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

1. Bourbon & Branch

9.2
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy · Tenderloin · 302 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.

Matt S.Matt Snow: Vodka Lime Gimlet is the best drink you'll order all night. That said, any whiskey cocktail is amazing (tho not a fan of Blood & Sand).

Zach N.Zach Negrey: Awesome little speakeasy. Great drinks.

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 · 248 tips and reviews

Kaitlin S.Kaitlin Sullivan: This place is awesome! As an put of towner the cocktails are amazing! I loved the tycoon! Also the yellow kid is lemonady and refreshing!

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

Missy T.Missy Turk: Fun date spot. Live jazz! Amazing cocktails.

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

3. Rye

9.0
688 Geary St (btwn Leavenworth & Jones), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Tenderloin · 140 tips and reviews

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

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.

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.

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

4. Blackbird Bar

9.0
2124 Market St (at Church St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Duboce Triangle · 175 tips and reviews

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

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

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 · 227 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!

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

6. Trick Dog

9.2
3010 20th St (at Florida St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Mission District · 258 tips and reviews

John H.John Haberland: Service and cocktails are amazing, and some of the food is creative (e.g., beef jerky with a seasoned sour cream dip).

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.

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

7. Comstock Saloon

9.0
155 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Chinatown · 200 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

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.

Scott S.Scott Silverman: Their happy hour cocktail (The Derby, $6) is the perfect balance of booze, sugar, and fresh mint

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 · 452 tips and reviews

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

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.

Klassy G.Klassy Goldberg: Always buzzing and crowded! But instead of going for dinner, shoot for brunch. It's easier to get a table. Plus, they have the best cocktails and brunch menu in the Mission.

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

9. Rickhouse

8.7
246 Kearny St (at Bush St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 253 tips and reviews

matt o.matt oesterle: best cocktails in SF, if you don't include sister bar bourbon & branch. vieux carre is my personal favorite. punch bowls great for large groups if you are lucky enough to find seating.

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

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

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

10. ABV

9.1
3174 16th St (btwn Guerrero & Albion St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Mission Dolores · 119 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.

Auburn S.Auburn Santo: Love this place for late night cocktails and snacks. Maybe another time, Skylark/Double Dutch.

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.

Two Sisters Bar & Books is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in San Francisco.

11. Two Sisters Bar & Books

9.1
579 Hayes St (at Laguna St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Hayes Valley · 104 tips and reviews

Shirley L.Shirley Liu: Def get the chips and creme Fraiche and any of the cocktails - amazing!!

PeterPeter: The chamomile infused whiskey cocktail is divine

SFistSFist: Here on Tuesday to Friday they do happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm, and the deal is $3 draft beers, and $5 cocktails, which means their delicious concoctions are half price. Get there early for a seat. Read more.

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

12. 15 Romolo

9.0
15 Romolo Pl (btwn Fresno & Broadway St.), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · North Beach · 198 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

Anna P.Anna Potter: Best bloody mary I've ever tasted, which is saying a lot, seein' as I'm from north cackalacky!

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

13. Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

9.1
398 Hayes St (at Gough St), San Francisco, CA
French Restaurant · Civic Center · 238 tips and reviews

JoseJose: Specialties: Any cocktail; French onion soup; coq au vin; hamburger; oysters; Tcho chocolate pot de creme; German chocolate cake.

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!

Kim F.Kim Fujiwara: Try the Bloody Mary - Spicy and perfect!

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 · 165 tips and reviews

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

Sabina D.Sabina Del Rosso: Gin cocktails are great and you can't go wrong with the meat and cheese board!

CaitlinCaitlin: Ryan-Patrick was our waiter and he was first rate!! The tapas are amazing and we LOVED the specialty cocktails. It's a must return type of place!

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

15. Bar Agricole

8.7
355 11th St (at Folsom St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 211 tips and reviews

Mina R.Mina R: Delicious cocktails made be serious mixologists. The bartenders know to make me a bees knees when I walk in (it's not on the menu). (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more.

Mina R.Mina R: Delicious cocktails made by serious mixologists. The bartenders know to make me a bees knees when I walk in (it's not on the menu). (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more.

Pei 👻 W.Pei 👻 Wen: Duck liver toast was amazing. Strong cocktails & well thought out wine list!