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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
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Based on 316 votes

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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)
    Gene S.
    "Great whiskey, beers, tequila and atmosphere."(14 Tips)
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  • good for a late night
  • vodka
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  • Eater

    Start with a solid foundation of either tomato juice, V8, or Clamato (mixed with vodka of course), Old Bay seasoning on the rim, a dill pickle and a piece of bacon. Read more

    Eater · 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Food & Wine

    H. Joseph Ehrmann creates drinks at this refurbished saloon with seasonal fruit juices, house-made mixers and spirits from Bay Area distillers like Hangar One and No. 209.

    Food & Wine · April 20, 2011
  • 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
  • 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, 2015
  • Zinio

    From the pages of Esquire's Annual Best Bars in America, who cite the atmosphere and funk of this Mission pub. Try the rye old-fashioned. Read more

    Zinio · January 20, 2011
  • 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
  • lindsey anne

    if youre here on a saturday, sunday, or monday before 7pm-ish, ask Eddie the bartender for a LindseyAnne, the strawberry wonder... delicious and dangerous!

    lindsey anne · November 16, 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ernie G.

    Do yourself a favor and get your self a great whisky drink. One of my favorite places to get a sazerac in SF.

    Ernie Granillo · August 20, 2011
  • 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, 2015
  • Paul S.

    Fantastic bar: great music, great atmosphere, not too crowded early. They make a solid Manhattan.

    Paul Sanwald · 1 week ago
  • Donald W.

    This place is 153 years old. Need I say more? Come here to see a piece of sf history (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Donald Wilson · January 31, 2012
  • 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, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • 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
  • 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

    The Tastes that Make the City · January 28, 2015
  • Leah Y.

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

    Leah Yamshon · September 29, 2013
  • Owen W.

    Cozy, inviting and unpretentious. Perhaps one of the few places uninvaded by bros.

    Owen Williams · February 15
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joanna D.

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

    Joanna D · December 22, 2013
  • Anne-Michelle F.

    Great Sazerac tonight! Dreamy bartender putting on rock n roll and blending great drinks. Heaven.

    Anne-Michelle Friedman · March 11, 2011
  • Nathan K.

    They serve my favorite Hitachino Nest White Ale here. Fun place to hang out too.

    Nathan Kam · March 6, 2011
  • Greg T.

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

    Greg Taylor · July 28, 2013
  • LeRoux

    for scotch whiskey lovers:try Taliser: ligthly smoked and plume flavor, 8$

    LeRoux · January 28, 2011
  • Jenny N.

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

    Jenny N · June 3, 2014
  • Nadia A.

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

    Nadia Anag · April 26, 2015
  • Hélène F.

    The Country thyme cocktail is just so delicious!

    Hélène Forest · August 16, 2013
  • Tantek Ç.

    Try the Granny Smith Cider - last tap on the right. Quite tasty.

    Tantek Çelik · August 17, 2010
  • Kristen C.

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

    Kristen C · March 8, 2012
  • Brian L.

    They let us bring in pizza on my birthday, so they know what's up.

    Brian Longtin · January 29
  • Matthew T.

    Not the dopest TV setup for football but a good set of beers and damned close to my pad.

    Matthew Thomson · September 14, 2009
  • Doublejack

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

    Doublejack · August 3, 2012
  • Chris H.

    Some of the best whiskey sours in town

    Chris H. · April 1
  • Trev ✌.

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

    Trev ✌ · August 18, 2012
  • Howard C.

    Green drinks & a member of Green Restaurant Strategies & Five Green Forks

    Howard C · February 23, 2011
  • Michael B.

    Try their hot cider with bourbon. (Tender Knob)

    Michael B · December 2, 2013
  • Michael M.

    One of the best Old Fashioned I've ever had.

    Michael McCormick · December 11, 2011
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila

    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Elixir!

  • James S.

    best bartenders in SF. recommend their new porter.

    James Skelton · November 24, 2009
  • Eric A.

    Great whiskey and friendly bartenders.

    Eric A · August 15, 2015
  • Dean F.

    Best build your own bloody bar in SF, but you already knew that.

    Dean Faustman · March 12, 2010
  • Manixs M.

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

    Manixs Marwan · March 6, 2012
  • Jacki S.

    Get the pickleback - best I've ever had.

    Jacki Strum · April 12, 2011

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