SF Cocktail Bars Overview

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SF is not short on bars in pretty much every variety, and this certainly holds true for San Francisco cocktail bars. There are plenty of spots in this town where a drink is a lot more than just a drink; where bartenders consider themselves artists and everything is hand-pressed and sprinkled with fairy dust and love.

Obviously you can expect to pay big money at some of the trendier cocktail bars in San Francisco, and you should also expect to wait for your order. This certainly holds true at Bourbon & Branch, a chic and incredibly popular speakeasy in the Tenderloin that actually has the house rule “be patient” considering most of its drinks take several minutes to make.

The Mission is a great place to find an SF cocktail bar, including The Hideout at Dalva, a covert bar inside another bar that hides a tiny cocktailer’s paradise. Of course, those looking for less-refined cocktail bars in SF will have no trouble either, whether they’re in the mood for sugar-packed bowls of deadly drinks at big party spots like Bamboo Hut in North Beach or Trad’r Sam in The Richmond, or the seventy-plus rum-infused cocktails strong enough to take down a thoroughbred at Smuggler’s Cove in the Western Addition.

All over this great little town, from SoMa to The Sunset and back again, there are lots of stellar SF cocktail bars to choose from.

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