Pour Guys
Bar & Grill
San Francisco

Won May 2015
Best Local Dive Bar

Pour Guys

Tempest is a bar located in the Natoma Alley off of 5th street. It has a long history with a beautiful rustic brick interior. They'll be here for you after a long days work, ready with a shot and a beer.

My Son's First Bar

My son Joey Christensen is co-owner of three bars in San Francisco, California, Tempest Bar & Grill, Louie's Bar & Grill, and Connecticut Yankee. He and his partners have worked very hard over the last several years building their businesses under the Pour Guys logo. In May 2015, the first bar they opened, Tempest Bar & Grill, won the award from SFWeekly for Best Local Dive Bar.

As a father, of course, I'm proud of my son and his partners' accomplishments. I hope, when you're visiting San Francisco, that you will take the opportunity to check out one or all of their bars. I am confident you'll have a really good time.

Tim Christensen

Located behind the Chronicle Building on an unlovely stretch of Natoma, Tempest is a long-standing bar with a rustic interior of exposed brick and faded pool tables where bike messengers stand shoulder-to-shoulder with nobs looking for a nightcap after a fancy dress at the Old Mint. Despite the sticker-clad bathroom walls (and there are many, many stickers) and loud sports broadcasts playing in the background, The Tempest allows you to shed all pretentions and just enjoy a nice beer or cocktail and unwind, without any strings attached. If you’re feeling a mite puckish afterwards, the Box Kitchen next door serves bar snacks until late at night. SFWeekly


My Son's Second Bar

In the spring of 2013, the team took over Louie’s Bar and Grill – a Financial District favorite. A former whalers’ bar with roots dating back to 1930, Louie’s maintains its old school charm while combining enough class for a client lunch.

Louie’s is a slightly more sophisticated version of its sister bar, Tempest, though still maintains its dive bar DNA with exposed brick walls, long-standing regulars, and unassuming vibe. The bar is also open until 2 AM, making it a late night favorite after much of the surrounding Financial District has closed up shop.

Louie’s is also known for its menu. Former Michael Mina vet, Stephen Crawford, and the Pour Guys were determined to make the burger one of the very best in the city. Aptly named The Burger – topped with bacon, bourbon BBQ jam, potato sticks, aioli, and argula – it does not disappoint.

Louie’s is the kind of bar that will become your go-to happy hour, lunch, or post-work haunt.


My Son's Third Bar

Connecticut Yankee is the latest addition to Pour Guys’ list of classic San Francisco bars. The Yankee was built virtually by hand by the Salvotti family in 1907, and has been a local institution for everyone-from our ditch diggers to the city mayor-ever since.

The place is steeped in rich and colorful history. From housing a bootleg operation and speakeasy during Prohibition, to serving as a favorite spot for local artists and the former art director of Rolling Stone magazine in the 70s, the Yankee is truly a San Francisco gem.

Pour Guys took over in 2015, with a commitment to maintaining the bar’s Boston roots and old school quirk while integrating calculated changes typical of the team, such as a revamped food program. Connecticut Yankee is sure to remain a favorite for locals, while becoming a go-to for new visitors seeking great food and an authentic San Francisco experience.