Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio
Great musical entertainment and overall ambiance. Mediocre acoustics and food.
Really cool spot for a date by Civic Center. Great cocktails, good food, and a really great ambiance - particularly if you like live jazz music. Will definitely come here again.
Love this place and my go to for a date with my wife.
I love jazz. I could hardly hear the music because the crowd just a bit loud. They are NOT listening to the music. Crowd are just talking loudly to hear each other. I feel that the music is just echoing because place so small. Food is great. Service is ok.
We were there to hear Le Jazz Hot and they didn’t disappoint. Loved the venue and the sound is great. Great dancing by the crowd. Only quibbles were a lack of vegetarian options and a little slow service. The only real problem was with the group of folks in front of us with at least two women who seemed to be ‘ ‘hosting’ and spent too much time standing up between us and the band and talking so loudly that they prevented us from hearing the band.
It was a great evening with good food and music!
Perfect experience. Hung out for a couple of hours listening to great live jazz and enjoying very well priced and delicious items from restaurant next door. Blackened shrimp was excellent as was the chicken with waffle. We had rezzies for 6 but the high top table we sat at accommodated an extra last minute friend.
The blackened shrimp are amazing. Cocktails delicious. Great ambience
Mr. Tipples made for a nice evening out with good music, food and beer.
You must have the sazerac. It’s a great drink.
People were talking loudly while the band was playing, showing no respect for the musicians.
A must go to!! I have been traveling to San Francisco for years and booked Mr. Tipples based on reviews. We wanted a live jazz band and good food and got that and much more. We were more than happy with the night! We will be back!!
Mr. Tripples is one of the best JAZZ bars in San Francisco if not the best. I loved live Jazz, cocktails were good too. Very good ambiance.
Limited menu, though food was good. Drinks very pricey. Makes for an expensive night out in the city.
Literally, could not hear any of the vocalist’s songs due to the extreme noise from other patrons. People were raising their voices to talk over the music, as if they were there to converse rather than listen. It was embarrassing for the vocalist and her band. We left early when it became clear we weren’t going to hear the music. I would not recommend Mr. Tipples to anyone wanting a jazz performance.
Kinda loud...but it is a jazz club/eatery
Overall it was a fun/delicious experience
What a great experience! Great food. Fantastic music. It was a great way to spend our last evening in SF and I would highly recommend going!
Great music, service, and food. We couldn't have asked for a better 1st night in San Francisco.
What a find! It's like entering a different world -- with wonderful cocktails, delicious - very reasonably priced and delicious Southern comfort food -- great servers and bartenders. And live jazz -- without an additional cover charge. It's also an easy walk to SF Jazz, the Opera and Symphony. We're coming back soon.
Would have a hard time recommending this venue. If you want a place to listen to great jazz music and have a good food search other places in San Francisco. Offering happy hour prices and music (simultaneously) simply does not work. The 'after work' crowd is far more interested in socializing than listening to music....as we found out the hard way.
Great place to have a few drinks and catch some jazz in an intimate environment. If you appreciate good music, this is a great spot.
Pre-concert drinks & snacks
Great Place! delicious food , jazz, relaxing ambiance with good drinks
The music, food, ambience, everything was simply phenomenal.
Thanks Open Table for helping us find this little gem. Great service. Perfect pre-play spot
Great ambiance, great service, great music. Will definitely be back to Mr Tipples.
Great place to hangout with live jazz and simple Southern food.
I had extremely special time in this restaurant with my old friends!
If I have next time to visit San Francisco again, I will visit there again.
This was a fabulous find. We happened upon Happy Hour cocktails before a great jazz trio. Delicious cocktails and charming service. The grilled Cajun prawn appetizer was so good we ordered a second plate. The ambiance was warm and fun with regulars up dancing the Lindy Hop to the live jazz.
I will definitely return the next time I’m in San Francisco.
The problem is I specifically requested that our table be close to the stage we were basically placed at a table back by the bar. This is very disappointing - we had to keep rearranging our seats so that my guests can actually see the band. I contacted you guys a day after my reservations to make sure the table would be close to the stage and was reassured by Colin I believe that the table would be close to the stage and was still seated near the back by the bar. We had anxious people standing behind us staring at us waiting for us to leave to get our table. If you guarantee a patron that the seating will be near the stage that guarantee should be kept. Random people were coming and sitting near the stage and it was clear that they didn't have any registration.
Very special place!
Food was tasty. Band was great. Service was space - never got water (over 3 hours) and had to stop someone to order more drinks or food.
We wanted to like Mr. Tipple's, but very poor service and bartending prevented that. The venue is a jazz club with a bit of speakeasy vibe and the music was good. The food from the limited menu is OK, but they would be better off with just some small bar bits or no food at all. It seems like a place that should do a good job with cocktails, but they don't. An Old Cuban was ordered and they brought a drink that bore no relationship whatsoever to an Old Cuban, other than containing rum. That they didn't know how to make an Old Cuban was fine (although in the age of the internet, just look it up on your phone), but sending another drink creates the impression that they didn't know that they didn't know. In the hopes of keeping it simple, a gin and tonic was requested. Who knew that a gin and tonic could be done poorly? Stick to beer and wine here or order from their short list of cocktails. They do seem to know how to prepare those. Our server had a sour demeanor. After requesting our check, for more than ten minutes he ignored our tables despite numerous efforts to his attention. We finally took our check to the bar to cash out. The mandatory 20% added to bills may explain why our waiter simply didn't care about providing any service, much less good service.
Mr Tipple's was able to accommodate our party of 8 by combining a couple of the tables. The music was excellent and the service was good. We would definitely go back.
Positives: excellent music, good quality sound, reasonable sound level so that we could hear the music and also talk among ourselves, very tasty cocktails, good selection of beer and wine
Not-so-positives: food was just ok (I tasted the fried chicken and the gumbo), cocktails are rather small for the price
Overall it was a very good experience and we will return.
The music was great! Food and drinks were just ok - definitely not bad, just didn't seem super spectacular given the prices
Mr Tipples is a great venue! Enjoyed the jazz, good food, and lovely service. Highly recommend!
It was amazing!!! Food and drinks were great!!
Music was great and good atmosphere but it was a bit too noisy to hear the music
Wonderful Jazz music with an intimate setting. Wish we lived here and could come more often.
It was great!