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Sam jordan with his wife Bertha Ruth

Established in 1959, Sam Jordan’s is the oldest African American Bar in San Francisco. The bar is located in the Bayview/Hunters Point community. Sam Jordan was an African American businessman, community leader and activist. Born in Diboll, TX in 1925, Sam moved to San Francisco in 1947. A Navy veteran, he worked as a longshoreman and warehouseman.

He achieved boxing success in the San Francisco Golden Gloves. A light-heavyweight, he won the championship diamond belt in 1948. Sam would serenade the crowd after every win and became known as “Singing Sam.”

He opened the doors to “Sam Jordan’s Tavern” (the former name) in 1959. Because of his strong ties to the community he was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Butchertown.” Butchertown was the former name of the Bayview district and was the home to slaughterhouses, corrals and tanneries.

In 1963, Sam was the first African American to run for Mayor. He ran on the Independent ticket and finished fourth in a field of eight.

In 2013, Mayor Ed Lee signed documents that officially designated Sam Jordan’s as a historical landmark.

Dad @ Appreciation: Sam Jordan 1999

@ Appreciation: Sam Jordan 1999

sam with wife

Sam & his wife Bertha Ruth 1959

Dad Boxing: Sam Jordan 1948

Boxing: Sam Jordan 1948

Dad Young: Sam Jordan circa 1945

Young time: Sam Jordan circa 1945

Our Team

Allen (head chef)

About Allen

Allen worked as a head chef at samjordanbar. He has been cooking for over 10 years and has created recipes for various yummy foods.

He has recently started writing recipes for the blog SamJordanBar, and he is excited to share his culinary creations with a wider audience.

His recipes are sure to please any palate, and he is always looking for new and innovative ways to create delicious dishes.

About Ana Ruth

Ana Ruth

Ana Ruth is a blogger and recipe creator who loves to share her passion for good food with others. She started her blog, as a way to share her recipes and cooking tips with friends and family.

Over time, her blog has grown into a popular resource for anyone looking for delicious and easy-to-follow recipes.

Ana Ruth’s recipes are all about simple, fresh ingredients and home-cooked meals. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a show-stopping dessert, you’ll find what you’re looking for on her blog.

Her recipes are always accompanied by beautiful photos, so you can see just how delicious her dishes turn out. If you’re looking for some kitchen inspiration, be sure to check out samjordanbar. You’ll find mouth-watering recipes that are sure to become new favorites.

About Emma


Emma is the editor and recipe creator behind samjordanbar.

She started the blog in 2016 as a way to share her love of food and cooking with the world.

Since then, she has built up a loyal following of readers who appreciate her delicious recipes and helpful cooking tips.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter.

She also enjoys reading, hiking, and playing the piano.

Final Word

Our goal is to help you make the best recipe possible. You can find tips and guides about different types of food, and recipes, like BBQ, fried chicken, chicken fry, and more. We hope that our advice will help you create delicious meals that you and your family can enjoy. Thanks for visiting us!

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4004 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94124

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