Bourbon & Branch is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

1. Bourbon & Branch

9.1
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy · Tenderloin · 314 tips and reviews

Carlos B.Carlos B: Don't expect this to be your typical bar experience. Amazing drinks and love the speakeasy atmosphere. Always ask for recommendations and have fun.

OppOpp: Awesome little speakeasy. Great drinks.

Colleen S.Colleen Shea: Make A reservation to get the password, if you're in to speakeasy's you will love the authenticity of this place! The cucumber gimlet Is to die for!

Local Edition is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

2. Local Edition

9.0
691 Market St (at 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 263 tips and reviews

KylieKylie: A speakeasy style bar that's literally underground. With live music, hand-crafted cocktails, and hushed, dark vibe, this is a great place for a swanky date!

Michael D.Michael Dempsey: Great cocktails, incredible technique, cool vibe. Big spot, so good to go with a group of friends.

Grace Y.Grace Yoon: Great choice of cocktails. I tried Lieutenant Gov'nr, which was whiskey-based yet citrusy (w/ perf touch of cinnamon) and Sir John Watts. Great seating/standing area. Highly recommend

Rye is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

3. Rye

8.9
688 Geary St (btwn Leavenworth & Jones), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Tenderloin · 143 tips and reviews

James Y.James Yu: Get the Dark and Stormy, a nice mixture of ginger beer and bourbon

CarolineCaroline: Great place for cocktails. Would definitely recommend trying one of their whiskey sours.

SFGate M.SFGate Manager: As its name suggests, this sleek bar in a gentler section of the Tenderloin specializes in rye whiskey and specialty cocktails made with rye and other spirits.

Trick Dog is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

4. Trick Dog

9.2
3010 20th St (at Florida St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Mission District · 273 tips and reviews

SFistSFist: This spots got top-notch cocktails from the Bon Vivants team, with a wickedly interesting menu that changes every six months, as well as some terrific food. Try the Kale Salad and Scotch Egg! Read more.

Pei 👻 W.Pei 👻 Wen: Creatively delicious cocktails of course, but the food was surprisingly amazing too. Try the squash and pork sausage.

Andres D.Andres Douglas: One of the best cocktails in the US they claim

Comstock Saloon is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

5. Comstock Saloon

9.1
155 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Chinatown · 211 tips and reviews

Priya S.Priya Saiprasad: The cocktails are so seductively good! Get the South Side Cocktail if you're in the mood for a sweet and refreshing drink

Rob W.Rob W: Best cocktail bar in the city! The Cherry Bounce was amazing, The Martinez will hit the spot & the Sazerac is legendary. Can't go wrong with anything on the cocktail menu!

lululemonlululemon: Snag a seat at the bar, listen to live jazz, and try the Moonraker made with cognac, peach, and absinthe, or put fate into the hands of the mixologist with the Barkeep’s Whimsy.

The Alembic is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

6. The Alembic

9.2
1725 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St.), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Haight Ashbury · 230 tips and reviews

Ian S.Ian Sullivan: Love the Vasco de Gama cocktail! Whiskey with apple and a spicy kick. Super good. Pair it with an order of the cumin honey spiced nuts. Gold!

AFAR MediaAFAR Media: We always get snacks like the pickled quail eggs & sumac potato chips with yogurt dipping sauce, a sandwich (I love the beer-battered rockfish), & a tasty, inventive cocktail. Read more.

Stef K.Stef Krieger: Delicious cocktails in a cozy space right on Haight St.

Blackbird Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

7. Blackbird Bar

9.0
2124 Market St (at Church St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Duboce Triangle · 176 tips and reviews

Paula W.Paula Williamson: Great additon to the castro bar scene. Excellent Manhattans

Rob R.Rob Ray: Fantastic place to grab a cocktail before heading to a show at Cafe Du Nord. Also, gotta love a place where you see super complicated cocktails being served in the same round as a bunch of PBRs.

Kyle F.Kyle Frost: Fantastic Moscow mule and dark and stormy

Beretta is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

8. Beretta

9.4
1199 Valencia St (at 23rd St), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Mission District · 471 tips and reviews

Susan L.Susan Loh: This is where I had my 'Farewell SF' dinner. Meatballs, risotto, pizza, and incredible cocktails. Pro tip: reserve the downstairs for private party.

Barton S.Barton Smith: San Francisco has a consistent style of Italian food among it's many great Italian restaurants but Beretta is probably my favorite. I like the cocktails, meatballs and spicy Italian sausage pizza.

