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

1. Rye

8.9
688 Geary St (btwn Leavenworth & Jones), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Tenderloin · 142 tips and reviews

Shirley L.Shirley Liu: Definitely get the basil gimlet!!

Vanessa G.Vanessa Gregson: Best bartenders in the city. They are seriously talented and make incredibly unique drinks. The basil gimlet is perfection.

Omid A.Omid Aminpour: Whether it's the nightly special or telling the bartender what you like, you'll get yourself a glass full of delicious craft cocktail.

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

2. Bourbon & Branch

9.1
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy · Tenderloin · 310 tips and reviews

Marissa C.Marissa Coughlin: Cucumber gimlet is super delicious and refreshing. The splash of sparkling wine adds just the right amount of fun.

Ronaldo T.Ronaldo Taruc: Get the French 75 or a classic Old Fashioned. I had the Bourbon flight, which was excellent...next time I'll have the Irish Whiskey flight...

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).

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

3. Blackbird Bar

9.0
2124 Market St (at Church St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Duboce Triangle · 174 tips and reviews

Joerg K.Joerg Koehler: I love their Market Street Manhattan.

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

Asterisk SF MagazineAsterisk SF Magazine: Best Cocktail bar in town! Great vibe, friendly mixologists and best drink menus in the city. Hands down!

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

4. Rickhouse

8.6
246 Kearny St (at Bush St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 253 tips and reviews

Randall V.Randall Vázquez: Best old fashion ever!

Jaimy S.Jaimy Szymanski: Avoid like the plague during weekday happy hour - too crowded with FiDi bros. Otherwise, expertly crafted cocktails and a fantastic whiskey selection. Nice atmosphere, too!

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!

The Alembic is one of The 15 Best Places for Fancy 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

Sara R.Sara Robertson: Great place to catch a mid-afternoon craft cocktail and relax.

Fawn F.Fawn Fitter: Perfect Sazeracs. A+++ would drink again.

LilyLily: Great bespoke cocktails. Challenge your palette and get something on the menu you wouldn't normally go for.

Comstock Saloon is one of The 15 Best Places for Fancy 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

Jared B.Jared Brandt: Great Manhattans!

BrianBrian: 7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the pickled egg (and maybe a manhattan) is delicious. Yum!

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!

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

7. Local Edition

8.9
691 Market St (at 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 256 tips and reviews

Minjae L.Minjae Lee: classy establishment -- make sure to try their version of an old fashioned!

Michael L.Michael Lunøe: Cocktails. Try a Manhatten og rittenhouse Rye, or old fashioned on Four roses single barrel

BarryBarry: Great spot with top notch mixologists & booze.

83 Proof is one of The 15 Best Places for Fancy Cocktails in San Francisco.

8. 83 Proof

7.8
83 1st St (btwn Market & Mission), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Financial District · 82 tips and reviews

James R.James Rose: Try the Old Fashioned with Rye Whiskey. Delish!

Shirley L.Shirley Liu: Blueberry gimlet is great , or ask the bartender to concoct something for you!

Aaron D.Aaron Draczynski: The basil gimlet is delicious.

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

9. 15 Romolo

8.8
15 Romolo Pl (btwn Fresno & Broadway St.), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · North Beach · 203 tips and reviews

Gareth H.Gareth Hornberger: Pimms cup is amazing... and the Burgers are only 6 bucks! A GEM!

meganificentmeganificent: Pimms Cup at happy hour- best $6 you'll spend tonight.

Steven K.Steven Kaplan: best pimms cup I've ever tasted.

Burritt Room Tavern is one of The 15 Best Places for Fancy Cocktails in San Francisco.

10. Burritt Room Tavern

8.4
417 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
American Restaurant · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 130 tips and reviews

Jalak J.Jalak Jobanputra: Try the lavender honey gimlet, speakeasy with a sf twist!

Peter T.Peter T: Great mixologist. Try their suggestions.

Anessa D.Anessa Dailey: If you are lucky enjoy a crafted cocktail from Ryan,- he is a master of the tavern.

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

11. Bloodhound

8.6
1145 Folsom St (at Langton), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 185 tips and reviews

David P.David Prager: Get an old fashioned with their bacon infused whiskey - amazing

Lynn M.Lynn Moore: Very cool bar. Good vibe and awesome mixologists. Great drinks!

Kayla C.Kayla Chapman: Pool tables, video games, taxidermy, and old fashions. What else needs to be said?

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

12. Elixir

8.3
3200 16th St (at Guerrero St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Mission Dolores · 94 tips and reviews

Anne-Michelle F.Anne-Michelle Friedman: Great Sazerac tonight! Dreamy bartender putting on rock n roll and blending great drinks. Heaven.

Ernie G.Ernie Granillo: Do yourself a favor and get your self a great whisky drink. One of my favorite places to get a sazerac in SF.

Michael M.Michael McCormick: One of the best Old Fashioned I've ever had.

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

13. OddJob

8.1
1337 Mission St (at 9th St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · SoMa · 67 tips and reviews

Swift S.Swift Swift: Plus Plus is the "Big"-esque bar in the back. Just as good if not better for custom cocktails. Ask for Joey.

Sean B.Sean Beach: Great atmosphere, good beers, expensive mixologist. Fun decor, steampunk inspired whiskey chiller that is as much a piece of art as functional and cool.

Sherry L.Sherry Li: Great great place! Seasonal cocktails. Semi-private custom cocktail bar in the back (FYI cash only) for $16 each. You won't regret it. Otherwise the Witch Doctor is awesome.

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

14. Tradition

8.7
441 Jones St (at O'Farrell), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Tenderloin · 87 tips and reviews

Mario E.Mario Estrada: Get an old fashioned :)

Kenny H.Kenny Hsu: Try the Sazerac because it tastes good and gets you drunk.

Zack S.Zack Sheppard: The Sazerac is world class, but if you're a real spirits fan you've got to try the Bulliet Rye and Green Chartreuse barrel-aged spirit. It's simply awesome.

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

15. The Interval at Long Now

9.3
2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Building A, San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · 73 tips and reviews

Reyner C.Reyner Crosby: Tom Collins on a warm day

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.

Megan AllisonMegan Allison: Cerebral cocktails in a space that feels like Stewart Brand's houseboat. Best Cuba Libre I've ever had. Get the navy gimlet if you pride yourself on your strong character.