Happy Hour Every Monday to Friday 3-6pm
$2 off all beers and cocktails

Shovels Bar and Grill serves smashburgers, dogs, salads and more along with the best Craft Beers in San Francisco. Shovel’s is home to an extensive Whiskey list and is a great place to relax with friends or to rent for private parties.

460 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Hours: 12:noon – 10:00pm

Events Calendar

Football every week on the big screen (Details in Calendar)

Pool League every Tuesday Night

Pool table room

Pool Table Room

Check out Our Menu

Simple menu created with exceptional ingredients. Carnivore Warning: There is a danger of craving the Impossible Burger as much a beef burger.

View the Food Menu

Great for Private Parties

Virtual Tastings

Corporate and private tastings: Virtual or in person. We supply tasting kits and a whisky expert to guide your group through a sensory perception experience. Tequila, Gin, Rum, Vodka tastings also. Contact our events coordinator:

events: Doug@shovelsbar.com

Our Sordid History

We are a neighborhood bar and grill with incredibly tasty food from fried bar snacks to a healthy Cobb salad. Selections include smashburgers, gourmet dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, chili fries, cheese curds, and fried pickles to name a few.
Shovel’s is located on the bottom floor of The St. Paul Apartments built in 2011. The bottom floor was originally David E. Bucks liquor store. In 2019 the liquor store went out of business for obvious reasons and become a cigar shop which was a well know front for a Speakeasy. The full-sized basement kept folks lubricated until the 1930’s. There is still a glass peephole in the door that leads downstairs. In the 1930’s this location became The Lodge, at which time the current wooden bar was installed by United Showcase Fixture Co., a San Francisco establishment that went out of business in the late 1930’s . In the 1960’s Harry Harrington purchased and put his name on the bar. In 2020 the bar became Shovels, a tribute to the gold-rush era that helped to build San Francisco into what it is. Many old time patrons feel that Harry Harrington’s presence is still in the bar. As new knowledge of history is discovered , it may actually be David E Bucks presence that is felt as no one knows what happened to him.