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Elixir

Bar, Cocktail Bar, and Dive Bar$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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  • Drunken History
    Drunken HistoryAugust 22, 2012
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 13
    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
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 3, 2013
    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,
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenJuly 2, 2014
    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.
  • H. Joseph E.
    H. Joseph EhrmannAugust 29, 2014
    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!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2013
    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.
  • Dania E.
    Dania ElFebruary 5, 2015
    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.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineNovember 30, 2012
    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
  • Zinio
    ZinioJanuary 20, 2011
    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
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.September 21, 2013
    Zapotec sour - one of my fave mezcal cocktails in the city. mezcal, earl grey tea syrup, lime juice, blackberries, egg whites.
  • Ernie G.
    Ernie GranilloAugust 20, 2011
    Do yourself a favor and get your self a great whisky drink. One of my favorite places to get a sazerac in SF.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaOctober 31, 2014
    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.
  • SFist
    SFistMarch 25, 2015
    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
  • lindsey anne
    lindsey anneNovember 16, 2009
    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!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SanwaldApril 22
    Fantastic bar: great music, great atmosphere, not too crowded early. They make a solid Manhattan.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonJanuary 31, 2012
    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
  • Dania E.
    Dania ElFebruary 5, 2015
    I dont know why this spot isn't more packed... its a great locals bar. Try the hot toddy in winter.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJune 16, 2015
    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
  • 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
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyApril 24, 2013
    nice place, but there's some Faraday cage-thing going on here, you'll never get phone reception inside
  • Leah Y.
    Leah YamshonSeptember 29, 2013
    This bar quickly became one of my faves. Craft cocktails in a dive bar setting? Yes, please!
  • Carina W.
    whisky is always the best choice. awesome bar, awesome selection.
  • Laura P.
    Laura PMay 28, 2012
    Shea is an amazing bartender- order anything from him and you will see what I'm talking about!
  • Owen W.
    Owen WilliamsFebruary 15
    Cozy, inviting and unpretentious. Perhaps one of the few places uninvaded by bros.
  • Gaven O.
    Gaven OakleyNovember 21, 2014
    All alcohol is great here! I suggest a shot of Wild Turkey 101 and a cold Anchor Steam... 🎉🍻
  • Joanna D.
    Joanna DDecember 22, 2013
    Some@of@the best cocktails in town. Just make sure to get it from Shae
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KamMarch 6, 2011
    They serve my favorite Hitachino Nest White Ale here. Fun place to hang out too.
  • Anne-Michelle F.
    Great Sazerac tonight! Dreamy bartender putting on rock n roll and blending great drinks. Heaven.
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaylorJuly 28, 2013
    Elixir is a great place to hang out and grabs drink with friends while in The Mission.
  • LeRoux
    LeRouxJanuary 28, 2011
    for scotch whiskey lovers:try Taliser: ligthly smoked and plume flavor, 8$
  • Jenny N.
    Jenny NJune 3, 2014
    Come for Monday night bingo! You get a new card with every drink. So fun!
  • Nadia A.
    Nadia AnagApril 26, 2015
    I ordered a small batch bourbon and instead got a random, much more expensive rye whiskey. Not impressed
  • Hélène F.
    Hélène ForestAugust 16, 2013
    The Country thyme cocktail is just so delicious!
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikAugust 17, 2010
    Try the Granny Smith Cider - last tap on the right. Quite tasty.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen CMarch 8, 2012
    Wednesday is charity night. No cocktails. Just guest bartenders. Leave a tip, then LEAVE.
  • Doublejack
    DoublejackAugust 3, 2012
    Even at Happy Hour beer is over-priced. Shame, I've always liked this place.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinJanuary 29
    They let us bring in pizza on my birthday, so they know what's up.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew ThomsonSeptember 14, 2009
    Not the dopest TV setup for football but a good set of beers and damned close to my pad.
  • Trev ✌.
    Trev ✌August 18, 2012
    One of the few places that has Old Speckled Hen ON TAP \m/ BRITS n BEERLOVERS REJOICE
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.April 1
    Some of the best whiskey sours in town
  • Howard C.
    Howard CFebruary 23, 2011
    Green drinks & a member of Green Restaurant Strategies & Five Green Forks
  • Michael M.
    Michael McCormickDecember 11, 2011
    One of the best Old Fashioned I've ever had.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BDecember 2, 2013
    Try their hot cider with bourbon. (Tender Knob)
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Elixir!
  • James S.
    James SkeltonNovember 24, 2009
    best bartenders in SF. recommend their new porter.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AAugust 15, 2015
    Great whiskey and friendly bartenders.
  • Dean F.
    Dean FaustmanMarch 12, 2010
    Best build your own bloody bar in SF, but you already knew that.
  • Manixs M.
    Manixs MarwanMarch 6, 2012
    Vodka Tasting - Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Alper C.
    Alper CengizSeptember 13, 2015
    Önünden geçiyorduk; kısa bir nefeslenme için girdik. Ama uzun bir nefes oldu. Biramı yudumlarken NFL maçı ritüelini gerçekleştirmiş oldum.
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