Sunday through Thursday: 4pm to midnight
Friday and Saturday: 4pm to 2am
Hogan’s Goat Tavern
2289 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
It’s gone by many names, but the space has been here since 1896, and serving alcohol since 1939!
An advertisement in the San Francisco Call from 20 November 1896:
Wanted – 3 waitresses, 9 O’CLOCK sharp. Union Restaurant, 1245 Kentucky st.
From the Polk’s Crockford-Langley Directories
The Martin and Matthew Tarabochia appeared to have run two or more restaurants, and traded them amongst themselves. They show up on Kentucky in 1903.
1901 and 1902 Tarabochia Martin, restaurant, 5 Harrison
1903 – 1905 Tarabochia Matthew, restaurant, 1245 Kentucky
1906 Tarabochia M, restaurant, 5 Harrison
Also in 1906, the space next door (now long gone) was a liquor store.
Mannion Patrick J. liquors, 1243 Kentucky
The De Veres seem to have taken over soon after. The Tarabochias might have moved down the street, but strangely, so have the De Veres?
1910 De Vere George A, restaurant, 1245 Kentucky
1915 De Vere Beatrice, 1237 Kentucky
Tarabochia Martin 1269 Kentucky
1918 De Vere Beatrice 2261, 4d
It seemed to jump around in the 1920s, and might have lain fallow for some of the decade.
1919 Smith R S (Agnes) restaurant, 3d
1921 Thomsen Karsten R 2289. 3d
By 1929, it was listed as a restaurant again.
1929 RESTAURANTS AND LUNCH ROOMS: Macchi Louis 2289 3d
Eug[ene?] Bourgon seems to have held it from 1935 through 1939. In 1939, the listing was marked “Liquors” for the first time. Given the neighborhood, it is likely that it had been selling liquor all along. Bourgon seems to have moved next door and taken up grocery sales.
1935 – 1937 Bourgon Eug (Rose) restr 2289 3d
1939 LIQUORS — RETAIL: Bourgon Eug 2289 3d
1940 Clark John liquors 2289 4d
1940 GROCERS-RETAIL Bourgon Eug 2291 3d
1943 Cardinale Jos liquors 2289 3d
In the fifties, it became the “Twenty Two Eighty Nine Club,” whether run by Ann or not.
1953 Twenty Two Eighty Nine Club liquors UN19417
1958 Ann’s Twenty Two Eighty Nine Club tavern MA 16774
By the end of the fifties, it became the Melody Room Tavern. Luigi Cervelli is noted as running it in 1961. He apparently lived next door. The name survived him, as a Luigi Cervelli passed on in San Francisco in 1977. The last directory online shows the name the same through 1982.
1959 Melody Room tavern UN 1-4803
1961 Melody Room Tavern (Luigi Cervelli)
1961 Cervelli Luigi 2293 3rd
1982 Melody Room tavern
Some time in the 1980s, the Melody Room became the Sea Star, which it remained until 2011, when it became Hogan’s Goat Tavern.