Bar, Cocktail Bar, and Dive Bar · Mission Dolores
3200 16th St (at Guerrero St), San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • On Tastes that Make the City: San Francisco
  • What you need to know
    Dean F.
    "Best build your own bloody bar in SF, but you already knew that."(3 Tips)
    Christopher C.
    "Try the Pisco Punch "Original Recipe""(2 Tips)
    Drunken History
    "their Bloody Elixir"(2 Tips)
    Ernie G.
    "Do yourself a favor and get your self a great whisky drink."(13 Tips)
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  • 芳輝 日.

    Try the beer survey. Earn a $500 beer card! Read more

    芳輝 日比野 · 1 week ago
  • Clare

    Fun cocktails and good beer selection

    Clare · 2 weeks ago
  • Tin K.

    The 'Sedmica' of SFO.

    Tin Kadoic · October 25
  • Lauren H.

    dog friendly and dog-friendly bar

    Lauren Hofffman · August 26
  • Eric A.

    Great whiskey and friendly bartenders.

    Eric A · August 15
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Elixir as it was featured on Best Bars in America for Cocktail and Whiskey Bar that also plays live Bingo on Mondays Read more

    TV Food Maps · June 16
  • Nadia A.

    I ordered a small batch bourbon and instead got a random, much more expensive rye whiskey. Not impressed

    Nadia Anag · April 26
  • SFist

    The Black Lavender has subtle sweetness, and fruit combined with just a hint of lavender and vanilla, to add to the rum base. Read more

    SFist · March 25
  • Dania E.

    Try a perfect Manhattan. Its less sweet than the regular manhattan and Bill will make it while singing 90's music and dancin' just a little bit.

    Dania El · February 5
  • Dania E.

    I dont know why this spot isn't more packed... its a great locals bar. Try the hot toddy in winter.

    Dania El · February 5
  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The bloody elixir is the best bloody mary in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more

  • Jeff C.

    Old Speckled Hen is great!

    Jeff Chan · January 11
  • Gaven O.

    All alcohol is great here! I suggest a shot of Wild Turkey 101 and a cold Anchor Steam... 🎉🍻

    Gaven Oakley · November 21, 2014
  • Chris M.

    Elixir proprietor H. Joseph Ehrmann added the Old Fashioned Pilgrim to
 the menu this week to create buzz for November's Give Back the Bird 
charity program.

    Chris Messina · October 31, 2014
  • H. Joseph E.

    If you've got a complaint or an issue, I'm the guy to tell! I'll do my best to resolve the issue and answer your questions. Thanks for checking into my bar!

    H. Joseph Ehrmann · August 29, 2014
  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    Don't dress too nicely+order Pappy Van Winkle 20yr bourbon. You may get lip from the dorky bartender w/the hair all in his face. Nothing like being called out as yuppie scum when you're blue collar.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · August 27, 2014
  • Daniel M.

    So many good whiskies.

    Daniel Miller · August 17, 2014
  • Cory L.

    Try the Davo

    Cory Lorenz · August 11, 2014
  • Andrew R.

    Good drinks, decent prices.

    Andrew Rauh · August 6, 2014
  • Samantha C.

    Bloody Marys are great!

    Samantha Calegan · July 28, 2014
  • Will B.

    This bar is hard to pin down. The drinks can be good but the quality and care varies by night and by bartender. This is what life looks like without hard standards.

    Will Bertelsen · July 2, 2014
  • Jenny N.

    Come for Monday night bingo! You get a new card with every drink. So fun!

    Jenny N · June 3, 2014
  • Kathleen

    Get the hot apple cider with Jameson

    Kathleen · January 5, 2014
  • Joanna D.

    Some@of@the best cocktails in town. Just make sure to get it from Shae

    Joanna D · December 22, 2013
  • B

    Tom and Jerry

    B · December 20, 2013
  • Mutineer Magazine

    Amazing cocktails.

    Mutineer Magazine · December 6, 2013
  • Michael B.

    Try their hot cider with bourbon. (Tender Knob)

    Michael B · December 2, 2013
  • Paige C.

    Get the Pisco Punch! Great atmosphere.

    Paige C · October 21, 2013
  • Leah Y.

    This bar quickly became one of my faves. Craft cocktails in a dive bar setting? Yes, please!

    Leah Yamshon · September 29, 2013
  • Grace S.

    Zapotec sour - one of my fave mezcal cocktails in the city. mezcal, earl grey tea syrup, lime juice, blackberries, egg whites.

    Grace S. · September 21, 2013
  • Jessica R.

    cocktails well crafted & affordable @ second-oldest saloon. Sunday's do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar. Boasting an impressive whiskey collection. favorites like H.'s Celery Cup No. 1,

    Jessica Rae · September 3, 2013
  • Hélène F.

    The Country thyme cocktail is just so delicious!

    Hélène Forest · August 16, 2013
  • Greg T.

    Elixir is a great place to hang out and grabs drink with friends while in The Mission.

    Greg Taylor · July 28, 2013
  • Chris 🍻 M.

    nice place, but there's some Faraday cage-thing going on here, you'll never get phone reception inside

    Chris 🍻 Makarsky · April 24, 2013
  • Eater

    Elixir looks like your average, unassuming "saloon," but just take a look at the cocktail list and you'll understand the wizardry that goes on behind the stick.

    Eater · April 16, 2013
  • Michael M.

    It's a Hollinger Manhattan kind of night.

    Michael McCormick · March 9, 2013
  • 7x7 Magazine

    Order the Kentucky Pilgrim: Wild Turkey infused with cardamom, cranberries, and cinnamon combined with lemon juice, maraschino, and demerara syrup. It'll leave you feeling warm all day. Read more

    7x7 Magazine · November 30, 2012
  • Filip M.

    This places stinks. Literally.

    Filip Mares · November 18, 2012
  • Christopher C.

    Try the Pisco Punch "Original Recipe"

    Christopher Carlsson · September 14, 2012
  • Drunken History

    The History of The Elixir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANwtfxrgsI8

    Drunken History · August 25, 2012
  • Drunken History

    A must see if you are in San Fran, their Bloody Elixir is #4 on GQ's top 20 cocktails list. Stop by on Sunday for the make your own Bloody Mary, a perfect end to a long weekend.

    Drunken History · August 22, 2012
  • Trev ✌.

    One of the few places that has Old Speckled Hen ON TAP \m/ BRITS n BEERLOVERS REJOICE

    Trev ✌ · August 18, 2012
  • Doublejack

    Even at Happy Hour beer is over-priced. Shame, I've always liked this place.

    Doublejack · August 3, 2012
  • Laura P.

    Shea is an amazing bartender- order anything from him and you will see what I'm talking about!

    Laura P · May 28, 2012
  • Ayush K.

    The music is indie, but relatable. I approve!

    Ayush Khanna · May 1, 2012
  • Tantek Ç.

    Use the free wifi SSID:elixirfreewifi

    Tantek Çelik · April 4, 2012
  • Tavo C.

    Rittenhouse Rye Manhattan. Do it.

    Tavo Castro · March 12, 2012
  • Kristen C.

    Wednesday is charity night. No cocktails. Just guest bartenders. Leave a tip, then LEAVE.

    Kristen C · March 8, 2012
  • Manixs M.

    Vodka Tasting - Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Manixs Marwan · March 6, 2012
  • Lauren V.

    Shea is the best bartender (duh)!

    Lauren V · March 1, 2012

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