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Finals frenzy: Here are San Francisco's best sports bars for NBA action

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If you're a Warriors fan, it's time to make your plans around the NBA Finals, which begin on May 30.

As patrons head into San Francisco bars to watch the NBA playoffs, average daily revenue at local pubs is $1,317 on days when games are played, a 1.34% increase compared to an average day, according to an analysis of transactions at 3,500 local bars by Womply, a provider of CRM and online review management software for small businesses. That sales increase is driven by a 2% increase in transaction volume and a 0.64% decrease in purchase price.

At local restaurants in San Francisco, average daily revenue is $1,890 on days when NBA playoff games are played, a 1% increase over a typical day, according to an analysis of transactions at 42,000 local eateries by Womply. That sales increase is driven by a 1.39% increase in transaction volume and a 0.43% decrease in purchase price.     

To help you snag the best barstool in town, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top options for sports bars to catch the Finals, using both Yelp data and our own methodology.

1. Blackthorn

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Topping the list is Blackthorn. Located at 834 Irving St. (between 10th and Ninth avenues) in the Inner Sunset, it's the highest-rated sports bar in San Francisco, boasting four stars out of 206 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Bar on Dolores

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Next up is Noe Valley's The Bar on Dolores, situated at 1600 Dolores St. (between Day and 29th streets). With 4.5 stars out of 56 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar has proven to be a local favorite.

3. The Corner Spot

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The Inner Sunset's The Corner Spot, located at 1368 Irving St. (between 15th and 14th avenues), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar four stars out of 69 reviews.

4. Nick's Crispy Tacos

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Nick's Crispy Tacos, a sports bar and Mexican eatery in Russian Hill, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 3,240 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1500 Broadway (between Polk and Van Ness) to see for yourself.

5. The Taco Shop at Underdogs

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Over in the Outer Sunset, check out The Taco Shop at Underdogs, which has earned four stars out of 1,772 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sports bar and Mexican spot at 1824 Irving St. (between 19th and 20th avenues).

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