The Pour Guys bought the Tempest in 2010, just in time for The San Francisco Giants’ World Series win – quickly making it a mainstay for Giants fans. The historic bar sits adjacent to the San Francisco Chronicle building and has been a watering hole for local journalists, bike messengers, the after-work crowd and locals for decades.
Established in 1950, The Tempest remains one of San Francisco’s last great dive bars, with modern touches from the team that make it comfortable with the right amount of grit. The bar maintains some of its old San Francisco vibe with vintage fixtures, brick walls and worn floors.
The Tempest is also home to Box Kitchen, which boasts some of the best bar food in the city. From pork belly potato skins to melon salad and our signature Box Burger, it’s worth a trip for the food alone.
The Tempest is the perfect place to watch a game, shoot a round of pool, grab a beer and a shot after work, or get a killer burger and garlic fries.