The Alembic

Cocktail Bar, New American Restaurant, and Whisky Bar
1725 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St.), San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Hours:
Closed until 4:00 PM Friday (Show more)
  • Mon, Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
9.3/10

Based on 453 votes

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  • duck hearts
  • whiskey
  • bone marrow
  • southern exposure
  • Sazeracs
  • blood and sand
  • sliders
  • bourbon
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • cozy
  • seafood
  • scotch
  • mint juleps
  • off-menu items
  • spicy food
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  • good for a late night
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  • Clare

    Nice cocktails, fancy food

    Clare · 5 days ago
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  • George G.

    The charcoal grilled beef young was delightful

    George Gayl · 1 week ago
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  • Bryan D.

    Cocktails, Sazerac, food

    Bryan Duggan · 3 weeks ago
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  • SFist

    The Blood 'n' Sand can be found on menus as far back as 1947; it's Scotch whisky, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth, and orange juice. Read more

    SFist · 3 weeks ago
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  • Meghan M.

    Girl Scout cookie cocktail pairings

    Meghan Mcgarry · March 5
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  • Dmitri S.

    Haiku d'etat and sazerac were very tasty!

    Dmitri Skjorshammer · February 26
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  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The bourbon old-fashioned is the best bourbon cocktail in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more

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  • AFAR Media

    The bartenders here take their mixology seriously. As in "this has the essence of elderflower" in it seriously. Try the "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," which is pepper juice and gin. Read more

    AFAR Media · January 22
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  • Ian W.

    Great sazerac

    Ian Walter · January 10
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  • Konstantin K.

    Perfect bar with good food, great drinks and young crowd. Get bone marrow and a haiku d'etat!

    Konstantin Klyagin · January 5
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  • Morgan B.

    Go for the pickled quail eggs. Just trust me on this one.

    Morgan Beller · January 2
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  • Brad T.

    A great place to discover your inner-alcoholic. Try anything but don't miss the Southern Exposure.

    Brad T · January 1
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  • Ben R.

    Rebuilding their kitchen has allowed them to strengthen an already strong menu. Some of the most overlooked food in town.

    Ben Russo · December 25, 2014
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  • Deborah L.

    The brandade was a nice twist on a classic dish.

    Deborah Landis · December 7, 2014
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  • Tye C.

    Great cocktails and atmosphere. Sazerac is my favorite and the celery one is popular.

    Tye Chait · November 22, 2014
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  • Chris M.

    The Sazerac 
is an ode to the Big Easy. The Bourbon Old
 Fashioned is nothing more than a slug of bourbon on the rocks with bitters, a little sugar and lemon peel to take the
 edge off.

    Chris Messina · October 31, 2014
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  • Time Out San Francisco

    No matter what your poison is, you'll find it here. Half of the menu is devoted to well-loved classics. The other half is “new school”—house-devised concoctions that embrace seasonal ingredients. Read more

    Time Out San Francisco · October 10, 2014
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  • Stef K.

    Delicious cocktails in a cozy space right on Haight St.

    Stef Krieger · October 9, 2014
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  • Aneilia M.

    Pink quail eggs!

    Aneilia McDermott · October 1, 2014
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  • Terry D.

    Relaxed atmosphere with some good on tap beer.

    Terry Drymonacos · September 30, 2014
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  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    Stick to their awesome cocktails. The food portions are small unsatisfying + expensive.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · September 19, 2014
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  • Lily

    Great bespoke cocktails. Challenge your palette and get something on the menu you wouldn't normally go for.

    Lily · September 8, 2014
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  • Amy R.

    A fantastic bar with lovely staff. Great deal on a bear and a shot.

    Amy Robinson · August 31, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Parke Ulrich, chef of Waterbar, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Shishito peppers w/ smoked anchovy salt. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Andy J.

    Drink, drank, drunk.

    Andy Jiang · August 21, 2014
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  • AFAR Media

    We always get snacks like the pickled quail eggs & sumac potato chips with yogurt dipping sauce, a sandwich (I love the beer-battered rockfish), & a tasty, inventive cocktail. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
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  • Kaela S.

    Ahhhmaahzing cocktails. Haven't yet tried new kitchen, but I enjoyed their food last time I was there.

    Kaela Stuart · August 12, 2014
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  • Kc M.

    Nice bartender!

    Kc Mueller · August 11, 2014
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  • Brent G.

    Fantastic Cocktails!

    Brent Gatewood · August 7, 2014
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  • Ben B.

    Everything. Hands down the best true cocktail bar in the city. Also the Southern Exposure and the Vieux Carre.

    Ben Barenholtz · August 7, 2014
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  • Michael D.

    Good bar bites, great cocktails. Best stop on Haight.

    Michael Dempsey · August 1, 2014
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  • Alyssa F.

    The cocktails are unique and fabulous! The dining room is small, but the food is so unusual that it's worth the struggle to get a seat.

    Alyssa Foote · July 17, 2014
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  • Kevin B.

    Ask for the enormous whiskey menu.

    Kevin Burg · July 2, 2014
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  • Claudia T.

    Muy buenos los cocktail de whisky

    Claudia Teraoka · June 10, 2014
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  • Grace S.

    Get the blood and sand

    Grace S. · June 1, 2014
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  • David H.

    Order a whiskey or rye older than you are... While you can

    David Hu · May 24, 2014
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  • Old F.

    The alembic makes a good old fashioned

    Old Fashioned · May 17, 2014
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  • Brad G.

    "Alembic Bar is where off-duty or pre-shift bartenders head for a high-quality drink." This bar in Haight Ashbury also has a small menu with interesting choices such as duck hearts and quail eggs.

    Brad Graham · May 10, 2014
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  • Graham J.

    Renovating. Kitchen is closed. Should be reopening soon. Cocktails are still as good as ever.

    Graham Jenkin · April 28, 2014
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  • Jia Min C.

    Kitchen is being remodeled right now. Might be a few weeks until they start serving dinner again. :(

    Jia Min Cheng · March 28, 2014
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  • Mike W.

    Get a Girl Scout cookie pairing while they last. Highly recommend the Thin mint FTW!

    Mike Weiss · March 26, 2014
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  • Thrillist

    Alembic is PAIRING Girl Scout Cookies and alcohol TOGETHER. You'll get two cookies served with every one complementing cocktail. What are you waiting for?! Read more

    Thrillist · March 24, 2014
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  • Ryan L.

    Vasco da gama is especially good if it's cold outside, you cuties

    Ryan L · March 16, 2014
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  • bianca c.

    My favourite bar in San Francisco. Well made drinks and fun snacks. Definitely too loud in there for my taste, but that's common in SF.

    bianca cheng costanzo · March 3, 2014
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  • Tim H.

    Get the old fashioned.

    Tim Haines · February 5, 2014
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  • Lindsey T.

    Great little spot to grab some amazing drinks!

    Lindsey Thomas · January 11, 2014
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  • Caitlin J.

    great shops nearby in the haight area, specials listed on chalkboard, great place for whiskey drinks.

    Caitlin James · January 8, 2014
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  • Axel

    Gotta try the bone marrow!

    Axel · December 11, 2013
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  • Shabeeb

    nine volt with amazing duck heart skewers

    Shabeeb · December 3, 2013
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  • Chris M.

    Seasoned Alembic bartender Danny Louie and AQ alum Ethan Terry have kept up the Upper Haight staple's cocktail tradition via a great new menu.

    Chris Messina · November 19, 2013
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