Sam’s Anchor Cafe

Sam’s Anchor Cafe

27 Main Street
(415) 435-4527

The setting: just north of San Francisco, in Marin County, lies a sleepy beach community known as Tiburon. In Tiburon lies a diamond in the rough the locals flock to in droves known simply as Sam’s. On a sunny day-- and even when it’s cold and rainy in San Francisco, it still might be bright sunshine in Tiburon-- Sam’s fills up with patrons who sip bloody marys, eat seafood, laugh and make merry while gawking at attractive females doing the same. Locals know that sitting in the sun, striking up conversations with other patrons, and enjoying the water is what traveling to the Bay Area is all about. Sam’s is a local treasure and excellent for groups.

Venue Tip: 

Take the ferry over to Tiburon from either the Ferry Building or Pier 41 in San Francisco. Gorgeous views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and SF. Plus they serve beer and lots of it. Finally, you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving.

The Good: 
Sam’s has free popcorn and reasonably priced food. Plus, there’s usually plenty of female talent on a sunny Saturday or Sunday.
The Bad: 
If the weather is lousy, Sam’s can be a drag as the seats outside on the back patio make this place what it’s famous for and you’ll lose most of the crowd (which leans towards blonds in jeans and tank tops).
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Price: $$

Accepts Credit Cards: Yes.

Reservations Needed: No, but worth making them anyway as Sam’s fills up quickly on sunny days.

What to Bring: Sunscreen and your appetite. Oh, and a designated driver (if you don't take the ferry).