Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove

Cocktail Bar and Bar
650 Gough St (at McAllister St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Open until 1:15 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–1:15 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.2/10

Based on 693 votes

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12,090
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  • What you need to know
    Michael M.
    "Try the Puka Punch - For a rum drink, this is really good"(6 Tips)
    Cory L.
    "Try the Puka Punch or Zombie"(5 Tips)
    Anish B.
    "you can't go wrong with the hot buttered run or a batida"(5 Tips)
    Shirish S.
    "My favorite has been smugglers rum barrel"(3 Tips)
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  • Shinal L.

    Drinks are on point. Let your eyes adjust before you step inside or you'll tumble down the stairs. Enjoy your tiki drinks!

    Shinal Lakshman · 1 week ago
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  • Bre R.

    Very unique atmosphere!

    Bre Roz · 2 weeks ago
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  • Easy S.

    Rum is great, but only in moderation. Do you know someone who hits the rum too often? Easy Spy puts the easy in cell phone monitoring. Read more

    Easy Spy · 2 weeks ago
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  • Zack S.

    Definitely one of the best Tiki bars in the world, the competence with which they blend divey with quality is jaw-dropping. Try their Mai Tai or the Smuggler's Secret Barrel cocktail.

    Zack Sheppard · 2 weeks ago
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  • heidi h.

    Quality coctails in the basement. Do try the Ake Ake if you fancy a anis aftertaste.

    heidi harman · 3 weeks ago
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  • Rewan P.

    A hidden gem in SF! This place has a wide array of rum selection. Do try the Norwegian Paralysis.

    Rewan Parti · 3 weeks ago
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  • V A.

    I LOVE this bar! Amazing drinks, chill and unique atmosphere, easy parking if you get there early. 👍👍

    V A · 3 weeks ago
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  • Christopher M.

    Come for the rum drinks. Can get crowded.

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  • Iain J.

    Great vibe on a Friday night - good selection of Rum...

    Iain Jardin · May 12
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  • Craig A.

    Bartender was a tiki expert

    Craig Austin · May 2
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  • Chris H.

    Painkillers

    Chris Hemphill · April 12
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  • Kevin R.

    The absolute standard for Tiki Bars and one of the largest collections of rum in the world. Martin Cate's love for all things rum oozes through and surrounds you. Noteworthy experience.

    Kevin Ripper · April 1
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  • Bjørn R.

    One of the best rum cocktails in the world. Come on a Sunday or Monday.

    Bjørn Rostad · February 6
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  • Trent O.

    Go for the Captains Grog. Full of delicious rum. These guys know their stuff! (also try the painkiller #5)

    Trent Ostrander · February 3
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  • Shirley T.

    Painkiller No. 4!

    Shirley Tsang · January 25
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  • Craig V.

    They really know their rum here. Let the bartenders educate you on different rums instead of just going for the giant volcano shaped drink with 6 straws in it, though that's good too.

    Craig Villamor · January 19
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  • Emily G.

    The coconut juice drink is awesome

    Emily Gould · January 12
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  • Jacob B.

    This might be the best rum bar on earth. The brilliant staff are fast and friendly. Try a Tiki drink, or keep it simple with a classic Daiquiri or a Rum Old Fashioned with Bacardi 8

    Jacob Briars · January 11
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  • Tera D.

    get painkillers

    Tera Doan · January 7
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  • Brad T.

    Menu has been reduced to two pages but prob for the better for all of us given the crowds. Over 200 rums and really no bad drinks here. Don't be afraid try a flight!

    Brad T · January 4
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  • Elliot W.

    Great tiki drinks on par or better than Tonga or Trader Vic's. Very chill

    Elliot Wehner · January 3
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  • Alie S.

    You better like rum if you plan on coming here

    Alie Sobczak · December 28, 2014
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  • juan s.

    La especialidad son los tragos con ron pero todos están buenos. Si dejás la cuenta abierta te sirven el trago en el jarro de cerámica típico del lugar.

    juan sante · December 21, 2014
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  • Myriam B.

