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Local Edition

Cocktail Bar and Lounge$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Anish B.
    Anish Bhatt2 weeks ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu
  • Allegra B.
    Allegra Belle3 weeks ago
    All kinda of fun drinks try the ava gardner for sure
  • Amandine M.
    Great Margaritas (better than the cocktails on the drink menu)
  • Rachel R.
    Book ahead to secure a table
  • Heyun J.
    Heyun JJune 2
    Typewriters everywhere - look into splitting a cocktail pitcher!
  • Eugene L.
    Great drinks and excellent service. Vary spacious. Bring a flashlight.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofApril 23
    Make a reservation if you're going to come during happy hour
  • Pavan K.
    Unique ambience , great list of cocktails. Get the red letter day.
  • Artiom V.
    Tried Lieutenant Governor. Excellent!
  • Erik B.
    Trendy bar, but be sure to reserve a table as it gets busy quickly.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Love the Yellow kid!
  • Kat S.
    Kat SFebruary 20
    Great choice of cocktails. Love how hidden the place is from the mainstream crowds
  • Shirin J.
    Shirin JafariJanuary 24
    All cocktails are unique! Try long goodbye if you like sweet stuff!!
  • Diomar S.
    Diomar SartorJanuary 14
    Cozy place!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeDecember 11, 2016
    Great space underneath the city in the downtown. Great place for larger crowds. Good service, and pretty good cocktails
  • Tsing T.
    Tsing TaoNovember 27, 2016
    The cocktails were delicious. Our server on the other hand, Nicole M, was by far the rudest I have ever encountered. I was a server for 10 years & she is a disgrace to the profession. We wont return.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrantNovember 16, 2016
    This is where the tech conference kids like to drink, including myself
  • Matt D.
    Matt DysonOctober 11, 2016
    Great cocktail selection, it's a little expensive here but the drinks are worth it.
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokSeptember 23, 2016
    A dark room with old typewriters and movie cameras as decorations. Cocktails are elaborate and expensive
  • Ugur S.
    Ugur SezginSeptember 21, 2016
    Long goodbye is good for who likes sweet drinks. And whiskey lovers can try Local Edition.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleySeptember 16, 2016
    The Rosemary Clooney is one of my all time favorite cocktails. Dangerously delicious and surprisingly strong. I don't recommend a fourth. 😴
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrackinSeptember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Spanish fly is 🙌
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisSeptember 7, 2016
    Check their website -- they have amazing live music some nights, without a cover, in addition to the always great cocktails.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisSeptember 7, 2016
    Go on Saturday or Sunday or after 7 PM to avoid the massive downtown after work crowd.
  • David D.
    David DyTangSeptember 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Their special Old Fashioned, the Local Edition, is very pricey but worth it!
  • J M.
    J MayaAugust 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Whiskey is amazing
  • Suzanne .
    Suzanne 🍋July 13, 2016
    Subterranean, 1950s-era cocktail lounge. Ava Gardner is like milk tea with vodka.
  • Annie T.
    Annie TangJuly 9, 2016
    Amazing cocktail drinks that are fun to watch while being made. On the pricier end, but worth it. Ava Gardner is 👌
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinJuly 4, 2016
    Live music on some weekdays, perfect to enjoy your cocktails
  • Grace Y.
    Grace YoonJune 26, 2016
    Great choice of cocktails. I tried Lieutenant Gov'nr, which was whiskey-based yet citrusy (w/ perf touch of cinnamon) and Sir John Watts. Great seating/standing area. Highly recommend
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MillerMay 17, 2016
    Great place for after work drinks. Little dark but fun environment.
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungMay 15, 2016
    everyone here thinks they're important
  • Nadia Geneviève M.
    Great for after work drinks. More of a starting point than a final destination, but the cocktails are great and it has a cool vibe.
  • Neli P.
    Neli ParchikApril 10, 2016
    Officially one of the best cocktail bars in SF - the old fashioned in particular is spectacular! 😍👍🏼
    Upvoted Jun 14
  • Cloe B.
