Speakeasies in Civic Center / Tenderloin, San Francisco, CA

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Wilson and Wilson Private Detective Agency - Cocktail Bar | Lounge | Speakeasy in San Francisco.
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505 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Bourbon & Branch - Bar | Speakeasy in San Francisco.

Party Earth Review The word “speakeasy” may be bantered about a lot, but Bourbon & Branch has the distinction of operating in a location that actually was one – in the form of JJ Russell's Cigar Shop – from 1921 to 1933. Much like in its heyday, the venue still sports an unmarked door, requires a password ... more

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501 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Civic Center and Tenderloin districts fuse a cool underground scene with a gritty urban landscape. Tenderloin specifically pays homage to its past in the form of some speakeasy spots that are sure to make one feel like it’s the 1920s all over again.

Two of the best speakeasies in San Francisco are in Tenderloin: Bourbon & Branch, and Wilson and Wilson Private Detective Agency (the latter being accessible through the former). Reservations are a must at these swanky establishments. Patrons even receive special passwords to gain entry.

Bourbon & Branch has the distinction of operating in a location that actually was an illegal drinking den. It operated as JJ Russell's Cigar Shop from 1921 to 1933, defying prohibition laws. The venue still sports an unmarked door, secret passageways, hidden rooms, and old-timey swing tunes. Through one of those unmarked doors is Wilson and Wilson Private Detective Agency, a more intimate Tenderloin speakeasy where guests make their way through a dark, winding hallway to a small bar area where some of the city’s most impressive mixologists create hand-crafted cocktails from scratch.

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