

    55555 by Lindsay P.

  • SFistIt's one of those "why aren't more people doing this?" situations: The secret to Maven's delicious and uniquely spiced burger is a few dashes of Angostura bitters, which goes right into the meat.

    55555 by SFist

  • Remi TrangClara says: good place to start the evening with a drink and some sliders and see where the night takes you.

    55555 by Remi Trang

  • Amber LoweyChinatown Duck Sliders $10 http://www.maven-sf.com/MavenMenu.pdf

    55555 by Amber Lowey

  • Ni M.Not an official pairing, but Devil's Halo and the Coconut Panna Cotta are heavenly together

    55555 by Ni M.

  • Scott Wilsonhometown vixen

    55555 by Scott Wilson

  • Eric G.Sit at the bar during happy hour 👌

    55555 by Eric G.

  • Stephen D'AndreaDuck sliders, period

    55555 by Stephen D'Andrea

  • Jenny W.Duck sliders!

    55555 by Jenny W.

  • Grant A.Kate = best bartender ever.

    55555 by Grant A.

  • Billy B.Great atmosphere and very attending wait staff. My oyster and mushroom omelette was stunning. Bravo drunky brunch!

    55555 by Billy B.

  • Derek D.The mezzanine is a great spot for a birthday party.

    55555 by Derek D.

  • Amanda BDelicious bloody marys, both with vodka and mescal

    55555 by Amanda B

  • Nipun S.Try the Duck Sliders and the Salmon Crudo.

    55555 by Nipun S.

  • Francesca H.Definitely try the duck sliders and the Maven's burger. Bartenders are awesome. Go!!!

    55555 by Francesca H.

  • Brett L.They make an absinthe sorbet that comes in two different cocktails: Global Warming and Death in the Afternoon. Or try to order the sorbet on its own!

    55555 by Brett L.

  • EaterWhether you're in for a burger and a cocktail or a five-course extravaganza with drink pairings, you'll leave satisfied, and the buzzing energy of the dining room is hard to resist. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Benjamin W.Come for the drinks, not the food.

    33333 by Benjamin W.

  • Catherine B.Andrew is a great bartender. He'll make amazing recommendations!

    55555 by Catherine B.

  • Cara H.The Cuban Reuben is a salt bomb of amazingness.

    55555 by Cara H.

  • Cheez C.Ask for the duck sliders... They are delicious!

    55555 by Cheez C.

  • Sarah B.Get the Nauti Mermaid. Worth it!

    55555 by Sarah B.

  • Kevin L.What Ales You is refreshing!

    55555 by Kevin L.

  • DillonMake sure to get at least one order of the duck sliders. Always great.

    55555 by Dillon

  • Andrea K.If you want the couch by the fireplace upstairs, make a reservation for it (especially on weekends).

    55555 by Andrea K.

  • Navin P.They have a cozy spot upstairs with a fireplace and easy chairs...good for a group of 4-6.

    55555 by Navin P.

  • Jonathan Z.Get some Hibiki whiskey here. One of the few places to offer it.

    55555 by Jonathan Z.

  • Gene K.Fireside cocktail. Done

    55555 by Gene K.

  • Stephannie D.best things on the menu: warm olives and Chinatown duck sliders

    55555 by Stephannie D.

  • Tianna J.Not a great selection of food. Some of the small bites are good, like the duck sliders. Cocktails are fantastic! My favorite bar in the Lower Haight for overall bar and cocktails.

    55555 by Tianna J.

  • Eric A.Kitchen open daily 5:30pm til midnight

    55555 by Eric A.

  • Eric A.Try the Monterey Calamari…nice Thai chili kick!

    55555 by Eric A.

  • Ning M.Try the Global Warming, Summer Kiss, or Death in the Afternoon. They use the freshest ingredients for the cocktails and food. Ask for David (owner) for recommendation on their newest food and drinks.

    55555 by Ning M.

  • Narendran T.Nice place for drinks and small plates, not a good restaurant though

    55555 by Narendran T.

  • Jen L.Border crossing FTW!

    55555 by Jen L.

  • Liz D.Have brunch (Sat-Sun, 11 AM–4PM).

    55555 by Liz D.

  • Benny S.Burger with Angostura bitters

    55555 by Benny S.

  • Willy W.Chinatown Duck Sliders... so good!

    55555 by Willy W.

  • EaterCommunal tables, huge living wall, and culinary cocktails may be everything that's hip in San Francisco dining right now, but Maven is, above all, a great neighborhood restaurant. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Zoe♪ BThe Bloody Mary has a nice kick to it. Make sure you order it with tequila instead of vodka.

    55555 by Zoe♪ B

  • gGood cocktails, mediocre food, horrid service.

    22222 by g

  • Shawna S.On of my favorite places get a mr wiggles

    55555 by Shawna S.

  • Andy S.Get your whiskey with large ice and watch people eat from the mezzanine. And don't drop your silverware.

    33333 by Andy S.

  • Tiffany B."Rhum" is cane sugar based whereas "rum" is molasses based. Fun fact.

    55555 by Tiffany B.

  • Cleo F.Try the Hometown Vixen cocktail :)

    55555 by Cleo F.

  • Doug P.Upon seeing the abnormal size of the ice cubes I recommended my drink get checked out by his doctor.

    33333 by Doug P.

  • James M.Pairings were great. Cocktails decent. Not too crowded which is always a plus (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by James M.

  • Courtney  Boyd M.Hot olives are delicious

    55555 by Courtney  Boyd M.

  • Caresa CapazThe drinks are yummy, the food...not so much.

    55555 by Caresa Capaz

  • Adam F.Steer clear, this place is terrible

    11111 by Adam F.

  • Stephanie L.Try not to sit at the mezzanine bar. View is nice, but whenever they fire calamari below at the chef station, a cloud of coughy smoke wafts up.

    33333 by Stephanie L.

  • Tara S.Hipster hangout order three little birds

    33333 by Tara S.

  • Toby C.try the Global Warming.. absinthe sorbet!

    55555 by Toby C.

  • AskMenWhile you’re waiting at the bar with your International Mistress (a heady mix of amaro, lemon, mezcal, orgeat, & grapefruit) & some Chinatown duck sliders, there’s no other place you’d rather be.

    55555 by AskMen

  • Christopher B.Pair your meal with a drink: pick a dish from the center of the menu, and a cocktail to its left or wine/beer to its right.

    55555 by Christopher B.

  • ThrillistThe menu at Maven pairs every single dish with a cocktail and beer/wine option, like the tremendous Global Warming (a gin/sake/lemon cocktail topped with a floating absinthe sorbet).

    55555 by Thrillist

  • Mathieu T.The duck sliders are my favorites!

    55555 by Mathieu T.

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