The Tradition is complete with its own proprietary bottled, aged spirits, and a lengthy drinks bible divided into various genres of drinking: tiki, Irish pub, speakeasy, dive bar, etc.
Get the Afternoon Tea Sour. Best gin cocktail I've had, period.
The Sazerac is world class, but if you're a real spirits fan you've got to try the Bulliet Rye and Green Chartreuse barrel-aged spirit. It's simply awesome.
Caroline is amazing.
Afternoon Tea Sour, best gin-based cocktail in SF.
Get a 12 Mile if you like Bourbon. So good.
Try the Sazerac because it tastes good and gets you drunk.
Get a drink like Mom used to make.
The French 75 is a great drink!
Get a gin drink! they also have a house made Pimms
No hats? Get over yourself, Tradition...
This place is great for waiting outside in a line! Love it!
Industry Special is your best bet. A blue collar brew (pbr, high life, or schlitz...yes, I said schlitz) + a featured shot. Ideally it's the Wild Turkey 101. Recognize.
Afternoon Tea Sour. Delicious. Do it.
R.I.P. 441 Club
If you like bourbon, get the 12 mile. My friend describes it as "summer in your mouth" - tasty.
Get a Sazerac.
Lean back in the banker's chairs like a boss.
Bomb ass playlist.
Afternoon Tea Sour was amazingly well made. Refreshing and strong. Really like the mood of this place as it's upscale and relaxed yet not swanky so it fits everyone.
Tucked away in the TL but they make some 💣 ass drinks
People with reservations get a different menu than those who pull up a seat at the bar... So plan ahead (the extended menu is awesome).
Excellent spot. Go here. Bartenders can make real drinks-- anything you like.
Make reservations to drink in one of their themed booths.
Get a booth
Waitress here has a serious attitude problem. Be ready if you dare to do things like get your own water.
Great cocktails, cool atmosphere, shitty neighborhood.
Great drinks, love the Southside.
Awful inattentive service. List is fussy and confusing for no good reason. Drinks not enough to cancel out the awful experience.
Waltz in and find a seat along the bar or in the small mezzanine (good people watching) and order from a frequently changing menu http://barchick.com/find-a-bar/san-francisco/tradition
Great drinks, great servers, awful music.
There are two toilets. A pub in Ireland this size could not function with only two toilets. Conclusion: Americans don't drink very much.
12 mile is the way to go! Bourbon ftw.
Order off-menu. Get a Goldrush. You won't be sorry, and you'll become everyone's hero for suggesting it.
Count your change
They do their own finishes on some scotch they buy, and its delicious. Auchentoshan finished in Sauterne was definitely very interesting.
Try Mr Lew's Sazerac. Dayum.
Great drinks and atmosphere!
Make a reservation for a "snug"/booth!
You may want to call ahead to reserve a booth for more than two people. Enjoy!
Best French 75s I've ever had! They also have the most perfect ice cubes! Huge fan!
Get an old fashioned :)
The South side is pretty good, nice texture and fresh. Fresh mint as final touch...
The bartenders & servers really know their drinks and gives great recommendations!
barrel-aged old fashioned. do it
Get the Surfer on Acid and expand your mind in the 'Loin.