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Pacific Cocktail Haven

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
  • The experts at Food & Wine and Eater recommend this place
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  • Kelly H.
    "Grab a Laughing Buddha or some Pisco Punch and enjoy."(11 Tips)
    Katherine L.
    "Laughing Buddha will blow your mind with tastiness!"(7 Tips)
    Justin B.
    "my favorite cocktails called The Carmen Amaya"(4 Tips)
    Michael S.
    "Five spice margarita= amazing, order it!"(4 Tips)
105 Tips and reviews
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 18
    Pacific Cocktail Haven (PCH) is the brainchild of Kevin Diedrich (BDK, Burritt Room), offering an array of classics and favorites from some of his older bar menus. Read more
  • Anthony✌️ ✨.
    Anthony✌️ ✨🙌March 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Forget the old cocktails at Cantina. This place is in transition. Come here for Kevin Diedrich's hits from BDK, Burritt room, and Jasper's tap room before they switch over to their new concept.
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 23, 2011
    One of the few local bars that has rhum agricole, a type of rum that, much like tequila or champagne or Scotch, has an appellation of origin, meaning that it can only come from a certain place. Read more
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.March 16, 2012
    If coming from out of town, stay next door at the quaint Hotel Rex. After a night of "What's next?", you'll be glad you did. So many great drinks that you'll want to sample the ENTIRE menu!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BaumJuly 9, 2012
    Home to one of my favorite cocktails called The Carmen Amaya - Rye whiskey, cointreau, lemon, dry sherry, orange bitters, basil. Great weekdays at happy hour before it gets busy. Read more
  • Yael A.
    Yael AmyraApril 11, 2012
    Slurp and prime your amore with sexy cocktails by hot barmen--Delicious Duggan, Sassy Shaher or Randy Andy--when it gets muy caliente, you're 5 steps away from the posh Hotel Rex.
  • Karen K.
    Karen KJune 2
    Great little open space in the back for larger groups to hang out. Bartenders are very nice and my colleagues enjoyed their drinks. Thumbs up from us!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    We love the handcrafted culinary cocktails and the awesome vibe at this true cantina. Try The Misdemeanor, the Laughing Buddha or a pitcher of Pisco Punch.
  • paisley
    paisleyNovember 4, 2011
    The Misdemeanor if you like tequila & the heat...of chiles. Perfection. (orange drink is Pisco Punch...for those who want an entry level cocktail intro)
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly H.February 17, 2014
    If you like spicy cocktails or Pisco, Cantina is the place for you. Grab a Laughing Buddha or some Pisco Punch and enjoy.
  • oohgodyeah
    oohgodyeah2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    You can walk next door to order food from Hogwash, and they'll deliver it to you at PCH. Get the pretzel already!
  • Anthony✌️ ✨.
    Anthony✌️ ✨🙌March 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here for Kevin Diedrich's hits from BDK, Burritt room, and Jasper's tap room before they switch over to their new concept.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    The bartenders here know the value of detail. They’re throwing blackberries into caipirinhas. They’re juicing oranges behind the bar. Grab a caipirinha, here they do it right.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrantSeptember 20, 2016
    Decent cocktails, good service and nice atmosphere. If you're in this part of town after work, it's worth checking out
  • Alyssa W.
    Alyssa WJuly 14
    PCH has great tiki cocktails. It's a perfect bar for a date, going out with friends or a large group from work.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongAugust 19, 2016
    If your like elderflower, get mum's the word. Pretty good drinks overall.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMarch 10, 2011
    Try the Pisco Punch here: made with Campo, crushed pineapple, citrus, Angostura bitters, and ginger brew. Served over lots of ice in a Collins glass, this tangy treat is a spirited twist on classic Pi
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyFebruary 7
    The Stigi is a beautiful cocktail. Mezcal and aperol doesnt sound that delicious, but trust me.
  • Andrew C.
    Try the Saffron (mezcal, Campari, grilled pineapple, & citrus)!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything with pisco, but the pisco punch is the best you'll ever have.
  • Liz C.
    Liz ChavezMay 23, 2013
    Mixologists make everything with fresh ingredients. Get a pitcher, don't order by the drink.
  • Shirene M.
    Shirene MisifAugust 8, 2011
    Tell Bartender Shaher what u like to drink & he will concoct u a delicious cocktail! His fav: The Buddha
  • SFist
    SFistMarch 25, 2015
    The Five-Spice Margarita combines the fresh, summery flavors of the tropics with just a hint of Chinese spice. Read more
  • Kat C.
