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Cocktail Bar$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
  • Geoffrey Z.
    "If you love elderflower liquor and ginger beer, get "The recoil""(28 Tips)
    Matt S.
    "They have Buck Hunter World Tour, a pool table and great drinks."(15 Tips)
    David P.
    "Get an old fashioned with their bacon infused whiskey - amazing"(8 Tips)
    Andy J.
    "Great cocktails, great atmosphere, a pool table, and dog friendly."(8 Tips)
182 Tips and reviews
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  • cocktails
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  • Big Buck Hunter
  • bourbon
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  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 11, 2012
    Getting hungry? Be on the lookout for the girl dressed as Alice in Wonderland – she’s known to pop in selling cookies. They won’t turn you into a giant or make you super small, but they’re damn tasty. Read more
  • Adrian P.
    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.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertOctober 4, 2013
    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.
  • Wessam N.
    Wessam NasserMay 7, 2013
    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!
  • Varun
    VarunJuly 26, 2014
    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.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchechterAugust 19, 2014
    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.
  • Becherovka Voyager
    Becherovka VoyagerSeptember 4, 2013
    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.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownApril 28, 2014
    Killer liquor selection up in here. Highly recommend The Laddie Ten, malted with only Scottish barley from Bruichladdich's 2001 resurrection.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47February 1, 2014
    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.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaSeptember 26, 2012
    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.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoodeApril 11, 2015
    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.
  • Jayson P.
    Jayson PhillipsFebruary 22, 2014
    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.
  • Bre L.
    Bre LambertJune 7, 2012
    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!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DorshorstAugust 8, 2014
    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.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Good selection of beer & cocktails. Large open space, great for groups looking to drink and socialize. Perfect spot post Giants game.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeOctober 26, 2014
    The Bloodshot is a great bourbon cocktail. Good balance of bitter and sweet with a gigantic ice cube
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StensonOctober 16, 2014
    One of the best bars in SF. Check out the ceiling, order a cocktail, and try the smoked nuts.
  • Beer 47
    Beer 47March 17, 2012
    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.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 5, 2011
    Order the Recoil-- a terrific mixed drink served cold by the friendly by meticulous bartenders-- and head on back for a game of pool or Big Buck Hunter. Read more
  • Ramsey A.
    Ramsey AbouremelehMay 17, 2012
    While at blood hound if you are lucky you might see charlie shake a bitch! Also very good cocktails that might contain vermouth!
  • Ailene S.
    Ailene SankurMarch 5, 2010
    Our neighborhood bar... good crowd, good jukebox, pool, and elk hunting video game. Also, you can buy chicharrones at the bar!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissApril 16, 2014
    A dozen whiskey/bourbon cocktails, all great and not too sweet, plus Buck Hunter.
  • Greg K.
    Greg KandankulamAugust 16, 2012
    SOMA Gem! Great divy bar that I used to frequent a couple times a week when I was working around the corner!
  • Mink E.
    Mink EtteDecember 2, 2012
    My boyfriend just asked them to make him a fictional drink called The Underbelly. They did! And it's perfect :)
  • Erica H.
    Erica HendersonApril 16, 2011
    The Recoil is Amazeballz. Speaking of ballz get 'cha game on at the pool table which is appropriately lit by an antler chandelier. Love.
  • Jamie
    JamieJuly 28, 2011
    great bar. pool table, big buck hunter, skulls on the wall... get your favorite cocktail in a mason jar. proper.
  • Audrey T.
    Audrey TolbertNovember 7, 2014
    Cocktails = great. Try the Outlaw Heart. Bartenders = fantastic. Super friendly and personable.
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 7, 2014
    Gets a little crowded, but the cocktails are great. Try the recoil if you're into ginger beer.
  • Omar L.
    Omar LeeJune 1, 2011
    If you get an old-fashioned, ask for the smoked sugar that they keep hidden behind the bar.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipSeptember 16, 2014
    a popular pregame spot for raven and 1015, so it's usually busiest between 10 and 1130!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BFebruary 6
    Great cozy, neighborhood feel. Moscow Mules on tap. Don't forget to look up!
  • Dens
    DensJune 10, 2014
    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.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMay 30, 2015
    Surprisingly nice place. Liked the cocktails. There's buck hunter in the back too.
    MetroSeeker.comAugust 20, 2011
    A good place to go if you're young and hip! Follow them on Twitter for special offers that aren't on the menu.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CJune 19
    Not a great option for wine drinkers - but good post-work happy hour spot (lots of open standing room)
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 9, 2010
    Artisan cocktails, lodge-like interior, pool table, Buck Hunter. What more could you ask for? Read more
  • Juan A.
    Juan ArreguinMay 1, 2013
    Be there at 4pm! You won't regret it! Ask for the "early bird" - trust me.
  • Charles H.
    Charles HudsonNovember 2, 2012
    For the bourbon / whiskey lovers. My recos are Spaghetti Western, Agent Smith, or Greenpoint.
  • Elisa C.
    Elisa CanteroFebruary 20
    Excellent, warm service. Great vibe and music. Good drinks, without pretense.
  • jared s.
    jared smithAugust 17, 2013
    They gave me prices with tip included and wouldn't let me in 11 minutes before close for the bathroom.
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FairbanksJuly 8, 2014
    Go early, say before 8, and hang out with Amanda. She's the friendliest bartender around.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SteinMarch 12, 2011
    They have Buck Hunter World Tour, a pool table and great drinks. Come here.
  • Monya B.
    Monya BehniaJuly 4, 2013
    Get telegraph hill. Great drink and bartenders make them well. Go bloodhound.
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BastianMarch 27, 2013
    The Recoil is highly recommended. Not too strong. Not too weak. And not too sweet.
  • Reneé M.
    Reneé MullinaxAugust 16, 2013
    Moscow mule is so, so good. Do it. Trust me.
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie COctober 9, 2011
    Try the branca stormy, it's delicious! Cool space and nice bartenders also.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AlixFebruary 1, 2012
    Manliest bathroom I have ever seen. Five square feet, two urinals one toilet, zero barriers.
  • Lynn M.
    Lynn MooreSeptember 12, 2013
    Very cool bar. Good vibe and awesome mixologists. Great drinks!
  • Nirav S.
    Nirav SanghaniNovember 1, 2012
    One of the few bars in the area that open at 4p instead of 5p.
  • ˜ ˜.
    ˜ ˜August 24, 2011
    if you get cold easily make your way to the back near the pool tables
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