Built in 1908, The Hotel Utah Saloon has been a SOMA neighborhood hangout serving drinks, live music, and tasty food for almost 50 years. Stop by and experience this historic San Francisco watering hole and cultural icon.

..this is a cool room…”  – John Mayer

THE HOTEL UTAH SALOON – SF

Built in 1908, The Hotel Utah Saloon has been a SOMA neighborhood hangout serving drinks, live music, and tasty food for almost 50 years. Stop by and experience this historic San Francisco watering hole and cultural icon.

..this is a cool room…”  – John Mayer

Built in 1908, The Hotel Utah Saloon has been a SOMA neighborhood hangout serving drinks, live music, and tasty food for almost 50 years. Stop by and experience this historic San Francisco watering hole and cultural icon.

THE HOTEL UTAH SALOON – SAN FRANCISCO

SHOW TIMES: 7PM WEEKDAYS, 8PM WEEKENDS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
SHOW TIMES: 7PM WEEKDAYS, 8PM WEEKENDS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

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12/17/2022 BLACKWÜLF
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5th Annual Rockin' for Tots Benefit featuring
Supporting Talent
Another Tangent,The Nineteens,The Vrbs
Event Date
Sat Dec 17
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Independent Venue Alliance

500 4th St. San Francisco, CA 94107

415-546-6300

Monday Open Mic : www.theutah.org

If you would like to play at the Utah, please use the booking request form

If you have a question about a show, please email play@hotelutah.com  Do not email show requests. Only form requests will be considered.

The Utah Inn

Despite our name, we do not run a hotel. The Utah Inn is a hotel located in the same building, at 504 4th Street. Please contact them at: 415-495-0617 https://theutahinn.com/  

HOURS

Open Daily at 11:30 AM; 

bar open until midnight (or later on show nights)

Kitchen open until 11:00 PM

UTAH NEWSLETTER

Join our email list for updates on shows and events (only 1 or 2 emails a month, we promise!)

Today’s Tasty Food

Utah Sliders – $14

Two Holstein sliders on brioche buns with Utah sauce

Popcorn Shrimp – $12

Fried in a panko batter and served with Utah Sauce.

Saloon BLT – $15

cornmeal battered green tomato on grilled sourdough with sweet corn aioli, sprouts, and smoked Pork belly

Add Pesto $2

Veggie Mini Pizza – $10 *

with a crème fraiche base & veggies

Meat Mini Pizza – $11 *

with a crème fraiche base & pepperoni,

or pancetta and carmelized onion $12

Veggie Spring Rolls (4) – $10

with soy-green onion dipping sauce

Stir-Fry Noodles – $11

with veggies, thai chile , basil (vegan)

Add shrimp $4

Arugula Side Salad – $7

with Roma tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber, red onion, mushroom, and a red wine vinaigrette

Quesadilla – $9*  **

 with Pico & Sour Cream

Add Meat $3

House-made Hummus – $10

with toasted pita & tapenade (vegan)

Basket of Fries or Tots – $10

vegan-friendly, vegetarian with Utah sauce

Buffalo Bitez – 6 for $10 – 12 for $14

made of cauliflower with Utah Buffalo Sauce

Mixed Spiced Nuts – $5

Add Avocado – $3

Side of Fries or Tots – $5

Side of Pita – $2

All prices include 8.625% sales tax
* can be made vegan
** can be made gluten free

BEERS/CIDERS ON TAP

 

21st Amendment Brew Free!  IPA

Ace Guava Cider

Allagash White Witbier

Anchor Brewing Steam Beer

Fort Point Brewing KSA

Golden State Mighty Dry Cider

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Stiegl Goldbrau Lager

Stone Tangerine Express IPA

Trumer Pils

Tecate

BOTTLES/CANS

 

Alaska Brewing Amber

Almanac Sunshine & Opportunity Sour Ale

Anchor Brewing Porter

Bohemia Pilsner

Budweiser

Budweiser Light

Deschutes Squeezy Rider West Coast IPA

Leffe Blonde (11.2 oz)