    Cloe BushnellApril 10, 2016
    very busy post work on Fridays, but it is a big enough space to spread out. Try the barbarella - very refreshing and fun!
  • Lisette A.
    Lisette AguilarMarch 31, 2016
    Good for a pre game
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 29, 2016
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Local Edition!
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱March 24, 2016
    If you like something citrusy and herbal, try the Yellow Kid! (Gin, lemon, dill syrup, velvet falernum, vya dry vermouth, ginger beer)
  • Peggy L.
    Peggy LiMarch 18, 2016
    Some evenings don't have table service. Snag a table (if you can!), then go up and order at the bar.
  • Missy T.
    Missy TurkMarch 11, 2016
    Fun date spot. Live jazz! Amazing cocktails.
  • Eli H.
    Eli HickoxFebruary 28, 2016
    Barberella is a great spicy-sweet treat
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MaceyFebruary 27, 2016
    Great cocktails and prohibition era atmosphere
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KFebruary 22, 2016
    If you're coming here for happy hour - good luck. Extremely crowded & noisy. No tables open when I came with 3 coworkers
  • Gabriel A.
    Gabriel AcostaJanuary 30, 2016
    Awesome cocktails. Get the limited edition. Awesome!
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisJanuary 27, 2016
    Signature Local Edition drink is a nice take on a traditional old fashioned.
  • Trisha C.
    Trisha C.January 18, 2016
    Ask for Jack, he was great and taught us abt the cocktail craft!
  • Maggie S.
    Maggie SheldonJanuary 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fancy cocktails and live music
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengJanuary 13, 2016
    It's always too crowded here. Their twist on the old fashion leaves my stomach unsettled so I avoid it
  • Corinna M.
    Corinna MartínezJanuary 7, 2016
    Excellent! Love the Cosmo Alleycats!
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownDecember 30, 2015
    Get the Local Edition, their signature cocktail is a take on an old fashioned and is a real easy drink.
  • Alejandra A.
    Alejandra Ariza BravoDecember 27, 2015
    Excellent music and environment. Perfect little place for some drinks in San Francisco.
  • Tone M.
    Tone MosleyDecember 19, 2015
    Nice speak easy that offers great selection of whiskey. Great for people watching.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 7, 2015
    If you are in Local Edition, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Tagel S.
    Tagel Shaked ZingerDecember 2, 2015
    Swing night was so fun!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SNovember 28, 2015
    Perfect cocktails.
  • Mitali G.
    Mitali GalaNovember 27, 2015
    Superb drinks and a very cool vibe. Also fantastic for dates
  • William G.
    William GunnNovember 25, 2015
    Classic cocktails and stuff
  • William G.
    William GunnNovember 25, 2015
    Classic cocktails
  • Issa A.
    Issa ArajNovember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place to grab a drink after work. They're pricey & take a lot of time to make but they're good. Pisco sour is great
  • Johannes
    JohannesNovember 16, 2015
    Great drinks in a nice atmosphere.
  • Tatihana B.
    Tatihana BastosNovember 14, 2015
    Very nice cocktails
  • Nora C.
    Nora ChangOctober 21, 2015
    Fun bar, swing dancing, kinda older crowd
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SampimonSeptember 13, 2015
    Great cocktails and sweet Latin beats. Bring your dancing shoes? Oh, and I hear they have jazz regularly too.
  • Shinal
    ShinalSeptember 4, 2015
    Lois Lane. Get it.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BSeptember 1, 2015
    What's good here?? What a question! This is and underground 1930s newsstand themed lounge with LIVE music- not just music- a FULL band. I had an amazing beer and their 'barbarella' cocktail- amazing!
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WuAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lois lane is delicious and sweet and not too strong of a drink
  • adora c.
    adora cheungAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ava Gardner is the go to vodka cocktail.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PreissJuly 26, 2015
    The Ava Gardner was one of the BEST cocktails that I've had in the city.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BargJuly 5, 2015
    Great live music and drinks! If you dont know what to get ask the bartender. So many awesome old newspapers to check out too!
