Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

4.8
249 reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
***Best Jazz Club in the City, by San Francisco Magazine***
Mr. Tipple’s is a craft cocktail bar featuring live jazz.
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Reservations have a 90min time limit from reservation time.
There is a $20/guest min for table service
Mr. Tipple’s heralds back to a 1950s NYC basement. Cozy. Dark. Boozy. The intimate setting features local jazz artists up close and personal. It’s a joint where you come as you are, hear great music, tap your toes, and sip a properly chilled cocktail.
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My name is Mr. Tipple. Just a simple and laughable bloke hailing from London. I run a recording studio. My friends joke that you’ll oft find me spinning cocktails, not reeling tape. After a few too many, I usually just sit back and enjoy the music, having forgotten to hit record. Regardless, the band is always jiving, the whiskey is always cold, and we’re having a smashing good time.

Experiences

  • Live Jazz at Mr. Tipple's Wed&Thur

    $12.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Mr. Tipple's now requires all guests, staff, and musicians to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be requested upon check in. Band plays from 6.30p-10.30p and does take breaks between sets. Reservations are for 90mins from the START of your reservation time. After 90mins, guests will be asks to move to bar seats or standing room. Food is available from The Fat Cat. Offering Dim Sum style Dumplings. Reservations will be released after 15min. This is a ticket for live music & not a pre-paid-dining credit. 
$20/guest food & beverage minimum. Ticket sales are final. There is an additional $10/guest no show charge. You can reschedule for a future date wherein available. Tables 6 and larger will be sat in our Opium Den Lounge.
  • Live Jazz at Mr. Tipple's Fri&Sat

    $12.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Mr. Tipple's now requires all guests, staff, and musicians to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be requested upon check in. Reservations are for 90mins from the START of your reservation time. After 90mins, guests will be asked to move to bar seats or standing room. Food is available from The Fat Cat; offering Dim Sum style Dumplings. Reservations will be released after 15min. 
Tables 6 & larger will be sat in our Opium Den Lounge. This is a ticket for live music & not a pre-paid-dining credit. 
$20/guest food & beverage minimum. Ticket sales are final. There is an additional $10/guest no show charge. You can reschedule for a future date wherein available.
  • VIP - Get the good seats!

    $20.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Get the good seats! Great sight lines & best sound in the house. Mr. Tipple's now requires all guests, staff, and musicians to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be requested upon check in. Reservations are for 90mins from the START of your reservation time. After 90mins, guests will be asked to move to bar seats or standing room. Food is available from The Fat Cat; offering Dim Sum style Dumplings. Reservations will be released after 15min. 
Tables 6 & larger will be sat in our Opium Den Lounge. This is a ticket for live music & not a pre-paid-dining credit. 
$20/guest food & beverage minimum. Ticket sales are final. There is an additional $10/guest no show charge. You can reschedule for a future date wherein available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 249 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.8
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.7
Value
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averagejoey2000
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this was just such an incredible night out! the band was great, so much energy, we loved the maple miso old fashioned, and the dumplings were to die for. we only wish you had more of the vegetarian ones, cuz one of our party is veggie only, so she had to just eat cucumber salad and gin all night. we're definitely coming back though! love it love it love it ❤️❤️❤️

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Nicole
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The music is great, the cocktails and food tasty, and the staff very fun and wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, great music, great food. Great service ! Special thanks to the hostess, who was able to move things around so I could keep my table when I came back!

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Tree
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! It's pretty loud near the front, so not great for constant conversation, but amazing jazz and great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting from out of town this was an amazing time to celebrate my wife’s bday! Great Music, Great People and Great Vibes

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Tommy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Great place. The server forgot the appetizer, but the other server was gracious and offered a refund. Otherwise, everything else was great.

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AnnaC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome music and ambiance

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BenR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spending the evening there was sheet happiness. The music was great, the food was great while unassuming. The service courteous and efficient. Size and ambiance of the venue is perfect for a jazz club. Victuals where original, tasty, sometimes whimsical.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful music venue with stylish vibe and organized very well to accommodate dining and cocktails. Delicious food, too.

