Top Of The Mark Raises A Glass To Celebrate 75 Years


It is a spring worth toasting to at Top of the Mark as it kicks off its 75th anniversary, celebrates the sounds of Motown this April, and honors mothers on the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day on May 11. Located on the 19th floor of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, the Top of the Mark sky lounge affords a near 360-degree vista of San Francisco with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands, as well as Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Special offers this spring are as follows:

Celebrate 75 Years!

Top of the Mark opened to great fanfare on May 11, 1939 and has taken its place as a premiere San Francisco destination, entertaining presidents, movie stars, and other celebrities who have traveled far and wide to enjoy a cocktail and take in the spectacular view. The year the lounge opened also marked an important milestone in world history, the start of World War II, a time when Top of the Mark became a destination for servicemen to meet.

To celebrate its 75th year, or Diamond Anniversary, the lounge introduces a special anniversary menu featuring a classic dish and cocktail from early Top of the Mark menus. This March, guests will enjoy a Classic Martini ($14) and Chicken Liver Pate with whole grain mustard, pickled onion, cornichons, and crostini ($18). April’s feature is a Horse’s Neck cocktail with lemon, Whiskey, dry ginger ale and a lemon twist ($14) and Beef Tongue, escabeche, red onion and baby arugula ($17). Offers will change each month.

Guests can also enjoy a 75th  “Diamond Anniversary” package including two rounds of the featured anniversary cocktail and appetizer of choice, window seating, framed photo and a special commemorative Top of the Mark pin ($150). The Solider package includes 1/5 Bulleit Bourbon, a selection from the “Something Cool” and “Something Warm” light dining menu, window seating, and a framed photo ($200).

Motown at the Mark

Music has always been part of the atmosphere at Top of the Mark, whether listening to a jazz band or dancing the night away. This spring, the lounge celebratesMotown at the Mark every Thursday evening, starting on April 3 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with Bay Area favorite – Pure Ecstasy. This trio band and female vocalist bring their smooth sounds and harmonies to the Top of the Mark inviting guests to enjoy a night of dancing, light dining and cocktails.

Mother’s Day Brunch

On Sunday, May 11, Top of the Mark not only celebrates moms – it celebrates its official diamond anniversary, having opened 75 years ago to the day.  Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, Top of the Mark and Executive Chef Nenad Stefanovic present a delicious buffet including a raw bar, carving station, salads, entrees, breakfasts and desserts along with limitless mimosas and entertainment by pianist Michael Athens. All mothers are entered into giveaways throughout the day which includes $100 and $75 gift cards to Macy’s, as well as a grand prize of a $750 gift card to Tiffany & Co. and one hundred roses. Pricing for Mother’s Day is $109 for adults and $59 for ages four through 12. Children three and under are complimentary. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For more reservations, information on upcoming events or to book Top of the Mark for a private daytime or evening function, please visit and or call 415.616.6916.