Stella Artois

Modelo Especial

Modelo Negra

Pabst Blue Ribbon

NON-ALCOHOLIC 

 
Beck’s NA

Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn (Golden)  

Athletic Brewing Run Wild (IPA)

Lake Street Dive – 2012

John Mayer – 2013

Frank Black – 2009

ZZ Ward – 2012

Think about the Hotel Utah Saloon for your next event! The Utah is available for lunches, happy hour events, entire venue buyouts, and whatever private event needs you dream up.  We host groups of up to 75 for semi-private events, or up to 200 people for fully private events. We have affordable and flexible pricing based on your event needs and timing. 

The stage and the loft are fully equipped with updated and high-quality lighting, sound, and projection systems. Our kitchen & bar provide a wide range of tasty food and hearty drinks for you and your guests and can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. From a no-host bar with our standard menu, to special appetizers, or even a customized buffet, we will make your event everything you need.

For more information, or to check availability for your next event, email info@hotelutah.com

THIS IS AN OLD PLACE

It was built in 1908, when the Barbary Coast was still going strong. In 1908, the year Bette Davis was born. The year of the first Model T. 28 years before the Bay Bridge. This bar was standing (and probably serving) before, during, and after Prohibition. Come drink that vibe.

Starting it off, there was the Deininger Family. As a family, they opened the Saloon and commissioned furniture makers in Belgium to design and create its ornate back bar. Since they were serving the city’s best beer, Fredericksburg, the brewery initials ‘FB’ were carved into the back bar (and are still there)! Beer arrived by horse and carriage in wooden kegs that were lowered into the cellar.

The Hotel Carnot (upper right) 1923

Al's Trans Bay 1950

A PLACE WITH A SKETCHY PAST

Gamblers, thieves, politicians, hustlers, friends of opium, goldseekers, godseekers, charlatans, police, fancy miscreants — they all visited the Saloon. And that was when SOMA was just a lonely section of the San Francisco waterfront.

After the Bay Bridge was finished in 1936, SOMA came into its own. The Saloon (and the hotel upstairs) was home to longshoremen, merchants, metalsmiths, and furniture makers, with constant traffic flowing back and forth between San Francisco and the East Bay.

AND GOOD STORIES

Next came the decade of the American Dream. In the 1950s, Al Opatz presided over the Saloon. Al didn’t like neckties. If someone wearing a tie got close enough, Al made his move and cut the tie off with scissors. His favorite way to greet someone was to offer them his hand and say “Shake the hand that shook the world”. World shakers like beat poets, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Bing Crosby bent elbows with gangsters and the cocktail generation. Al eventually bought the bar in 1966 and renamed it Al’s Transbay Tavern. Al’s Transbay gets a mention in a Coppola film, “The Conversation.”

Bring it to 1977. Paul Gaer, who co-wrote the story for the 1979 film “The Electric Horseman,” bought the bar from Al. He renamed it The Utah, and built a stage to support local music, experimental art, writers, comedy, and theater. San Francisco loved it, and Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, and the Pickle Family Circus broke it in.

At the bar in 1974. Al's Trans Bay Tavern

STORIES THAT GO ON

Hard to believe that after a century a place can still have the same personality. In the midst of a neighborhood that has reinvented itself so many times, the Hotel Utah Saloon still glows with the mahogany bar, serves quality drinks and real food, cooked onsite, to all comers, and provides a welcoming stage for independent local and national acts.

The stories keep coming. Curious yarns with details we can’t go into. Come in sometime, experience it, and feel it for yourself.

Get tickets to The Utah!

500 4th St. SF, CA 94107

415-546-6300

Open Mic : www.theutah.org

If you would like to play at the Utah, please use the booking request form

If you have a question about a show, please email play@hotelutah.com  Do not email show requests. Only form requests will be considered.