  • Kyle
    KyleJuly 3, 2015
    Great spot for drinks, whether date or larger group.
  • Sarah
    SarahJuly 2, 2015
    Cool vibe, but there's a bit of a dress code.
  • Ajay G.
    Ajay GopalanJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Takes too long to get a drink here
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AnderJune 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    $13 old fashioned = rip. (June '15)
  • Christopher M.
    There is no sign outside. Rosebud is my favorite drink.
  • Meric A.
    Meric AkkanMay 28, 2015
    Cocktails!
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GundersonMay 20, 2015
    Adam was the bartender also met GM
  • Tim H.
    Tim HainesMay 17, 2015
    Quality cocktails in a dimly lit atmosphere.
  • Shreyans P.
    Shreyans ParekhMay 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mixed drinks
  • Kimberly N.
    Kimberly NguyenMay 7, 2015
    The Ava Gardner was nice, if you like jasmine green tea it's your best bet.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsMay 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lieutenant Governor is a great cocktail
  • Carmen I.
    Carmen IbarraMay 3, 2015
    Live music on Mondays and Wednesdays! Fun atmosphere! Great cocktails! Try the "Local Edition"
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphApril 24, 2015
    L O V E the cocktail selection here
  • Owen C.
    Owen CorsoApril 10, 2015
    Specialty cocktails
  • Maureen N.
    Maureen NjugunaApril 8, 2015
    Very cool bar has a speakeasy feel, huge space downstairs. Had a live band playing on a Monday night. Nice drinks & vibes
  • Vaishnavi S.
    Fancy cocktails.
  • Sahitya K.
    Sahitya KakarlaMarch 30, 2015
    Reasonably good cocktails.
  • Francesca H.
    Francesca HernandezMarch 26, 2015
    Love love this bar! Nice and intimate. Rosemary Clooney is awesome.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerMarch 13, 2015
    Very cool speakeasy right on Market. Old newspapers from 1900s on display everywhere. Packed weekend nights and lines are long to get a drink. Really dark, but a neat throwback to prohibition era.
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan OuyoumjianMarch 9, 2015
    Cocktails are craft made
  • Forbidden Meal M.
    Forbidden Meal MealFebruary 28, 2015
    If I was living in San Francisco, Local Edition would probably be my "it" place to go for a fancy girls night-out or even for a date!
  • Petie P.
    Petie PizarroFebruary 18, 2015
    AMAZING whiskey selection
  • Carl M.
    Carl MartinFebruary 6, 2015
    Cool cocktail joint with live music (did get a bit too loud mind you). Served by one seriously rude waitress, but we won't let Little Miss Zero Fucks ruin our night!
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WJanuary 9, 2015
    Solid cocktail lounge in a basement with live jazz. Highly recommend.
  • Ignacio G.
    Ignacio GuffantiJanuary 8, 2015
    Great place to have a drink with friends music is at a volume you can hear it but don't need to yell to speak
  • Sibel A.
    Sibel AkcekayaDecember 26, 2014
    I love the fact that they don't get so many people inside, so that you can breathe and move :)
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QDecember 8, 2014
    I like the ambiance, and the Yellow Kid is delicious. But hot damn, it takes FOREVER to get in and even longer to get a drink.
  • Ming-Samurai L.
    Ming-Samurai LaiDecember 5, 2014
    No hats allowed...
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    1920's themed cocktail bar with a speak easy atmosphere. Awesome place to meet up for a cocktail - lots of seating and standing room.
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorNovember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Some decent cocktails, but I'm not sure I like the vibe in here. The layout is a little awkward and they always have huge blocks of empty "reserved" tables that don't seem to get filled.
  • Shomir D.
    Shomir DuttOctober 26, 2014
    Old fashioned :)
  • Ignacio I.
    Ignacio IdmJune 3, 2016
    👌 viejotaas
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