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 · 310 tips and reviews

Amanda B.Amanda B: One of the coolest speakeasies I've ever been too. The decor and ambiance make it ultra mysterious too. I recommend the Elderflower cocktail which was so sweet and delicious. Good luck finding it!

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.

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

8.9
691 Market St (at 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 258 tips and reviews

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

Ali A.Ali Anderson: 1920's themed cocktail bar with a speak easy atmosphere. Awesome place to meet up for a cocktail - lots of seating and standing room.

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 · 142 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.

Alex K.Alex Kim: Great cocktails. Recommend their merchant mule and version of old fashioned. Bring a friend or two, it's nice to hang out here.

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 · 264 tips and reviews

Shagun A.Shagun Aulakh: Fantastic cocktails, eclectic food. #10 cocktail was delish..tequila was smooth and flavor was citrus and crisp. Kale salad is good but big. Ceviche was perfect

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.

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

5. The Alembic

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

Keith S.Keith Skirbe: Beer battered rockfish sandie!!! Great cocktails and if you like bourbon and whiskey they have a great selection

Shawna M.Shawna Mattison: I come here once a month at least. They do great classic and original cocktails. Sliders, duck hearts and bone marrow are always good. Great seasonal, interesting food in a laid back locale!! My fave.

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!

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

6. Comstock Saloon

9.1
155 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Chinatown · 207 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.

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 · 174 tips and reviews

Alyssa F.Alyssa Foote: The cocktails are amazing and the ambiance is really hip - come here early if you want a seat!

Adi D.Adi Dahiya: Great cocktails! Try the New Orleans coffee, on tap right now ☕️🍺

Raj S.Raj S.: Cash only. Lots of great cocktails but stick with an old fashioned; they make some great ones. They also have great bar jars for snacks. Pool table in the back.

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 · 459 tips and reviews

Iain N.Iain Newton: The best cocktails in the city. Great small Italian plates and pizzas. And it's open late.

Beth R.Beth Rabenstine: Definitely get the brunch pizza and whatever cocktail you fancy. They're all delish and the pizza to die for

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.

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

9. ABV

9.1
3174 16th St (btwn Guerrero & Albion St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Mission Dolores · 124 tips and reviews

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.

Rohini J.Rohini Jalan: Excellent cocktails and small plates! Get their tartine toast and grilled octopus.

EaterEater: All 16 cocktails on the menu (organized by spirit) feel thoughtful and smart. Highlights include Whiskey in Church (smoky scotch, oloroso, maple, smoked pear bitters) and the Sutro Swizzle. Read more.

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

10. Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

9.1
398 Hayes St (at Gough St), San Francisco, CA
French Restaurant · Civic Center · 244 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!

Alisa S.Alisa Sharp: Pretzel was yummy, great cocktail options

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

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 · 203 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

Tammy G.Tammy Gordon: Loved so much about @15Romolo. Back alley ambiance, adorb hipster bartenders, insane cocktail list & killer locally sourced eats. My order: Troubled Waters, Tempura Avocado & Romolo Salad a pulledpork

LindseyLindsey: Totally off the beaten path and completely worth it. Delicious and reasonably priced artisanal cocktails and food--get the Pimm's Cup!

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

12. Coqueta

9.1
Pier 5 - The Embarcadero (Broadway), San Francisco, CA
Spanish Restaurant · Northern Waterfront · 172 tips and reviews

Kelly N.Kelly Nelson: The gin cocktail menu is outstanding.

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.

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

13. Martuni's

8.7
4 Valencia St (at Market), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 73 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.

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

14. Nopa

9.4
560 Divisadero St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Alamo Square · 518 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.

Bommy C.Bommy Cha: Truly the best burger in SF. Try the smoked trout with quinoa and blue bottle cocktail. Custard french toast and smoked trout bagel are brunch winners.

The Interval at Long Now is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

15. The Interval at Long Now

9.3
2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Building A, San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · 74 tips and reviews

Yev P.Yev Pusin: The Decanted Mother in-Law (pictured) was wonderful and the first thing on the menu. Moving on the Tom Collins and Daiquiri #3 are incredibly refreshing.

Karan S.Karan Sagar: Great bar with classy decor and interesting cocktails. Check out the long now foundation and their mission while here. Good place to come after BATS improv

Charles K.Charles Knoles: Amazing! An orrery, delicious cocktails, perfect espresso and a stuffed passenger pigeon. What more could you ask for?