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 · 143 tips and reviews

Aileen A.Aileen Abaya: You can't go wrong with a basil or cucumber gimlet.

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.

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 · 314 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.

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).

Gavin S.Gavin Schulz: Can't go wrong with the seasonal fruit smash cocktail or the cucumber gimlet.

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 · 176 tips and reviews

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

The Daily MealThe Daily Meal: Sip on any of the concoctions available on mixologist Kyle Fountaine's seasonal cocktail menu and luxuriate in the sensuous atmosphere. Read more.

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

8.7
246 Kearny St (at Bush St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 255 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!

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!

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 · 210 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

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

Bernice C.Bernice Chow: Soooo I tried the harvest punch. Strong! Bartender was super friendly and you can tell they actually are mixologists:)

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

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

7.9
83 1st St (btwn Market & Mission), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Financial District · 84 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

8.9
15 Romolo Pl (btwn Fresno & Broadway St.), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · North Beach · 204 tips and reviews

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

Crispin M.Crispin McCabe: If you show up at 15 Romolo between 5:30 and 6:30 New Year's Eve, I'll buy you one of their excellent Sazeracs, they have a good menu also.

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

8.6
417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA
American Restaurant · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 131 tips and reviews

Gene K.Gene Keenan: The manhattan is top notch with Bulleit bourbon. Served with authentic maraschino cherries: Delish!

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

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

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 · 189 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

8.2
3200 16th St (at Guerrero St), San Francisco, CA
Bar · Mission Dolores · 93 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 · 68 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 · 89 tips and reviews

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.

Chris G.Chris Golden: Don't be fooled by the fact their house old fashioned is made with wild turkey. It's not the wild turkey of your youth. It's barrel aged and amazingly tasty.

Wish Bar & Lounge is one of The 15 Best Places for Fancy Cocktails in San Francisco.

15. Wish Bar & Lounge

8.1
1539 Folsom St (at Norfolk St), San Francisco, CA
Lounge · SoMa · 38 tips and reviews

suzanne b.suzanne budd: Ask for a custom champagne cocktail.

Roger M.Roger Moorehouse: Cucumber Gimlet = YUM

Pranay S.Pranay Sethi: Delicious drinks with deadly amounts of alcohol! They make a hell of a Sazerac.