HOURS

Open Daily at 11:30 AM;

bar open until midnight (or later on show nights)

Kitchen open until 11:00 PM

UTAH NEWSLETTER

Join our email list for updates on shows and events (only one or two emails a month, we promise!)
The Utah Inn

Despite our name, we do not run a hotel. The Utah Inn is a hotel located in the same building, at 504 4th Street. Please contact them at: 415-495-0617 https://theutahinn.com/  

Utah Sliders – $14

Two Holstein sliders on brioche buns with Utah sauce

Popcorn Shrimp – $12

Fried in a panko batter and served with Utah Sauce.

Saloon BLT – $15

cornmeal battered green tomato on grilled sourdough with sweet corn aioli, sprouts, and smoked Pork belly

Add Pesto $2

Veggie Mini Pizza – $10 *

with a crème fraiche base & veggies

Meat Mini Pizza – $11 *

with a crème fraiche base & pepperoni,

or pancetta and carmelized onion $12

Veggie Spring Rolls (4) – $10

with soy-green onion dipping sauce

Stir-Fry Noodles – $11

with veggies, thai chile , basil (vegan)

Add shrimp $4

Arugula Side Salad – $7

with Roma tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber, red onion, mushroom, and a red wine vinaigrette

Quesadilla – $9*  **

 with Pico & Sour Cream

Add Meat $3

House-made Hummus – $10

with toasted pita & tapenade (vegan)

Basket of Fries or Tots – $10

vegan-friendly, vegetarian with Utah sauce

Buffalo Bitez – 6 for $10 – 12 for $14

made of cauliflower with Utah Buffalo Sauce

Mixed Spiced Nuts – $5

Add Avocado – $3

Side of Fries or Tots – $5

Side of Pita – $2

All prices include 8.625% sales tax
* can be made vegan
** can be made gluten free

BEERS/CIDERS ON TAP

 

21st Amendment Brew Free!  IPA

Ace Guava Cider

Allagash White Witbier

Anchor Brewing Steam Beer

Fort Point Brewing KSA

Golden State Mighty Dry Cider

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Stiegl Goldbrau Lager

Stone Tangerine Express IPA

Trumer Pils

Tecate

BOTTLES/CANS

 

Alaska Brewing Amber

Almanac Sunshine & Opportunity Sour Ale

Anchor Brewing Porter

Bohemia Pilsner

Budweiser

Budweiser Light

Deschutes Squeezy Rider West Coast IPA

Leffe Blonde (11.2 oz)

Stella Artois

Modelo Especial

Modelo Negra

Pabst Blue Ribbon

NON-ALCOHOLIC 

 
Beck’s NA

Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn (Golden)  

Athletic Brewing Run Wild (IPA)

Think about the Hotel Utah Saloon for your next event! The Utah is available for lunches, happy hour events, entire venue buyouts, and whatever private event needs you dream up.  We host groups of up to 75 for semi-private events, or up to 200 people for fully private events. We have affordable and flexible pricing based on your event needs and timing. 

The stage and the loft are fully equipped with premium lighting fixtures, high-quality sound, and customizable projection systems. Our kitchen & bar provide a wide range of tasty food and hearty drinks for you and your guests. From a no-host bar with our standard menu, to special appetizers, or even a customized buffet, every effort will be made to accommodate specific dietary restrictions and make your event everything you need.

For more information, or to check availability for your next event, email info@hotelutah.com

THIS IS AN OLD PLACE

It was built in 1908, when the Barbary Coast was still going strong. In 1908, the year Bette Davis was born. The year of the first Model T. 28 years before the Bay Bridge. This bar was standing (and probably serving) before, during, and after Prohibition. Come drink that vibe.

The Hotel Carnot (upper right) 1923

Starting it off, there was the Deininger Family. As a family, they opened the Saloon and commissioned furniture makers in Belgium to design and create its ornate back bar. Since they were serving the city’s best beer, Fredericksburg, the brewery initials ‘FB’ were carved into the back bar (and are still there)! Beer arrived by horse and carriage in wooden kegs that were lowered into the cellar.

