Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to make reservations to come to Tradition?
A: Tradition offers both reservations and walk-in service. The majority of our bar accommodates walk-ins. Reservations for private tables are required, but we happily take a wait-list and seat on a first come first served basis.
Q: How do I make a reservation for 10 people or less?
A: You can make a reservation from the home page of the website, under “Reserve a Table.” or by clicking here. This will direct you to our reservations system where you can reserve one of our booths for your party.
Q: Can I add people to my reservation?
A: Our tables are booths and range in size from a 2-person booth to a 10-person booth. We can not add chairs to accommodate more guests. If your party size grows after making your reservation, please email: We will do our best to accommodate, but do not guarantee seating for extra guests once the reservation is made.
Q: How can I reserve space for a private group, or a group over 10-people?
A: We have lots of great options for larger groups and corporate parties. Our mezzanine bar is available for rent for private parties up to 35 people. We also offer full venue buyouts for parties up to 150 people. To get more information, please visit our Events section. Please fill out the Event Request Form on our homepage. Your request will go to our Event Manager who will be happy to assist you with your event.
Q: Do we serve food?
A: No, we do not serve food. No food is allowed. Catering and food is only allowed in the venue for private buyouts, or private rentals of the mezzanine.
Q: Do we have a dress code?
A: Yes, we do have a minimal dress code: no baseball caps, no jerseys and no flip flops.
Q: Where is the closest place to park?
1: Best Parking LLC
525 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 265 ft N
(415) 440-1279 ‎ ·

2: EZ Public Parking
333 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 431 ft S
(415) 673-1189 ‎·
Q: What kind of music does Tradition play?
A: We play a great variety of Classic American music covering favorites from the 60’s to contemporary hits. Expect to hear anything from The Velvet Underground to Arcade Fire.
Q: Do we allow animals?
A: No, unless they are service animals.
Q: Is there a cover?
A: No
Q: What is the phone number to Tradition?
A: 415-474-2284
Q: What is Tradition’s address?
A: 441 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Q: When is Tradition open?
A: Tradition opens at 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.
Q: I left something at your bar, how do I get it back?
A: Please email

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