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CLOSED The venerable (opened by Ed Moose in 1973) Washbag (as named by Herb Caen, frequently to be found there ingesting his Vitamin V, aka vodka martinis) has been resurrected by Liam Tiernan and Susan Tiernan, after its unfortunate brief rebranding as the Cobalt Tavern, which closed in January 2008. The place looks as timeless as it always did (polished wood, gleaming brass, white linen tablecloths, lots of framed memorabilia), and serves up traditional American comfort-food specialties, high and low (steaks, burgers, salads, pastas) to a horde of happy regulars. There's a rotating list of nightly piano players, and live jazz at Saturday and Sunday brunch.


  • Cuisine(s): American, Breakfast, Brunch
  • Hours: Sun, Sat 10:30am-2am, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended on Weekends
  • Parking: Meters, Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Attire: Casual
  • Extra Info: Muni: 20, 30, 39, 41, 45
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly

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