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Blackbird Bar

Blackbird Bar

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
176 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • whiskey
  • bourbon
  • pool tables
  • lively
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  • Pol G.
    Great cocktails and atmosphere. Service is really nice.
  • Alison M.
    Happy Hour 5-8 great!
  • Sagar J.
    Hot Toddy👍🏼
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SenosFebruary 8
    Fun place. Get's a bit busy at night. Pool table + Big Buckhunter.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonJanuary 14
    Good cocktails and beer, although I find it's either too crowded or feels empty
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeDecember 11, 2016
    Good cocktails; pretty good selection of Whiskey and Gin.
    Upvoted Aug 29
  • Josh P.
    Josh PindjakAugust 25, 2016
    great cocktails, $1 pool table
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonAugust 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring some cash and a date for top notch whiskey cocktails. Fun spot. Seating tends to be limited.
  • Carly S.
    Carly SJuly 21, 2016
    Happy hour goes a little later than most - 'til 8pm
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsJune 16, 2016
    Go on a Tuesday night and the bartender's likely to be playing his amazing dad rock playlist
  • Anatoly T.
    Anatoly TorchinskyMay 19, 2016
    Good drinks, very low key atmosphere. Good for those chill nights.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiApril 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on a weeknight to avoid too much of a crowd. Great spot to meet up with friends over a solid cocktail or two.
  • Mansi S.
    Mansi ShahMarch 3, 2016
    Nice cocktail bar away from the absolute crazy of the Castro
  • Joey C.
    Joey CombsJanuary 20, 2016
    The bar is great but their happy hour drinks (while cheap) are not that great tasting. I would spend the extra $ and not get the well liquor
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 22, 2015
    Blackbird is bringing a boozy menu of Games of Thrones themed cocktails. Sip on the Milk of the Poppy, a Mexican style eggnog with cognac & cinnamon mulled wine.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BNovember 15, 2015
    Sad excuse for chairs at the tables.
  • Anton 💩
    Anton 💩September 16, 2015
    Cocktails are amazing. Try everything.
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 29, 2015
    Good drinks, friendly bartenders, pool table
  • Dom
    DomAugust 23, 2015
    Great cocktails and nice chill vibe.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrockJuly 23, 2015
    The improved Tokyo is great. A little Japanese whiskey and a little sake + wasabi.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJuly 13, 2015
    $6 old fashioned a til 8 pm.
  • Alejandro V.
    One of the greatest cocktails in the area.
  • Stu H.
    Stu HoodJune 27, 2015
    Carefully crafted cocktails and a precisely casual decor.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroMay 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They finally accept credit cards!!
  • Katie A.
    Katie AtwellMay 18, 2015
    HH 5-8 pm. Bartender you need to know Matt grippo inventive cocktails. Known for New Orleans coffee
  • tina h.
    tina huangApril 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    try the Orange Is The New Draft! crafty name & delicious. bartender Josh is super great, works on tuesday & sundays!
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoApril 11, 2015
    Cocktails are real good, bartender's choice was the way to go.
  • Connor H.
    Connor HayesFebruary 8, 2015
    Awesome cocktails and a nice pool table
  • Auburn S.
    Auburn SantoJanuary 30, 2015
    Game of Thrones specialty cocktails. Hodor.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 27, 2015
    Can get crowded and loud, but a fun place to grab some drinks with friends.
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungJanuary 18, 2015
    Be a fancy boy & have a featured cocktail
  • John B.
    John BobeldykJanuary 9, 2015
    NOLA Iced Coffee with bourbon and Joyride cold brew. Chk chk
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineDecember 14, 2014
    Their old fashioned comes with a huge rock in it. Awesome.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Intimate spot for a late night drink or date. Great cocktails and wine.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 17, 2014
    Nice Cocktail bar, but sometimes too loud for having a conversation.
  • David A.
    David AdamsNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The beloved Blackbird now takes credit cards!
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranNovember 7, 2014
    The New Orleans coffee cocktail is a must try!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Many flock here for the Elote Old Fashioned, which will stay on the menu through December. It's been their second most popular cocktail, based on sales, says bartender Matt Grippo.
  • Horia D.
    Horia DragomirOctober 27, 2014
    The Elope Old Fashioned will wake you up from anything!
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonOctober 23, 2014
    Great with friends!
  • Alessandro P.
    Alessandro PinnaOctober 10, 2014
    Good beer selection but very dark.
  • SFGate
    SFGateSeptember 29, 2014
    Drink a Fortunato, an off-menu cocktail at Blackbird, you might mistake for a tiki drink with a Southeast Asian twist. It's a blend of rum, lemongrass and coconut, accented by Thai-inspired bitters. Read more
  • Tyler D.
    Tyler DeutscherSeptember 28, 2014
    Love it!! With Rosie!!!!
  • dave m.
    dave murphySeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quiet on a Sunday evening. The negroni was particularly good.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipSeptember 16, 2014
    they make a mean mojito.
  • John D.
    John DohertySeptember 12, 2014
    Best cocktails in the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Jerry W.
    Jerry WilliamsSeptember 8, 2014
    Love to see you guys at the mix right now
  • Kathleen L.
    Kathleen LeeAugust 31, 2014
    ask Josh to make your Old Fashion "Kat" style -- SPICY!
  • Justine C.
    Justine Chevrier-LordAugust 27, 2014
    Good vibe, nice and helpful bartenders, fresh and great cocktails! Especially the celery gimlet!!
  • Zachary T.
    Zachary TaylorAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cocktails are pretty solid, especially the barrel aged stuff!
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.August 17, 2014
    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.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 15, 2014
    Look for their famed 61 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA, as well as a brewer's cellar release of the 2011 Burton Baton. Read more
  • Jon N.