    Kat CarmichaelApril 2, 2011
    Laughing Budda is weird, go with the Gentleman's Delight. Drinks take forever, but that my have been my incompetent friends I sent to the bar!
  • Apurva M.
    Apurva MehtaAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The laughing Buddha is a great drink. So are the pisco based drinks
  • Bradley P.
    Bradley PeppersJune 24, 2010
    Bees Knees rocks!! The owner hooked me up with a list of all the best local/original San Fran bars!! Very inovative and trendy place!
  • Philip S.
    Philip SaulFebruary 7
    The Saffron was amazeballs. Cool atmosphere and all the drinks are great
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RothenbergJuly 21, 2011
    Amazing spicy drinks that will blow your mind! Great bartenders, music, and atmosphere!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 1, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. They make excellent cocktails, and the duende cocktail is especially good. Try it.
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiOctober 5, 2014
    although they do have beers on the tap... but caipirinha's and margarita's are what they are known for... no food here...
  • Pamela T.
    Pamela TranFebruary 22, 2012
    Pisco punch was awesome. Dougin and Andrew are the most amazing bartenders by far!<3
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KutaMay 12, 2012
    The laughin Buddha is pretty tasty... As is the five spice margarita. Definitely worth a try!
  • Liz M.
    Liz McLean KnightDecember 2, 2016
    Fantastic, creative cocktails, and not crazy expensive.
  • Melanie N.
    Melanie NelsonAugust 3, 2010
    Come at 530 pm on a weeknight to avoid the crowd. Also, the blackberry & basil cooler is so good!
  • Latesha L.
    Latesha LynchFebruary 27, 2014
    Pisco punch is absolutely to die for
  • Fabio R.
    Fabio ResendeJuly 17, 2013
    "The Carmen Amaya" is one of the best cocktails in the city according to SFist
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    Duggan McDonnell's Latin-inspired lounge features rotating art exhibits and eccentric cocktails.
  • Linsey K.
    Linsey KramerDecember 3, 2010
    The Hemingway was disappointing (too tart) but the Tiger Lily was pretty flippin' amazing. Recommended!
  • janice b.
    janice bailonMarch 25, 2010
    these guys are GENIUS when it come to the art of mixology! The one-of-a-kind Laughing Buddah is like nothing you've ever had in your life. Heat, ginger, sparkle, citrus awesome
  • Carrie N.
    Carrie NydenAugust 7, 2016
    Good cocktails and nice bartenders. All that you need. :)
  • Yvette C.
    Yvette CarnahanMarch 1, 2013
    Amazing bar tenders! Super packed fun atmosphere
  • Violet B.
    Violet BlueJuly 18, 2013
    Carmen Amaya - Rittenhouse rye, Cointreau, lemon, muddled basil, sherry.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SterlApril 15, 2012
    Prize filly is amazing. Must do if u like rye/bourbon/whiskey
  • Jane N.
    Jane NguyenFebruary 3, 2013
    They have pitchers that can feed about 5 people
  • Damian D.
    Damian DavilaFebruary 19, 2012
    Straight to the bottom of the menu and order the blackberry cooler
  • Ian O.
    Ian O'NeillMarch 27, 2015
    Awesome little bar, outstanding service and great vibe
  • Michael S.
    Michael SterlApril 15, 2012
    Five spice margarita= amazing, order it!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BassmanSeptember 15, 2013
    This bar is featured on Zagat's Best Cocktail Experts in San Francisco list.
  • George A.
    George AdamsJanuary 18, 2014
    Five spice margaritas are exquisite.
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline S.December 10, 2011
    good vibes, cocktails are well crafted & absolutely delish.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CollopyFebruary 25, 2014
    The blackberry vodka basil cocktail rocks my world.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WrightSeptember 23, 2014
    Great cocktails music and beer. No food
  • Arda K.
    Arda KaraJuly 17, 2011
    The blackberry cabernet caipirinha is very good.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BakerMay 31, 2012
    Order the Italian Getaway for a delicious drink.
  • cindy
    cindyAugust 21, 2014
    If you like spicy drinks ... Good options
  • Elisa M.
    Elisa MiguelenaMarch 3, 2012
    Awesome Pisco punch! You must try it!
  • Jade F.
    Jade FDecember 13, 2016
    Really good In Da Coconut 🌴 cocktail!
  • lindsey k.
    lindsey kirtleyApril 4, 2010
    The drinks are innovative and tasty... If you can ever get a bartender to actually help you.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SterlApril 15, 2012
    Super cool bar.....awful service. Apparently speed and money are not a priority.
