Incident Summary:

3/27/1970: Unknown perpetrators detonated a bomb at the Trovatore Tavern in San Francisco, California, United States. The Tavern was across the street from the Hall of Justice and frequented by police officers. There were no casualties, however, the building sustained $5,000 in damages.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


San Francisco

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Tavern
Specific Description Trovatore Tavern
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity San Francisco Police Department
Specific Description San Francisco Police Officers frequenting Trovatore Tavern
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $5,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Earlier in the month, a leader of the Black community was killed by a San Francisco Police Officer over an argument.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Black Nationalists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"S.F. Tavern Is Bombed Near Police Station," Washington Post, March 28, 1970.
"Guerrilla Acts of Sabotage and Terrorism in the United States 1965-1970," Scanlan's Magazine, January 1971.