A PLACE WITH A SKETCHY PAST

Gamblers, thieves, politicians, hustlers, friends of opium, goldseekers, godseekers, charlatans, police, fancy miscreants — they all visited the Saloon. And that was when SOMA was just a lonely section of the San Francisco waterfront.

Al's Trans Bay 1950

After the Bay Bridge was finished in 1936, SOMA came into its own. The Saloon (and the hotel upstairs) was home to longshoremen, merchants, metalsmiths, and furniture makers, with constant traffic flowing back and forth between San Francisco and the East Bay.

AND GOOD STORIES

Next came the decade of the American Dream. In the 1950s, Al Opatz presided over the Saloon. Al didn’t like neckties. If someone wearing a tie got close enough, Al made his move and cut the tie off with scissors. His favorite way to greet someone was to offer them his hand and say “Shake the hand that shook the world”. World shakers like beat poets, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Bing Crosby bent elbows with gangsters and the cocktail generation. Al eventually bought the bar in 1966 and renamed it Al’s Transbay Tavern. Al’s Transbay gets a mention in a Coppola film, “The Conversation.”

At the bar in 1974. Al's Trans Bay Tavern

Bring it to 1977. Paul Gaer, who co-wrote the story for the 1979 film “The Electric Horseman,” bought the bar from Al. He renamed it The Utah, and built a stage to support local music, experimental art, writers, comedy, and theater. San Francisco loved it, and Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, and the Pickle Family Circus broke it in.

STORIES THAT GO ON

Hard to believe that after a century a place can still have the same personality. In the midst of a neighborhood that has reinvented itself so many times, the Hotel Utah Saloon still glows with the mahogany bar, serves quality drinks and real food, cooked onsite, to all comers, and provides a welcoming stage for independent local and national acts.

 The stories keep coming. Curious yarns with details we can’t go into. Come in sometime, experience it, and feel it for yourself.

Get tickets to The Utah!

500 4th St. S.F., CA 94107

415-546-6300

Mon Open Mic : www.theutah.org

HOURS

Open Daily at 11:30 AM

bar open until midnight (or later on show nights)

Kitchen open until 11:00 PM

UTAH NEWSLETTER

Join our email list for updates on shows and events (only one or two emails a month, we promise!)

Utah Sliders – $14

Two Holstein sliders on brioche buns with Utah sauce

Popcorn Shrimp – $12

Fried in a panko batter and served with Utah Sauce.

Saloon BLT – $15

cornmeal battered green tomato on grilled sourdough with sweet corn aioli, sprouts, and smoked Pork belly

Add Pesto $2

Veggie Mini Pizza – $10 *

with a crème fraiche base & veggies

Meat Mini Pizza – $11 *

with a crème fraiche base & pepperoni,

or pancetta and carmelized onion $12

Veggie Spring Rolls (4) – $10

with soy-green onion dipping sauce

Stir-Fry Noodles – $11

with veggies, thai chile , basil (vegan)

Add shrimp $4

Arugula Side Salad – $7

with Roma tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber, red onion, mushroom, and a red wine vinaigrette

Quesadilla – $9*  **

 with Pico & Sour Cream

Add Meat $3

House-made Hummus – $10

with toasted pita & tapenade (vegan)

Basket of Fries or Tots – $10

vegan-friendly, vegetarian with Utah sauce

Buffalo Bitez – 6 for $10 – 12 for $14

made of cauliflower with Utah Buffalo Sauce

Mixed Spiced Nuts – $5

Add Avocado – $3

Side of Fries or Tots – $5

Side of Pita – $2

All prices include 8.625% sales tax
* can be made vegan
** can be made gluten free

BEERS/CIDER ON TAP

 

21st Amendment Brew Free!  IPA

Ace Guava Cider

Allagash White Witbier

Anchor Brewing Steam Beer

Fort Point Brewing KSA

Golden State Mighty Dry Cider

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Stiegl Goldbrau Lager

Stone Tangerine Express IPA

Trumer Pils

Tecate

BOTTLES/CANS

 

