If you're looking to drink rye or bourbon neat, then this is the best place in SOMA to make it happen. With Four Roses Single Barrel Reserve and Eagle Rare at reasonable prices, you can't go wrong.
Excellent bar with great drinks. Order a Recoil - whiskey with ginger beer and a lime. Crazy delicious. For those in the know, it's like a West Coast Jargarita.
Went to this bar a few days ago and loved it! Nice group of people, a round of Buck Hunter with friends, followed by a round of pool, with a beer in hand all throughout. Great time!
This bar is popular amongst tech startups for after-work team drinks during weekdays. The cocktail menu frequently changes, so some of drinks recommended in the tips might not always be available.
This bar is OK. Same owners as church hill (which I like), but the crowd isn't always the friendliest. Too many people end up there before/after hitting up one of the near by clubs.
Don't be afraid to bring your furry friend inside, where equally strong & delicious cocktails, even with Becherovka, take you to a new level of comfort on the decorative sofa of this SF hot spot.
Killer liquor selection up in here. Highly recommend The Laddie Ten, malted with only Scottish barley from Bruichladdich's 2001 resurrection.
This may not be a craft beer destination but it does have a great selection of craft beer and it's a great spot to go after City Beer Store closes.
Get Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. It's extremely rare and limited edition. You won't be disappointed especially when they put that gorgeous block of ice in your glass.
The bloodhound is really good. There house gin they use is Beefeater. This place is alright with me! Bar tender was so nice and her drinks hit the spot.
Don't order the woodsman unless you like your drink to be 75% vermouth. Also, the "black stormy " (dark & stormy w black rum) has virtually no rum. In other words, don't get it at all.
Bring some cash for Big Buck Hunter! Try one of their delicious draft beers before getting serious with a Recoil cocktail. Drinks are served in Mason jars!
Excellent cocktail bar without the pretentious attitude of many mixology spots. Excellent cocktail list and an even more awesome whisk(e)y selection.
The cocktail menu rotates, but the Oaxaca old fashioned is smokey and delicious (and can be ordered off-menu). They also pour a good sazerac.
Good selection of beer & cocktails. Large open space, great for groups looking to drink and socialize. Perfect spot post Giants game.
The Bloodshot is a great bourbon cocktail. Good balance of bitter and sweet with a gigantic ice cube
One of the best bars in SF. Check out the ceiling, order a cocktail, and try the smoked nuts.
Here you'll find many classic cocktails as well as the new. The bartenders are all well versed in crafting proper drinks. If you're lucky,one of them will make you the Laphroaig Project.
When City Beer Store closes at 10pm, this is a great place to get more craft beer. They have several taps of nothing but craft beer.
While at blood hound if you are lucky you might see charlie shake a bitch! Also very good cocktails that might contain vermouth!
Our neighborhood bar... good crowd, good jukebox, pool, and elk hunting video game. Also, you can buy chicharrones at the bar!
SOMA Gem! Great divy bar that I used to frequent a couple times a week when I was working around the corner!
A dozen whiskey/bourbon cocktails, all great and not too sweet, plus Buck Hunter.
The Recoil is Amazeballz. Speaking of ballz get 'cha game on at the pool table which is appropriately lit by an antler chandelier. Love.
My boyfriend just asked them to make him a fictional drink called The Underbelly. They did! And it's perfect :)
great bar. pool table, big buck hunter, skulls on the wall... get your favorite cocktail in a mason jar. proper.
Cocktails = great. Try the Outlaw Heart. Bartenders = fantastic. Super friendly and personable.
Gets a little crowded, but the cocktails are great. Try the recoil if you're into ginger beer.
If you get an old-fashioned, ask for the smoked sugar that they keep hidden behind the bar.
Surprisingly nice place. Liked the cocktails. There's buck hunter in the back too.
Great cozy, neighborhood feel. Moscow Mules on tap. Don't forget to look up!
a popular pregame spot for raven and 1015, so it's usually busiest between 10 and 1130!
Stand in front of the Big Buck Hunter machine and look up... there's a BRONZED BIG BUCK RIFLE!!! It's some kind of trophy and getting my name on it is my destiny.
A good place to go if you're young and hip! Follow them on Twitter for special offers that aren't on the menu.
Be there at 4pm! You won't regret it! Ask for the "early bird" - trust me.
Excellent, warm service. Great vibe and music. Good drinks, without pretense.
For the bourbon / whiskey lovers. My recos are Spaghetti Western, Agent Smith, or Greenpoint.
They gave me prices with tip included and wouldn't let me in 11 minutes before close for the bathroom.
Go early, say before 8, and hang out with Amanda. She's the friendliest bartender around.
They have Buck Hunter World Tour, a pool table and great drinks. Come here.
Get telegraph hill. Great drink and bartenders make them well. Go bloodhound.
The Recoil is highly recommended. Not too strong. Not too weak. And not too sweet.
Moscow mule is so, so good. Do it. Trust me.
Try the branca stormy, it's delicious! Cool space and nice bartenders also.
One of the few bars in the area that open at 4p instead of 5p.
if you get cold easily make your way to the back near the pool tables
Very cool bar. Good vibe and awesome mixologists. Great drinks!