Can one person drink at every bar in San Francisco?

Rockit Room – Inner Richmond

Rockit Room is a bar I can’t quite figure out. The design is modern and lush, with dark lighting and swanky brown leather booths. Everything about Rockit Room whispers classic bar. But then you notice several giant flat screen tv’s at the bar, along with a huge flat screen video advertisement for events at the bar, and an equally big flat screen jukebox. I found these thing somewhat jarring in an otherwise tasteful setting. This would be a great bar for a date if there weren’t flashing screens everywhere causing constant distraction.

But Rockit Room has a lot going for it too. In addition to billiards the bar has Jenga, which is the perfect game to play while drinking. Half the fun is reading what other drunk people who came before wrote on the Jenga blocks.

The seating at Rockit Room is perfect for small groups. The comfy curved booths make it easy to maintain conversations with everyone in your party.

The oddest and possibly most awesome feature of Rockit Room is their Pringle chips dispenser. It’s a vending machine specifically made to distribute those little cans of perfectly formed dehydrated potato chips!

The only drawback other than the T.V.’s is the price of their drinks. I never thought I would have to pay $6 for well and $8 for call at a neighborhood bar in the Inner Richmond. I will add this bar to my mental list of places to go during happy hour only.

Rockit Room

406 Clement St
(between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
(415) 387-6343

5 responses

  1. There’s also a concert venue upstairs that gave me literally the worst bar service I’ve ever encountered.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:02 am

    • It wasn’t exceptional downstairs, but as a bartender I give my fellows a lot of slack. Could have been a bad day for her.

      June 14, 2010 at 11:09 am

  2. juan rapido

    I’d suggest revisiting to see a show. I would also agree to bar service upstairs during shows is miserable. There was hiring for looks over bar skills. (Rather than looks and bar skills!)

    But it’s an interesting place to see music/events and might be worth a second visit.

    It’s an odd place though. I came downstairs from a friend’s event and all of a sudden i was in some kind of club scene vortex, with people (USF students?) waiting outside behind a velvet rope to get into the downstairs. The music was reggae, not house or techno. And they had big burly security with black t-shirts and earphones.

    i miss the old last day saloon. (former life of this bar)

    June 14, 2010 at 12:28 pm

  3. Weird! This bar gets curiouser and curiouser.

    June 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm

  4. Sean C.

    I never would’ve suspected that this place would be on the pricey side. Agreed, $6 wells is at odds with the scruffy unpretentious neighborhood. I never made it to the Last Day Saloon but that incarnation definitely did look cooler and more fitting for the hood.

    June 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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