Pei 👻 W.Pei 👻 Wen: Bread, bread, and bread! I would recommend a family-style meal with appetizers and pizzas, instead of ordering entrees. Great cocktail menu too!

ABV is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

9. ABV

9.2
3174 16th St (btwn Guerrero & Albion St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Mission Dolores · 127 tips and reviews

Stef K.Stef Krieger: Loved the small plates and creative cocktails.

Lauren C.Lauren Clifford: Really awesome vibe and unbelievable cocktails. Some of the best small plates I've had. Go for the Tartine toast, pulled pork tortillas, and charred Broccoli do cinncio with green garlic vinaigrette.

Hei-Yu T.Hei-Yu Tang: Delicious cocktails at a reasonable price parred with tasty bar food. The meat board is a nice snack to share with some friends. The Mumbai Mule is highly recommended. Staff is super friendly.

Rickhouse is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

10. Rickhouse

8.7
246 Kearny St (at Bush St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 256 tips and reviews

ErinErin: GREAT cocktails. GREAT beer selection. GREAT variety (something for every taste). Bartenders are very friendly people. A great happy hour spot.

Brief E.Brief Episode: Good mixologists, great ambiance. Try the Punch Drunk Buck - refreshing with ginger beer. Skip the Strangelove. Fort Pointe is good but very boozy!

Sarah S.Sarah Strehler: My favourite cocktail bar in the city! Beautiful, cozy interior, knowledgeable staff, hidden back room, basement and balcony, and the best cocktails!

15 Romolo is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

11. 15 Romolo

8.8
15 Romolo Pl (btwn Fresno & Broadway St.), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · North Beach · 205 tips and reviews

Steph N.Steph N: Get the white Sangria and a few apps from the menu with a friend, enjoy the open speakeasy ambience

PUNCHPUNCH: With a solid classic cocktail list as well as a number of playful riffs, 15 Romolo has established itself as one of the most consistent and enduring craft cocktail bars in San Francisco. Read more.

Jared R.Jared Roussel: Love the cocktails, love the look, enjoy the bartenders. Food has been off base. Fries are consistently over-salted & served with homemade but very runny ranch dressing. Would love to see this fixed.

Martuni's is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

12. Martuni's

8.7
4 Valencia St (at Market), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 77 tips and reviews

LiviaLivia: love their cherry blossom martini!

SFGate M.SFGate Manager: Go for the generous-sized, not to mention reasonably priced, martinis; stay for the convivial atmosphere and sing-alongs of show tunes, jazz and contemporary standards in the back piano room.

H Y.H Y: Peach fuzz is my fav martini in SF. Relaxing and imitate vibe. Good service as well.

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

13. Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

9.0
398 Hayes St (at Gough St), San Francisco, CA
French Restaurant · Civic Center · 249 tips and reviews

Albert T.Albert Treat: The baked Mac & Cheese is delicious - and entree sized! Also, try the 3 cheese trio of Humbolt Fog, Cloth Wrapped Cheddar, and the Pecora. Feeling Bond-ish? Their Vesper Martini is great!

Seph M.Seph M.: Excellent cocktails. Try the Ginger Rogers.

Tanner C.Tanner Christensen: Amazing weekend brunch, mimosas, burger, or duck!

Coqueta is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

14. Coqueta

9.1
Pier 5 - The Embarcadero (Broadway), San Francisco, CA
Spanish Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 180 tips and reviews

Priya S.Priya Saiprasad: Make sure to snag a reso weeks in advance! The Arroz Cromosa, the Croquetas and the Sunny Side Up Egg were all to die for. Pair them with a perfectly crafted signature cocktail and you're golden.

Jonathan D.Jonathan Diaz: Meatballs are great. Octopus was under seasoned. Great cocktail menu. Can't go wrong.

Melon L.Melon L: Gin cocktails are amazing. Can't go wrong with any of them though my favorite is the barca.

Nopa is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

15. Nopa

9.4
560 Divisadero St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Alamo Square · 524 tips and reviews

JoleneJolene: Go to Nopa. All the cocktails are amazing, but the Blue Bottle Martini is to die for. Also, best pork chop in the city. Menu is always changing!

Priya S.Priya Saiprasad: I highly recommend the grass fed burger (it comes with delicious fries and aioli sauce) along with an order of anything from their cocktail menu! But seriously, everything here is great.

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Fantastic pork chops, stellar burgers, and a brilliant wine list and cocktail menu. Sit at the chef's counter and watch the magic happen.