  • Vansi
    VansiJuly 8, 2016
    Decent cocktails and good service.
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LuApril 23, 2012
    Laughing Buddha will blow your mind with tastiness!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RiderJanuary 1, 2011
    If you're here for Jenny and Jeff's birthday, checking downstairs at Double Trouble!
  • Valeria K.
    Ask for Duggin, tell him I sent ya
  • Harris O.
    Harris OrangesMarch 12, 2012
    Always start with the pisco sour.
  • Eugênio L.
    Eugênio LouAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for shaher..this negus is awesome
  • Mutineer Magazine
    Mutineer MagazineJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get something with Encanto Pisco. You'll be happy.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SerranoAugust 14, 2012
    Highly recommend the " Old Gringo".
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WoodFebruary 9, 2013
    $4 glass of club soda. Nice.
  • Jakey A.
    Jakey A.January 24, 2013
    These people aren't just "bartenders", they're mixologists!
  • Curtis P.
    Curtis PerkinsFebruary 23, 2013
  • Anna K.
    Anna Kern SanfordSeptember 10, 2011
    Best drinks! Make an awesome mojito!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangJune 15, 2013
    Pisco Punch packs a punch!
  • paisley
    paisleyNovember 4, 2011
    The Misdemeanor if you like tequila & heat!!!
  • Neville B.
    Neville BendiolaDecember 24, 2010
    Laughing Buddha has a kick to it for those who don't like spice.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ElizabethJune 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Laughing Budah, is my fav spicy drink
  • Nathaniel R.
    Nathaniel RomanAugust 14, 2016
    Saffron cocktail!
  • Lan
    LanSeptember 21, 2011
    The bees knees is what it promises it be.
  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 16, 2010
    Laughing Budda- sweet and spicy deliciousness!
  • Jeff Z.
    Jeff ZJune 5, 2010
    If you only order one thing, order the Laughing Buddah!
  • Jose P.
    Jose PrietoMay 10, 2012
    Talk yo Andy for the best recommendations. Buyah
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HolmbergMay 25, 2010
    LOVED the Blackberry & Cabernet Caipirinha and you might too! :-)
  • Sinisa B.
    Sinisa BrcinovicMay 26, 2013
    Get the Hemingway!
  • R D.
    R DMarch 3, 2016
    Cocktails laughing Buddha
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandSeptember 23, 2014
    Nice place !
  • Charles P.
    Charles PottsMay 15, 2013
    These guys are great.
  • James C.
    James CoxMarch 15, 2009
    For awesome proper cocktails, trust the bartender when you tell them what you like. Best ever.
  • Juan Pablo A.
    Juan Pablo AravJanuary 17, 2012
    Order Tequila REVOLUCION
  • Johan M.
    Johan MickelinApril 4, 2010
    Very unimpressed with the snotty bartenders and the ridiculous wait for drinks while they chat with each other
  • Bill G.
    Bill GodwinFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try The Criollo Sour -->
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioJuly 23, 2013
    The Carmen Amaya
  • Parviz D.
    Parviz DNovember 26, 2010
    Get the Pisco punch pitcher!!!!
  • Robin P.
    Robin PisaniSeptember 18, 2010
    Make sure shaher makes your drink
  • George Y.
    George YiuJanuary 14
    drinks are interesting but definitely overpriced
  • lara l.
    lara longJuly 10, 2009
    try the laughing Buddha! yum perfect mix of Ginger!
  • jenn c.
    jenn corraoMay 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Pitchers are awesome!
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TorneyFebruary 13, 2010
    Blackberry & cabernet caipirinha is where its at.
  • Perihan C.
    Perihan CumaliOctober 15, 2009
    Have an awesome 5 spice margarita!
  • Katie T.
    Katie TronJune 13, 2013
    Super slow for only ten people at the bar... Not impressed.
  • Linda Y.
    Linda YangNovember 18, 2015
    Bartender ignored me for 20 minutes and was rude when he finally got to me. Never going back.
  • Francesco R.
    Francesco R.February 3, 2010
    Laughiiiiiiiing budddhaaaaaaaaa!
  • Matías P.
    Matías PalauDecember 12, 2012
    Al comienzo son frios pero con el rato se ponen agradables y puedes conversar. Entretenido pero faltan mujeres.
  • Ignacio I.
    Ignacio IdmJune 3, 2016
    Lugar coqueto
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