It’s the end of an era and the fight is over as Sinbad’s closed its doors for good last night on Pier 2.

The restaurant will be razed in order to make way for the Port of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal Expansion project, which includes the removal of Pier 2 to accommodate the construction of two new berthing facilities and covered passenger queuing areas, along with an infilling of the adjacent lagoon to create a new Embarcadero Plaza and staging area in the case of a natural disaster.

Ferry Terminal Expansion Plan South Site

San Francisco’s ferry terminal will serve a projected 32,000 riders per weekday by 2035, including new service to Treasure Island, which is up from around 10,000 passengers today.


Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Fishchum

    Ah, too bad. It was a favorite pre-Giants game spot for me; the view of the Bay Bridge from the bar was amazing. It was a nice respite from the hoards of people milling around the Ferry Building.

    • Posted by Rangermom

      The view was one of the best in San Francisco, I’d say. The place wasn’t industrial chic, but it did have an old San Francisco charm that is long gone. The bartenders were good, the food wasn’t the best, but it didn’t cost an arm and a leg either. I’ll miss it.

  2. Posted by Notcom

    I’m confused: the drawing seems to show the building extant, even AFTER the other slips have been built..and all those teeming masses ferrying off to Antioch and Redwood City don’t need to pass though the area where Sinbad’s is now …er, was, to reach their boats. I think they just wanted to get rid of it.

    • Posted by steve

      No, the agriculture building remains intact. Sinbad’s is occupying the spot between Gate E and F, which will revert to water.

      The top red circle, which is water now, will become the area marked “Embarcadero Plaza” and the bottom red circle shows Sinbad’s.

      • Posted by Notcom

        OK, my error: I was confusing it with the “the restaurant on the east end of the pier” (as the planning docs describe it in technical terms)…that doesn’t seem to be occupied at present (??)

        [Editor’s Note: The Plan To Revive One Ferry Plaza.]

  3. Posted by Stop Driving

    I remember accidentally going into this place once. What a horrible dump. The bathroom was especially filthy. So glad the market bid this place farewell.

    • Posted by Frisco

      “The market” had nothing to do with it. They were shut down by the Port (their landlord).

  4. Posted by SFHelmut

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Good riddance to the rat hole, build something beautiful!

  5. Posted by Mark F.

    Why was this place popular? Good views, that’s about it.

  6. Posted by b f

    Finally. That stands out as the single worst meal I ever had in San Francisco.

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