    Jon NarongAugust 12, 2014
    The americano is a great refreshing drink
  • Adi D.
    Adi DahiyaAugust 9, 2014
    Great cocktails! Try the New Orleans coffee, on tap right now ☕️🍺
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 9, 2014
    Awesome cocktails, try whatever they have barrel-aged!
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 8, 2014
    Great cocktails! Try the one with New Orleans chicory coffee.
  • David ☕️ K.
    David ☕️ KleinAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing cocktails. Not too crowded.
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YamanakaAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Adios My Friend! Several agave liqueurs aged in a bourbon cask, served over ice with grapefruit. It's smokey goodness!
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    The dim lights, reclaimed wood and carefully crafted cocktails scream "trendy spot," but the cheap drafts, pool table and photo booth in the back are the trademarks of a great neighborhood dive. Read more
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongAugust 2, 2014
    Chill bar. Cash only.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaAugust 2, 2014
    Get the celery gimlet. Very refreshing. Also, cash only.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgAugust 1, 2014
    There's a pool table in the back. The New Orleans Coffee is good. Almost as good as Blue Bottle's, but with bourbon.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 17, 2014
    The cocktails are amazing and the ambiance is really hip - come here early if you want a seat!
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BukowskiJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Well-spaced pool table and don't forget the photobooth in the back corner! Hot toddys to fight the fog and Pimms cup for summertime are the ways to go.
  • John D.
    John DrefahlJuly 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pimm's cup are excellent
  • Gee D.
    Gee DerrickJune 2, 2014
    Amazing cocktails (try Rosa Rita & Celery Gimlet) and vood selection of draught beers
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenJune 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    High volume on weekends but still quality drinks.
  • Andreas E.
    Andreas EhnApril 30, 2014
    If you don't mind your cocktail being awesome, have a fortunato.
  • Alexander W.
    Alexander WinterApril 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Wonderful bar with ambiance and friendly people. The owner is a really great guy too! My favorite is the Trinidad Sour with Rum!
  • David A.
    David AdamsApril 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask about the bar jars for a tasty snack with your tasty cocktail.
  • Katherine E.
    Katherine ElliottApril 6, 2014
    The hot toddies were excellent!
  • Ken B.
    Ken BaldwinMarch 31, 2014
    i know kelly said to go here -but its a total snoozefest if you ask me! hahaha if you're going to get day drinks on the weekend id rather go to Moby Dicks or The Mix Bar. they have a back patio qts
  • Beau L.
    Beau LebensFebruary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Loads of delicious cocktails and a really solid selection of whiskeys.
  • Anne F.
    Anne FranklinFebruary 21, 2014
    They make a mean Negroni.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithJanuary 19, 2014
    Try the bourbon Manhattan here. Really good and not too sweet.
  • Amanda I.
    Amanda IseriJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the bourbon chipotle bloody marys
  • Bill F.
    Bill FlagstaffDecember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Blackbird now requires a Password for their WiFi, when I asked for the Password yesterday 24DEC13, the Bartender told me they had shut off the WiFi. You should give Customers the Password.
  • B
    BDecember 20, 2013
    Blackbird's Hot Toddy
  • Ricardo D.
    Ricardo DiazNovember 28, 2013
    Marcus is a genius!!
  • Mark A.
    Mark ANovember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Kinda Hetero these days, but you can still get a BJ in the restroom
  • Earth T.
    Earth TerminalNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A very good inexpensive eye manhattan.
  • Hornet App
    Hornet AppOctober 4, 2013
    The only upscale gay place in the Castro, far pricier than the rest of Castro but the setting makes for some smart conversations.
  • Rob J.
    Rob JSeptember 30, 2013
    Sweet decor. Cash only.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JohnsonSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They finally take credit cards & have No. 209 gin so it's all good!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BassmanSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rye 'N Gosling cocktail: Gosling's rum, Yellow Chartreuse, Averna, Old Overholt rye, lime, lactart, cream soda. #ryangosling
  • Jessenotpatrick D.
    Jessenotpatrick DaySeptember 7, 2013
    Love this bar, constantly one of my favorites. I was a little sad they changed the menu and seemed to have re decorated. I enjoyed the new artwork though.
  • Chico B.
    Chico BaldiniSeptember 6, 2013
    Ooooh my! There are some cocktails that are aged in barrels that are delicioooous! Ask the bartender about them and for them.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.August 25, 2013
    Earlybird: vodka, st. Germain, lemon, soda
  • David A.
    David AdamsAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Blackbird has nicely stepped up its bar program. Be sure to ask for their full menu and scan the expanded selection o' spirits.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroAugust 14, 2013
    They make a mean Manhattan and make sure you ask them to make it with Bullett.
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.August 11, 2013
    They got a pool table!!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioJuly 23, 2013
    Laura Palmer
  • Violet B.
    Violet BlueJuly 18, 2013
    Laura Palmer - gin with Lillet Blanc and Benedictine.
  • Fabio R.
    Fabio ResendeJuly 17, 2013
    "Laura Palmer" is one of the best cocktails in the city according to SFist
  • Paul C.
    Paul CJuly 9, 2013
    It's not a gay bar, but its not not a gay bar.
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GuerreroJune 23, 2013
    Tiffany is the best barwoman ever, all the time smiling and good drinks...
  • Seema M.
    Seema MaloniJune 9, 2013
    Early bird = adult lemonade deliciousness.
  • Jim F.
    Jim FazzoneMay 19, 2013
    Age of sail. Order one. Seriously.
  • JP
    JPMay 5, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Still the best place in town ... 
  • Jeff Z.
    Jeff ZMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down my favorite bar. The cocktails are consistently phenomenal.
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