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Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove

Tiki Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Civic Center, San Francisco
297 Tips and reviews
  • pirate
  • rum
  • hot butter
  • cocktails
  • lively
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  • Corey O.
    Corey O'Neal1 day ago
    All of the rum.
  • Benjamin G.
    Really well-crafted drinks. The El Draque is well worth a try!
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SenosFebruary 8
    Weird pirate themed bar. Fun if you're up for something different.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaJanuary 26
    All drinks are delicious and there is one hot toddy that's good for when it's raining. Great vibes and decor
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeDecember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great tikki drinks, but wasn't positively surprised with their Mai Tai. Pro tip: For some reason I have found that the bartenders down stairs are makes better drinks.
  • Alex
    AlexNovember 6, 2016
    puka punch!!
  • Vincent A.
    Vincent AtilanoNovember 6, 2016
    Ambiance is amazing. Pirates of the Caribbean meets SF.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CaputoNovember 2, 2016
    Every drink I tried was fabulous!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SOctober 14, 2016
    Be patient, grab a table, order the Volcano
  • DJ C.
    DJ CapobiancoSeptember 11, 2016
    Can't go wrong. Everything's good.
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterSeptember 4, 2016
    Winner of "Best American Cocktail Bar" in the Spirited Awards (July 2016) - time to get your tiki on!
  • Katie R.
    Katie RawsonAugust 23, 2016
    Great place to entertain guest from out of town. Slightly Hidden and dark but worth the experience.
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BacchusAugust 20, 2016
    The Saturn drink was strong and sweet (and good) but I'm sure one of the hundred drinks to choose from were also worthwhile
  • Anna S.
    Anna SellemAugust 13, 2016
    Not your typical cocktail bar. Great to party without going to club :)
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BedrickAugust 5, 2016
    The smugglers rum barrel, signature drink is fantastic.
  • Bennett H.
    Bennett HilesJuly 31, 2016
    Puka punch is fruity, boozy, and delicious!
  • Mark E S.
    Mark E Sackett.comJuly 24, 2016
    Everything here is good
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewellJuly 12, 2016
    Get the Navy Grog. It's boozy.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RosenbergJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Mai Tai roa ae
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MatthiesenJune 27, 2016
    Awesome Tiki bar that doesn't serve excessively sugary drinks. Highly recommend the Volcano if you're looking to share between friends or the Jet Pilot if you're drinking for one
  • Zuz R.
    Zuz RJune 25, 2016
    Cool people and good drinks ✌🏻️ there was no music though.. I found it a bit weird
  • Brian T.
    Brian TranMay 26, 2016
    Batida tastes amazing!
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungMay 15, 2016
    a zombie or 2 and you'll be on one
  • Scott M.
    Scott MApril 23, 2016
    Ambiance is what's good! Place has a great concept, but service is very slow due to their success. Bartender 'handler' takes your order, but you don't realize you are 10 or more in line for drink.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganApril 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a good idea to limit yourself to no more than two Puka Punches.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MizrahiApril 16, 2016
    Up on the wall. To your left. See Dom and Lauren's names on that plaque? Bow down to their rum knowledge.
  • SFist
    SFistApril 14, 2016
    Tikis are no longer tacky so make your way to this contemporary Tiki temple that's been one of SF's most decorated bars for some time now. Read more
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerApril 12, 2016
    Most people don't know what a Batida is, and most skip to the bowls and call it good (and they are!), but even if you only do it once, treat yo'self to a Batida. No one does'em better than Smugglers.
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichApril 9, 2016
    Get the hot buttered rum, drink it through the cinnamon stick. So delicious.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StrehlerApril 8, 2016
    So much rum!
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 22, 2016
    Great craft cocktails and great atmosphere.
  • Mat (Badger) L.
    Mat (Badger) LarsenMarch 20, 2016
    Wow. A place to go for the rum pro's. Non-pro's will enjoy the amazing variety of cocktails made by the incredibly knowledgeable staff. Awesome decor
  • Scott S.
    Scott SoenenMarch 19, 2016
    Great atmosphere and killer rum cocktails.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmileyMarch 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask them for a checklist where you can check off all the drinks you've had.
  • Pierre A.
    Pierre A.February 27, 2016
    The Zombie is as good as the Parisian Dirty Dick's one.
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondFebruary 10, 2016
    Could be the best Tiki cocktails in the country.
  • Hani E.
    Hani ElgaaliFebruary 3, 2016
    love this place
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrockJanuary 14, 2016
    This place is for tourists. Smells like a gym locker.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SmileyJanuary 13, 2016
  • Lefteris A.
    Lefteris AvramidisJanuary 12, 2016
    Best rum cocktails. I love the " hot buttered"
  • Sam
    SamJanuary 10, 2016
    Am I missing something? No music downstairs & 20min wait for drinks
  • vikas e.
    vikas erraballiDecember 14, 2015
    Super crowded and touristy feel on a Friday night. Kitschy yes.
  • Tagel S.
    Tagel Shaked ZingerDecember 7, 2015
    Unique pirates' atmosphere, great cocktails.
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreyDecember 6, 2015
    Cool atmosphere and rum drinks. Can be crowded though.
  • George H.
    George HayesDecember 4, 2015
    Try the Hot Buttered Rum.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoNovember 24, 2015
    Set fire to your night out with the Volcano.
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan OtaNovember 23, 2015
    Get the Fog Cutter if sweet isn't your thing
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriNovember 16, 2015
    The Aku Aku is delicious
  • Friedrich
    FriedrichNovember 15, 2015
    Very authentic place, try the Mojito.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The creamy, nutmeggy drinks are lovely.
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