The Residence

Bar and Cocktail Bar
718 14th St (at Church St), San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
No
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.0/10

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  • kentucky mule
  • cozy
  • English breakfast
  • fancy cocktails
  • casual
  • whiskey
  • happy hour
  • good for a late night
  • good for singles
  • stylish
  • draft beer
  • comfortable
  • TVs
  • gumbo
  • staff
  • good for dates
  • vodka
  • spinach
  • good for special occasions
  • Moscow Mule
  • Lauren M.

    Cute decor, very cozy

    Lauren Mac · March 22
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  • Ashley M.

    Painkiller is great and bar tenders are really nice. Cozy little after work spot. Cash only.

    Ashley Miller · March 13
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  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    An unpretentious bar w/well crafted cocktails in a setting that feels like Al Capone's parlor. A much more chill option for when you're not in the mood for the crowds at Churchill.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · February 3
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  • James B.

    No captain & I wish they had a beer list rather than making you awkwardly look at the taps, other than that, I like this place!

    James Barg · January 16
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  • Jenny Q.

    Nice cozy spot, and the English breakfast is so refreshing. I hate the new sign though, doesn't adequately represent the ambiance

    Jenny Q · December 4, 2014
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  • Alex C.

    Good drinks

    Alex Casariego · November 16, 2014
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  • Alex S.

    Super relaxed. Never too busy.

    Alex Stern · November 15, 2014
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  • E. Michael M.

    Fun ambiance. Cash only!

    E. Michael Merchant · October 18, 2014
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  • Jesse A.

    One of the best bars in San Francisco. Go here if you want to have conversations with friends. Do not go here if you want to shout over loud music all night.

    Jesse Atkinson · September 1, 2014
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  • SFist

    The Residence has a reputation amongst locals. It will get you laid. A special kind of classy comfort stems from the red wallpaper, vaguely Victorian parlor room and unpretentious cocktail list. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
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  • Nikki D.

    Start a conversation with Peter when it is not busy. You will not regret it. He is the most awesome, friendly bartender I have ever met.

    Nikki Dreams · July 19, 2014
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  • Christine B.

    Cash only, but they mix a solid gimlet.

    Christine Brown · June 7, 2014
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  • David H.

    Great cozy cocktail bar with a decent beer selection on tap too. Went earlyish on a Friday night, never got super crowded.

    David Hu · May 25, 2014
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  • Kevin B.

    Try the Kentucky Mule. Simple and tasty.

    Kevin Burg · May 24, 2014
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  • Matthew M.

    Delicious Kentucky mules

    Matthew Michihara · May 24, 2014
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  • Brian D.

    Chill, good cocktails, has a bunch of couches, and allows dogs. What more could you want?

    Brian Dorfman · May 24, 2014
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  • Will B.

    The Smoky Paloma is a simple, refreshing, and tasty mescal cocktail.

    Will Bertelsen · May 24, 2014
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  • Will B.

    Super chill, solid drinks, great bartender, has TVs.

    Will Bertelsen · May 24, 2014
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  • Paul P.

    #triviaRULES #theresidenceRULES

    Paul Prosseda · April 10, 2014
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  • Paul P.

    #moreTanquery #please #prettyplease

    Paul Prosseda · April 10, 2014
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  • Kyle S.

    Great, unpretentious place to grab some cocktails. Particularly focused on Moscow Mules and whiskey.

    Kyle S · April 8, 2014
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  • Sir Francisco A.

    There's food and it's good!: Bar Bites by Antidote served only Wed and Sat 6-9pm. F'n delicious!

    Sir Francisco Alcazar · March 27, 2014
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  • Victor B.

    Orpheus in the underworld !

    Victor B · December 28, 2013
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  • Doug A.

    Excellent recycling!

    Doug AH · September 19, 2013
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  • David T.

    Huge fail!

    David Travels · July 22, 2013
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  • Carlos R.

    Christina the bartender is awesome!

    Carlos Rado · July 8, 2013
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  • J E.

    Get a Kentucky Mule! It's basically a Dark and Stormy but with whiskey, which makes it superior!

    J Eckert · June 8, 2013
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  • Geary Z.

    The owner is an ASSHOLE. But a good one at that. I miss Amber.

    Geary Zendejas · June 7, 2013
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  • Paul S.

    Don't order a White Russian.

    Paul Stamatiou · February 21, 2013
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  • Katie M.

    Great place for a cocktail, and you can bring your dog!

    Katie McFater · November 12, 2012
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  • Violet B.

    My living room.

    Violet Blue · August 21, 2012
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  • Mitch L.

    Don't feel like being in a noise bar around Market and Church? The Residence is the perfect spot for classic drinks in a stylishly decorated bar.

    Mitch Lopez · August 6, 2012
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  • Tiffany D.

    No straws? Wtf?

    Tiffany D · August 4, 2012
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  • Joel C.

    Get the Moscow Mule...can't beat the simplicity of Vodka, Ginger Beer and Lime Juice.

    Joel Corpus · May 19, 2012
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  • Stephani C.

    cozy and low-key, but still a kick in the head. some of the best bartenders in the city are found here. :)

    Stephani Chapman · December 14, 2011
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  • Melissa W.

    Moscow mule --most delightful cocktail around

    Melissa Weiss · November 11, 2011
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  • John K.

    Loud! Really!

    John Kenny · October 7, 2011
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  • Taylor R.

    Phil is the coolest person alive!

    Taylor R. · October 1, 2011
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  • The Bold Italic

    Go on a Wednesday to sample some good eats from pop-up, Easy Creole. Fill your belly with red beans, spinach and mushroom étouffée, and gumbo, then wash it all down with a tasty adult beverage. Read more

    The Bold Italic · September 28, 2011
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  • Kameron K.

    Cash only, the bartenders are awesome! Try the English breakfast!

    Kameron K · September 9, 2011
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  • Kyle M.

    The great thing about this bar is that it's got really good cocktails, it's cozy, and it is hardly ever crowded. The bad part is that it always always smells funny. If you can get past the strange, Read more

    Kyle Minor · July 26, 2011
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  • Borden O.

    the manhattan here is better than churchill by far.

    Borden Ornelaz · July 15, 2011
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  • Borden O.

    the best bar in the area. never too crowded, bar tenders are always up for a chat and the cocktails are delicious.

    Borden Ornelaz · July 7, 2011
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  • beki m.

    Janine is bartender of the year! Try her Manhattan and thank me later. 

    beki mcelvain · May 15, 2011
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  • Shelley

    Really great bar, lots of ambiance/good drinks but couldn't handle the condescending bartender. Called me "baby" all night & took 20 min to close my tab. He's very LA; doesn't fit this old school bar.

    Shelley · February 3, 2011
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  • Sarah R.

    Reminds me of NYC!!! I love this bar, still has the spirit of amber yet now more refined.

    Sarah Randolph · January 8, 2011
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  • AskMen

    Modeled after where a hard-drinking, worldly writer would want to unwind after a day at the typewriter. Try the Manhattan and wobble away with a smile.

    AskMen · August 20, 2010
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  • Marcel C.

    Fantastic, low-key spot for mid-week, after work cocktail.

    Marcel Cortez · August 11, 2010
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  • Clifton T.

    Perfect when blackbird is too loud and crazy.

    Clifton Tay · April 28, 2010
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  • Nathaniel H.

    Comfortable, cozy, and mellow. Good place to hang out and talk. Make sure to ask for the cocktails menu, it is not listed on the wall. There are some great drinks listed, you won't regret it. Read more

    Nathaniel Haynes · March 15, 2010
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