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The Residence

Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
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  • Ray L.
    "Try the Kentucky Mule, it's delicious."(4 Tips)
    David H.
    "Great cozy cocktail bar with a decent beer selection on tap too."(8 Tips)
    Jenny Q.
    "Nice cozy spot, and the English breakfast is so refreshing."(2 Tips)
    Brian D.
    "Chill, good cocktails, has a bunch of couches, and allows dogs."(3 Tips)
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  • Sierra H.
    Sierra HaworthSeptember 30
    Two words: Pie Flight. Also their fried chicken sandwich is really good.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangSeptember 1
    Great selection and knowledgable bartender
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7
    Liked the drinks. Don't remember what they we're but I liked them.
  • Alyssa B.
    cozy but spacious. they named one of their cocktails the "basic bitch" which would've been cool like a year ago but a for effort.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinDecember 29, 2015
    A great, chill cocktail bar conducive to actual conversations. Try the Kentucky Mule, it's delicious.
  • colazionearoma
    colazionearomaDecember 11, 2015
    loo means bathroom. you are welcome.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxNovember 8, 2015
    Order the Maltese Falcon (it's not on the menu)
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacMarch 22, 2015
    Cute decor, very cozy
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerMarch 13, 2015
    Painkiller is great and bar tenders are really nice. Cozy little after work spot. Cash only.
  • James B.
    James B.January 16, 2015
    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!
  • Jenny Q.
    Jenny QDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice cozy spot, and the English breakfast is so refreshing. I hate the new sign though, doesn't adequately represent the ambiance
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasariegoNovember 16, 2014
    Good drinks
  • Alex S.
    Alex SternNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Super relaxed. Never too busy.
  • Erin M. M.
    Erin M. MerchantOctober 18, 2014
    Fun ambiance. Cash only!
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonSeptember 1, 2014
    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.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DreamsJuly 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Christine B.
    Christine BrownJune 7, 2014
    Cash only, but they mix a solid gimlet.
  • David H.
    David HuMay 25, 2014
    Great cozy cocktail bar with a decent beer selection on tap too. Went earlyish on a Friday night, never got super crowded.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgMay 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Kentucky Mule. Simple and tasty.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaMay 24, 2014
    Delicious Kentucky mules
  • Brian D.
    Brian DorfmanMay 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chill, good cocktails, has a bunch of couches, and allows dogs. What more could you want?
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenMay 24, 2014
    The Smoky Paloma is a simple, refreshing, and tasty mescal cocktail.
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenMay 24, 2014
    Super chill, solid drinks, great bartender, has TVs.
  • Paul P.
    Paul ProssedaApril 10, 2014
    #triviaRULES #theresidenceRULES
  • Paul P.
    Paul ProssedaApril 10, 2014
    #moreTanquery #please #prettyplease
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle SApril 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great, unpretentious place to grab some cocktails. Particularly focused on Moscow Mules and whiskey.
  • Sir Francisco A.
    Sir Francisco AlcazarMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There's food and it's good!: Bar Bites by Antidote served only Wed and Sat 6-9pm. F'n delicious!
  • Victor B.
    Victor BDecember 28, 2013
    Orpheus in the underworld !
  • Doug A.
    Doug AHSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent recycling!
  • David T.
    David TravelsJuly 22, 2013
    Huge fail!
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RadoJuly 8, 2013
    Christina the bartender is awesome!
  • J E.
    J EckertJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Kentucky Mule! It's basically a Dark and Stormy but with whiskey, which makes it superior!
  • Gael
    GaelJune 7, 2013
    The owner is an ASSHOLE. But a good one at that. I miss Amber.
  • Paul S.
    Paul StamatiouFebruary 21, 2013
    Don't order a White Russian.
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Katie M.
    Katie McFaterNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a cocktail, and you can bring your dog!
  • Violet B.
    Violet BlueAugust 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My living room.
  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DAugust 4, 2012
    No straws? Wtf?
  • Joel C.
    Joel CorpusMay 19, 2012
    Get the Moscow Mule...can't beat the simplicity of Vodka, Ginger Beer and Lime Juice.
  • Stephani C.
    Stephani ChapmanDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    cozy and low-key, but still a kick in the head. some of the best bartenders in the city are found here. :)
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WeissNovember 11, 2011
    Moscow mule --most delightful cocktail around
  • John K.
    John KennyOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Loud! Really!
  • Taylor R.
    Taylor R.October 1, 2011
    Phil is the coolest person alive!
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicSeptember 28, 2011
    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
  • Kameron K.
    Kameron KSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Cash only, the bartenders are awesome! Try the English breakfast!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorJuly 26, 2011
    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
    Upvoted Nov 1
  • Borden O.
    Borden OrnelazJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    the manhattan here is better than churchill by far.
  • Borden O.
    Borden OrnelazJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    the best bar in the area. never too crowded, bar tenders are always up for a chat and the cocktails are delicious.
  • beki m.
    beki mcelvainMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Janine is bartender of the year! Try her Manhattan and thank me later. 
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RandolphJanuary 8, 2011
    Reminds me of NYC!!! I love this bar, still has the spirit of amber yet now more refined.
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