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MarioL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It is a well maintained jazz club. We arrived at 5:30 p.m. We listen to Stephanie Woodford band (started playing at 6 p.m.), which was good. If you are at a table, you can only use it for 90 minutes. Afterward you can move to the bar. We left at 7 p.m. Unfortunately we did not know that a different band was playing at 8 p.m., otherwise we would have stayed longer. The restrooms are impeccable.

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vipGretchen
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great music, wonderful cocktails, cool jazz. What’s not to like?

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LouLL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff, outstanding cocktails, great dim sum. Always great live music.

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JaneM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good date!
Excellent music, good drinks, and food surprisingly good. Professional service.
Sophisticated ambiance!
Have been there before and we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipcadoglvr
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is such a cool spot - so nice to have access to live music and good food!

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goodfoodmood
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice venue, good band, and great service! The food and drinks were good as well.

JC
JazzCowboy
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friday night dinner and jazz. Loved it. Will be back next SF trip.

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valisjason
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply one of the best cocktail lounge experiences in the city.

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JMJSF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

FANTASTIC evening! Great music with the Cosmo Alleycats, fantastic drinks, and the Dim Sum was DELICIOUS! Can't wait to go back!

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GregoryD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue for jazz in San Francisco. Great service, ambiance, and craft cocktails. Josh Jones quintet was amazing.

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AnnaE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Sweet jazz club. Loved the bands and the vibe and the people who worked there were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We had the space in the back all to ourselves but gets really hot there. They should put a fan or something for people in that corner

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DoreenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Warm atmosphere, friendly & accommodating staff. Choice of music musicians & performer was outstanding. Definitely a wonderful place to enjoy atmosphere, food & music. Thank you for be
being such a wonderful venue for live music.

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BVav
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience4

Great place to listen some cool jazz music with good drinks. Food is ok.

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PatriciaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio's jazz plus dim sum was fantastic. We enjoyed the jazz ensemble and the delightful dim sum. It was a new and different dining experience for our group of 15. Our group was comprised of folks from mid-twenties to seventy and all enjoyed the atmosphere, the music and the food. I will definitely enjoy an evening at Mr. Tipple's the next time I am in San Francisco.

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ThomasK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super great cool venue for comfortable listening to great jazz. Love the vibe and so did my guests. We will return soon. Thanks to all your staff!

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TechieLew
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only bad thing I can say is that they were out of shirts in my size. Kev choice was amazing great drinks and fantastic ambience. Will be back next time I’m in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great music! … Great service! and Great bartenders!!!

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vipBilloo
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Went there after the Symphony and caught the tail end of the Jazz performance. Excellent atmosphere, craft cocktails but was disappointed that there was nothing to eat after 9:30, not even bar bites. I would have given it 5 stars if they had some food options until the bar closes.

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vipTravis
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great jazz music. Great spot.

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Lily
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mr Tipple came by our table and let me tell you - it was a delight!

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piyushy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

It wasn’t worth paying extra money To get in, I had my brother and sis in law from out of town, I wanted them to have an unique experience. Our tables were away from the stage there was nothing “VIP” about it, while other people were just walking in sitting at the stage

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NSally84
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

So happy they are reopen!
Great drinks and good music

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, drinks & most of all the music! Highly recommended!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a gem! An intimate jazz club with good food and drinks to boot. The dim sum appetizers from Black Cat made a surprisingly filling dinner, and the mixed drinks were inventive and flavorful. The band that night, Macy Blackman and the Mighty Tunes, played wonderfully. The space is intimate and cozy, and the music volume was perfect. What a pleasure hearing live music again!

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vipDanyaD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoy the jazz performer, and the food was great from FatCat!!! It was as pleasant surprise for a visit time visitor to San Francisco.

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GreggG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and decor. Darkly lit, small candlelight tables create a sophisticated setting seldom found these days. Very cordial, attentive service. Only wished the band, Cosmo Alleycats, had played more classics and less of their own compositions.

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AmyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mr. Tipple's is one of my favorite spots in San Francisco. The music is always good, the staff is excellent, the ambiance is excellent.

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DianeF
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our time very much. Such a pleasure to hear live jazz again.

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vipJamesC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

This place is so sublime! 100% fabulous. Didn’t have food only drinks so that’s why the food is ranked only good as it wouldn’t let me post without ranking the food. The atmosphere is on point. The music amazing ! Love love love this place!

FAQs

Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio is rated 4.8 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.