Alaska Brewing Amber

Almanac Sunshine & Opportunity Sour Ale

Anchor Brewing Porter

Bohemia Pilsner

Budweiser

Budweiser Light

Deschutes Squeezy Rider West Coast IPA

Leffe Blonde (11.2 oz)

Stella Artois

Modelo Especial

Modelo Negra

Pabst Blue Ribbon

NON-ALCOHOLIC 

 
Beck’s NA

Athletic Brewing Upside Dawn (Golden)  

Athletic Brewing Run Wild (IPA)

Want to play The Utah?

Click here to request a show

Think about the Hotel Utah Saloon for your next event! The Utah is available for lunches, happy hour events, entire venue buyouts, and whatever private event needs you dream up.  We host groups of up to 75 for semi-private events, or up to 200 people for fully private events. We have affordable and flexible pricing based on your event needs and timing. 

The stage and the loft are fully equipped with premium lighting fixtures, high-quality sound, and customizable projection systems. Our kitchen & bar provide a wide range of tasty food and hearty drinks for you and your guests. From a no-host bar with our standard menu, to special appetizers, or even a customized buffet, every effort will be made to accommodate specific dietary restrictions and make your event everything you need.

For more information, or to check availability for your next event, email info@hotelutah.com

THIS IS AN OLD PLACE

It was built in 1908, when the Barbary Coast was still going strong. In 1908, the year Bette Davis was born. The year of the first Model T. 28 years before the Bay Bridge. This bar was standing (and probably serving) before, during, and after Prohibition. Come drink that vibe.

The Hotel Carnot (upper right) 1923

Starting it off, there was the Deininger Family. As a family, they opened the Saloon and commissioned furniture makers in Belgium to design and create its ornate back bar. Since they were serving the city’s best beer, Fredericksburg, the brewery initials ‘FB’ were carved into the back bar (and are still there)! Beer arrived by horse and carriage in wooden kegs that were lowered into the cellar.

A PLACE WITH A SKETCHY PAST

Gamblers, thieves, politicians, hustlers, friends of opium, goldseekers, godseekers, charlatans, police, fancy miscreants — they all visited the Saloon. And that was when SOMA was just a lonely section of the San Francisco waterfront.

Al's Trans Bay 1950

After the Bay Bridge was finished in 1936, SOMA came into its own. The Saloon (and the hotel upstairs) was home to longshoremen, merchants, metalsmiths, and furniture makers, with constant traffic flowing back and forth between San Francisco and the East Bay.

AND GOOD STORIES

Next came the decade of the American Dream. In the 1950s, Al Opatz presided over the Saloon. Al didn’t like neckties. If someone wearing a tie got close enough, Al made his move and cut the tie off with scissors. His favorite way to greet someone was to offer them his hand and say “Shake the hand that shook the world”. World shakers like beat poets, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Bing Crosby bent elbows with gangsters and the cocktail generation. Al eventually bought the bar in 1966 and renamed it Al’s Transbay Tavern. Al’s Transbay gets a mention in a Coppola film, “The Conversation.”

At the bar in 1974. Al's Trans Bay Tavern

Bring it to 1977. Paul Gaer, who co-wrote the story for the 1979 film “The Electric Horseman,” bought the bar from Al. He renamed it The Utah, and built a stage to support local music, experimental art, writers, comedy, and theater. San Francisco loved it, and Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, and the Pickle Family Circus broke it in.

STORIES THAT GO ON

Hard to believe that after a century a place can still have the same personality. In the midst of a neighborhood that has reinvented itself so many times, the Hotel Utah Saloon still glows with the mahogany bar, serves quality drinks and real food, cooked onsite, to all comers, and provides a welcoming stage for independent local and national acts.

The stories keep coming. Curious yarns with details we can’t go into. Come in sometime, experience it, and feel it for yourself.

Get tickets to The Utah!