    Awesome place to explore many delicious rum cocktails. Please be patient and mindful, it's a human being making your drink, not a robot! It takes time. Relax and enjoy!

    Myriam Boutin · December 18, 2014
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  • Nick F.

    Come dressed as a pirate ARRRRR

    Nick Fruendt · December 12, 2014
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  • Panic M.

    Channel your inner Johnny depp here. Only you aren't engaged to Amber heard

    Panic Manual · December 8, 2014
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  • Ramnik S.

    Hidden gem of san fran. Must visit if you like rum based cocktails. Go to the basementand look fit Melissa behind the bar

    Ramnik Singh · December 7, 2014
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  • El★na

    What a great atmosphere, i loved the kitschy decor. Amazing rum-based cocktails -pours are very generous, and very friendly staff. Great place for late night drinks.

    El★na · December 5, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

    Known for their amazing rum drinks. The Leilani is my favorite!

    Kelly Wong · November 30, 2014
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  • Ali A.

    A unique cocktail bar dedicated to the pirate theme. A must see.

    Ali Anderson · November 30, 2014
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  • Jon R.

    Great place for socializing

    Jon Romero · November 2, 2014
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  • Shomir D.

    Get the volcano! Great place to get delicious drinks and chat with friends!

    Shomir Dutt · October 26, 2014
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  • gail.

    I got the Barbados rum punch & I loved it! If only there was the Bajan sun & sand to go with it.

    gail. · October 19, 2014
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  • Time Out San Francisco

    Rum lover? Sign up for the Rumbustion Society, a punch card program that will help you chart your exploration of the spirit. Members who try at least 100 rums become Guardians of the Cove. Read more

    Time Out San Francisco · October 10, 2014
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  • squeasel

    Any bar with a waterfall is ok in my book, but this place makes delicious drinks too. Painkiller, yes. Need to go back and try the hot buttered rum apparently.

    squeasel · October 9, 2014
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  • Chris G.

    Bartenders are super nice even late at night when everyone's drunk

    Chris Golden · September 28, 2014
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  • Mikey M.

    Great rum based drinks, a cool atmosphere and no tourists.

    Mikey Mizrahi · September 20, 2014
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  • Emiliy M.

    There is extra seating upstairs and downstairs if there's no room at the bar.

    Emiliy Marino · September 12, 2014
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  • Maja P.

    We loved Vulcano!! Its one fiery cocktail!

    Maja Petkovic · September 9, 2014
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  • Matt L.

    Enjoyed this place when it wasn't busy, but on a weekend night, good luck finding a place to sit and don't expect to have a conversation without yelling.

    Matt Labenz · August 24, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    Yes, most of the drinks at this tropical-paradise bar contain rum. Yes, some of them include coconut, pineapple or allspice, too. No, they are not cloyingly sweet. They're quite excellent, in fact. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 22, 2014
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  • Will B.

    🔥🍹🔥👍👍

    Will Bertelsen · August 22, 2014
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  • Ben G.

    The Zombie has more rum than any 3 other drinks. And so classic.

    Ben G · August 18, 2014
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  • Jonathan W.

    Super fun, imagine getting off the boat and drinking with the pirates at Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Jonathan Wells · August 17, 2014
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  • Rosanne Garrisi A.

    Getting my tiki on!!!!

    Rosanne Garrisi Adams · August 14, 2014
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  • Nader F.

    The best bar in San Francisco. Can get pretty crowded, with a line on weekends. Pro-tip: Go at 4:59pm and grab a seat at the bar and chat with the super friendly staff. Order a Jet Pilot or Pupule!

    Nader Farzan · August 13, 2014
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  • Kathleen N.

    Hot buttered rum is perfection.

    Kathleen Ngo · August 12, 2014
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  • Mark B.

    Try three dots and a dash. The cherries on top are worth the price alone.

    Mark Brenneman · August 10, 2014
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  • Alex F.

    Scorpian bowl

    Alex Fried · August 9, 2014
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  • Zach F.

    Awesome atmosphere.

    Zach Fox · August 7, 2014
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