Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove

650 Gough St (at McAllister St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–1:15 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.3/10

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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST FLAMING DRINKThe Top-Notch Volcano blends pineapple, lime, & passionfruit juices with maraschino plus a private reserve rumRead more

    SF Weekly · May 24, 2011
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  • Jackie W.

    Great place to get a delicious cocktail, especially if you love rum. Go early it's a small bar and will fill up fast. Worth the wait. Try a El Draque or Smugglers Cove signature drink in a Rum Barrel.

    Jackie Woods · February 11, 2010
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  • The Bold Italic

    For a taste of true Hawaii, get the Kona Cocktail, made with pineapple, passion fruit, dark Jamaican rum, lime, & honey. Read more

    The Bold Italic · May 31, 2011
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  • Eater

    Bet you never thought a crazy kitschy den of all things tiki could actually serve high-fructose-corn-syrup-free, all-natural drinks. This one can, and the cocktails hold up to the best in town.

    Eater · April 16, 2013
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  • Beau S.

    Navy Grog is strong... can you handle it?

    Beau Smith · April 5, 2010
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  • Gilt City

    With a staggering assortment of over 200 rums on hand (including Smuggler’s exclusive, handcrafted variety, distilled in the East Bay), you're bound to find one (or three) you love.

    Gilt City · March 8, 2011
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST WEIRD COCKTAIL

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
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  • Dom V.

    Quit crying and complaining and drink damn it!

    Dom Venegas · June 30, 2010
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  • Eden S.

    Get the punchcard and collect all the drinks!

    Eden Sherry · January 18, 2010
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  • Kenny L.

    Get the Puka Punch. It's on 7x7's Top 100 list for 2011.

    Kenny Liao · February 13, 2011
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  • SillyCamilly

    I'm a pirate argh! The bartender lights the rum on fire, then immediately sprinkles a generous dash of cinnamon on top... That's the one you wanna order. Also, you can ask for the Painkiller #5.

    SillyCamilly · November 27, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    A haven for rum lovers; be sure to chat up the bartender if you're at all interested in tiki history. These guys know their stuff.

    Serious Eats · January 4, 2013
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  • Christine B.

    kona cocktail, 3 dots and a dash, and a damn fine dark and stormy. sitting on the main floor at the bar makes for good ppl watching. go up or downstairs for more lounge vibe

    Christine Brumback · December 12, 2009
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  • El✩na K.

    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 K · December 5, 2014
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  • Josh H.

    Every drink here is good. It is literally what u wish you were served every other time you have ordered a tropical drink elsewhere in your life.

    Josh Heiskell · February 21, 2013
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  • TINY BONES

    PAINKILLER AND PUPULE YUMMMM!

    TINY BONES · December 10, 2009
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  • Eva G.

    The Apple of Alcoholism.

    Eva Giselle · March 30, 2013
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  • Bryce B.

    very good drinks, but get there early and leave early unless you like the crowds...

    Bryce Byerley · September 1, 2010
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  • Travel + Leisure

    Rum fanatic Martin Cate opened the new-wave tiki bar to spotlight the 400-odd rums he’s sourced from around the globe.

    Travel + Leisure · September 27, 2013
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  • Adam T.

    Zombie. Just drink it

    Adam Tury · May 8, 2010
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  • janice b.

    friggin amazing pirate bar! i love sitting at the downstairs bar and chattin it up with the bartender. it's a lot more mellow. Buttered rum tastes like french toast mmMMmm

    janice bailon · March 25, 2010
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  • Noah

    Try the Batida

    Noah · December 14, 2009
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  • Chris H.

    Smuggler's Cove - Hayes Valley650 Gough St(at McAllister)Check it out

    Chris Hock · December 6, 2009
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  • Kushal D.

    Sidewinder Fang is a beautifully balanced citrusy cocktail. Yum!

    Kushal Dave · February 10, 2011
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  • Erica G.

    Three ounce painkiller.

    Erica Gulseth · October 1, 2010
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  • Selena D.

    Volcano bowl!

    Selena Deckelmann · March 17, 2012
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  • Rikoshi K.

    Try the Norwegian Paralysis! Like the menu says, it's much better than it sounds.

    Rikoshi Kisaragi · August 28, 2011
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  • Alex R.

    Bring your ID; they card everybody religiously.

    Alex Rosenberg · July 8, 2010
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  • Charbay W.

    Charbay Rum!

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  • Andrew C.

    Drink the Fogcutter.

    Andrew C · September 12, 2011
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  • Tristan O.

    Try the off menu Kentucky blonde!

    Tristan O'Tierney · July 8, 2011
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  • The Daily Meal

    Owner and rum fanatic Martin Cate opened this nautical-themed, pirate-inspired watering hole with a menu dedicated exclusively to rum. Think Prohibition-era cocktails and Caribbean concoctions. Read more

    The Daily Meal · June 17, 2011
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  • Helen

    Light something on fire. A large, flammable drink, that is.

    Helen · March 5, 2013
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  • Party Earth

    If you have a big group, ask for The Kilauea – it’s a ‘secret’ community drink. With a full fifth of rum, it’s no wonder Smuggler’s says this thing can serve 10 people. Of course, for $100, it better!

    Party Earth · August 15, 2012
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  • Haku P.

    First time? Try a rum barrel and/or puca punch

    Haku Panth · May 28, 2012
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  • @JaumePrimero

    If you are a fan of Rum, park it here for the evening and enjoy!

    @JaumePrimero · December 1, 2011
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  • Jason C.

    Drinks you'll love: sidewinder's fang, chi chi pache, corn and oil, hot buttered rum, smugglers rum barrel.

    Jason Cross · October 9, 2011
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  • Beth K.

    Hot buttered Rum is the way to go!

    Beth Kilpatrick · January 17, 2011
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  • ViatorStaff

    Fantastic tiki bar. Get a cocktail with maraschino cherries, they have amazing gourmet ones that you will not believe.

    ViatorStaff · August 13, 2010
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  • Alex A.

    The atmosphere is outta this world. Its like pirates of the caribbean. Get The Pain Killer, Uhmazing Drink.

    Alex Arp · March 27, 2010
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  • J S.

    While it's cold outside, end your night with a Hot Buttered Rum, great way to be nice and warm as you head back to transit.

    J Strom · February 4, 2010
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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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  • Mark P.

    Best hot buttered rum in the city :P

    Mark P · December 17, 2013
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  • Kyle M.

    Amazing rum/tiki drinks. Go early or on a weeknight—otherwise wait in line like you're trying to get into a club in LA outside.

    Kyle Meyer · November 28, 2013
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  • Dave N.

    If you're Australian, get the Aku Aku. It's a Pine Lime Splice. It's a fucking PINE LIME SPLICE! I'm drunk.

    Dave Newman · October 24, 2013
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  • c0uP

    The Corn & Oil is a simple rum cocktail done incredibly right. This entire place is heaven for rum drinkers, pirates (of the nautical kind) and alcoholic misanthropes.

    c0uP · September 3, 2013
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  • Christie H.

    The drinks here are delicious! Go early before the line starts to form outside.

    Christie Heikkinen · March 3, 2013
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  • Jeremy

    Go on... Be a pirate. I bet Dave McClure would go nuts in here

    Jeremy · February 9, 2013
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  • Bertrand F.

    Rum. Rum? RUM! rum. RUUUUUM!! Rrrrrum. Jesus Christ I'm drunk.

    Bertrand Fan · August 12, 2012
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