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Dalva

Dalva

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Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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    Chris H.
    "Used to be goldfish, but now it's Costco style trail mix."(3 Tips)
    Jessica C.
    "The bar in the back is intimate and fun with amazing cocktails"(3 Tips)
    William G.
    "The tiny back bar is great, but very crowded."(2 Tips)
    Elyse E.
    "They have High West Whiskey!!! It's so good."(3 Tips)
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  • Jon B.heart icon on user image
    Jon B.March 25, 2017
    Another smaller, intimate place great for a drink and a chat. Excellent beer on tap, and good cocktails too.
  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoSeptember 12, 2014
    The jukebox, named Orpheus, carries a wonderfully diverse array of sounds, from Cuban music to tiki kitsch. When it's not on, DJs spin drum 'n' bass, jazz, soul, funk, salsa and other odds and sods. Read more
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CoatesJune 1, 2018
    Nice bar that has some atmosphere and decent drinks. Better for slightly larger groups and good for meeting up with groups of friends.
  • Will B.heart icon on user image
    Will BertelsenMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Apparently they have karaoke on some (non-strict) subset of Sunday nights. The space isn't great for this but it livens the place up. The pro move is (as always) get a hideout drink and bring it out.
  • Phillip C.
    Phillip ChinJanuary 1, 2011
    They have a pretty decent selection of Belgium style beers. Try getting a bottle of Lindemans Framboise Lambic. It's a Belgium style sour beer and it's only $15. Light and refreshing. A good value.
  • Kevin B.heart icon on user image
    Kevin BurgJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order beer here, but head to Hideout in the back for some bomb cocktails.
  • Mika J.
    Mika JainJanuary 12, 2015
    Order the special 'bourbon and ginger cocktail' (not on the menu) from the speakeasy cocktail bar inside.
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    It's no longer much of a secret, but tucked in back of the Mission District dive classic Dalva, the Hideout is proof of the neighborhood's secret desire to embrace cocktaildom.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST BAR INSIDE A BARA small and intimate craft-cocktail bar in the back of Dalva that serves up some deliciously serious concoctions... Read more
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.October 21, 2014
    Walk through to the back and grab a seat at the secret cocktail bar.
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle MinorSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A no bs bar with bartenders who know their stuff. No cocktails list, so come armed with your favorite classic -- but no Cosmos, please! They're plain sick of them. Read more
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 1, 2014
    Head all the way to the bar in the back to order off the "real" cocktail menu
  • Lea D.heart icon on user image
    Lea Dessi-OliveJanuary 31, 2015
    Awesome gluten free beer on tap! Check out the hideout in the back
  • Jenny
    JennySeptember 30, 2014
    You can reserve the upstairs room for free if you have a party of 25+!
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PercySeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sure Third Eye Blind wrote a song about this bar, but it is my favorite bar in the Mission. As the bartender for some goldfish.
  • Joey C.heart icon on user image
    Joey CombsMarch 11, 2016
    They make a mean Moscow Mule here with ginger syrup, not beer! It's so much better.
  • Daveheart icon on user image
    DaveNovember 15, 2015
    Great cocktails hiding in the back, but it's cash only
  • Gilda J.
    Gilda JaimeJune 4, 2012
    Very cool place. Sangria is yummy. Hideout is in the back - better drinking ?
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanOctober 7, 2012
    The bar in the back is intimate and fun with amazing cocktails
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaSeptember 26, 2012
    They have High West Whiskey!!! It's so good. Have one in the rocks.
  • Ted C.
    Ted ConnSeptember 28, 2013
    Hideout in the back is where it's at!
  • Vivian W.heart icon on user image
    Vivian WangJuly 11, 2015
    Cheap beers and a good place to hang if hideout is too crowded
  • David A.
    David AdamsJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you get peckish while you're imbibing, head next door to Truly Mediterranean and bring back some tasty felafel to go with your beer.
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris H.July 12, 2015
    Used to be goldfish, but now it's Costco style trail mix. Ask for it!
  • Donald
    DonaldJanuary 31, 2012
    Sangria during happy hour for $3 can't beat those prices (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • William G.heart icon on user image
    William GunnOctober 1, 2015
    The tiny back bar is great, but very crowded.
  • judy
    judyJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    check out the hideout in the back... only open on busy nights, but cozy speakeasy with yummy cocktails in the rear
  • Bommyheart icon on user image
    BommyJanuary 24, 2015
    Check out hideout in the back for cocktails.
  • Pete S.
    Pete SchirmerAugust 15, 2011
    the hideout in the back can be reserved for private parties
  • David A.
    David AdamsJune 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Head all the way back to the Hideout for some of the best cocktails in the area.
  • David B.heart icon on user image
    David BrahlerFebruary 9, 2015
    Nice dive-y cocktail bar
  • Scotty
    ScottyApril 27, 2011
    The nameless animal taps look tempting, but don't trust them! (learn from my mistake)
  • Justin M.
    Justin MaxsonAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    AMAZING specialty cocktails in the Hideout! Read more
  • Seth B.
    Seth BensonSeptember 26, 2013
    Old stomping grounds. Karaoke on Sundays.
  • Gerard R.heart icon on user image
    Gerard ReyesMarch 9, 2015
    Head to the back bar
  • Max K.heart icon on user image
    Max KMay 19, 2013
    Ask for goldfish
  • Trumer P.
    Trumer PilsSeptember 2, 2010
    Buy any call drink on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and get a Trumer for just $1!
  • G K.
    G KMay 12, 2012
    Bring your dog for beer
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    Mission bar Dalva was named after a a book of the same name by Jim Harrison.
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DuveSeptember 22, 2012
    Say hello to Travis the doorman!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SwansonMay 25, 2010
    If you like bourbon, order the rattlesnake...
  • David R.
    David RuizApril 4, 2011
    go Sunday and visit mike. free crepes. !!!!
  • Carole R.
    Carole ReyesJanuary 17, 2011
    try the sangria
  • Chuck R.heart icon on user image
    Chuck RoslofJune 20, 2016
    Skip it and go to Hideout instead.
  • judy
    judyAugust 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    love going on weds night for toph!
  • Isaac W.
    Isaac WJune 19, 2010
    Death and taxes!
  • judy
    judyAugust 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    have a fernet with the bartender
  • MetalMoment
    MetalMomentMay 7, 2011
    They have Hitachino Nest Beef
  • Matt K.
    Matt KMay 7, 2009
    there are pretty Asian girls here and the mint leaves look sad :(
  • em b.
    em bJune 14, 2014
    PSA: the manager is a dick.
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