Tradition

Tradition

Cocktail Bar
441 Jones St (at O'Farrell), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.9/10

Based on 313 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Kelan T.
    "Afternoon Tea Sour, best gin-based cocktail in SF."(4 Tips)
    Danny S.
    "Get the Surfer on Acid and expand your mind in the 'Loin."(3 Tips)
    Kenny H.
    "Try the Sazerac because it tastes good and gets you drunk."(6 Tips)
    Mario E.
    "Get an old fashioned :)"(3 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • tea sour
  • surfer on acid
  • bourbon
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • afternoon tea
  • intimate
  • cozy
  • good for a late night
  • boozy drinks
  • scotch
  • Green Chartreuse
  • great value
  • tours
  • gin
  • casual
  • staff
  • booths
  • good for special occasions
  • Amanda S.

    You can't go wrong with any cocktails in the Tiki section of this menu, but I love the surfer on acid

    Amanda Schneider · 1 week ago
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  • Carina A.

    Sazerac. Always sazerac.

    Carina Andersen · March 25
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  • Jordan F.

    Awesome cocktails and cool space. Great place to drink and chat with friends.

    Jordan Fine · March 13
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  • Antonis K.

    Great cocktails, nice atmosphere and am overall look from the 20s. Make sure you ask the barman for a suggestion.

    Antonis Kalipetis · February 7
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  • Ryan O.

    Try the Ardbeg rinsed Zacapa

    Ryan Ota · December 6, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    Have a choose-your-own-adventure cocktail outing with your office mates at Tradition, a fantastic bar featuring a cocktail menu divided into sections showcasing different cocktail traditions. Read more

    Tasting Table · December 4, 2014
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  • Ali A.

    1920's themed bar with a dark speak easy atmosphere. Solid cocktails - a recommend stop on a tenderloin bar tour.

    Ali Anderson · November 30, 2014
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  • Nadège B.

    Best drinks in the city!

    Nadège Bréant · October 22, 2014
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  • Marc S.

    Great cocktails, well mixed.

    Marc S · October 15, 2014
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  • Marc S.

    Excellent cocktails, properly mixed.

    Marc S · October 15, 2014
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  • Justin D.

    The bartenders are friendly and knowledgable, but are they required to wear hipster suspenders?

    Justin Dela Cruz · October 3, 2014
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  • Elllen B.

    Real cocktails

    Elllen B · October 2, 2014
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  • Nathan S.

    Great cocktails

    Nathan Sampimon · September 15, 2014
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  • David K.

    Very clever and versatile menu. The tables you get with a reservation are secluded. Try it.

    David Klein · August 7, 2014
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  • Ash P.

    Great spot to wait for your B+B reservation.

    Ash Ponders · August 7, 2014
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  • Sabina B.

    Same owner as Bourbon & Branch so you know the cocktails are good. The vibe and bartenders here are slightly better though

    Sabina B. · August 6, 2014
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  • Chris G.

    Don't be fooled by the fact their house old fashioned is made with wild turkey. It's not the wild turkey of your youth. It's barrel aged and amazingly tasty.

    Chris Golden · August 2, 2014
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  • Joe B.

    Get the punch bowl. Do it. Don't ask questions.

    Joe Biscaha · July 12, 2014
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  • Scott W.

    surfer on acid

    Scott Wilson · July 6, 2014
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  • Kevin B.

    Old Bird is a surprisingly sweet bourbon based drink.

    Kevin Burg · July 4, 2014
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  • Gusto L.

    I dug this spot. The bartenders looked like they were part of The Lumineers (fashion style) and were very helpful. I also love the decor and intimate little booths.

    Gusto Lopez · March 23, 2014
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  • Auburn S.

    Lean back in the banker's chairs like a boss.

    Auburn Santo · January 16, 2014
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  • Jordan K.

    Bomb ass playlist.

    Jordan Kong · January 11, 2014
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  • Aaron B.

    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.

    Aaron Bobo · January 4, 2014
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  • Angela K.

    Tucked away in the TL but they make some 💣 ass drinks

    Angela Kam · December 21, 2013
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  • Leif

    Pretentious.

    Leif · December 19, 2013
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  • Zack S.

    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.

    Zack Sheppard · December 8, 2013
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  • Alyssa B.

    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).

    Alyssa Boisson · December 3, 2013
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  • Eric W.

    Excellent spot. Go here. Bartenders can make real drinks-- anything you like.

    Eric Willis · November 23, 2013
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  • OttO G.

    Get a gin drink! they also have a house made Pimms

    OttO Giuseppe · November 20, 2013
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  • Heather T.

    Make reservations to drink in one of their themed booths.

    Heather Terrell · November 18, 2013
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  • Ben L.

    Get a booth

    Ben Langholz · November 13, 2013
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  • Matt S.

    Caroline is amazing.

    Matt Shofnos · November 10, 2013
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  • Jorgio C.

    Waitress here has a serious attitude problem. Be ready if you dare to do things like get your own water.

    Jorgio Castro · October 19, 2013
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  • Kelan T.

    Afternoon Tea Sour, best gin-based cocktail in SF.

    Kelan Thomas · October 5, 2013
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  • Connor H.

    Great cocktails, cool atmosphere, shitty neighborhood.

    Connor Hayes · September 24, 2013
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  • Nadine

    Great drinks, love the Southside.

    Nadine · September 21, 2013
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  • Nick

    Awful inattentive service. List is fussy and confusing for no good reason. Drinks not enough to cancel out the awful experience.

    Nick · September 14, 2013
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  • BarChick

    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

    BarChick · August 22, 2013
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  • Sean H.

    Great drinks, great servers, awful music.

    Sean H · July 7, 2013
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  • Brian H.

    There are two toilets. A pub in Ireland this size could not function with only two toilets. Conclusion: Americans don't drink very much.

    Brian Henry · June 23, 2013
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  • Travis L.

    No hats? Get over yourself, Tradition...

    Travis Libby · June 2, 2013
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  • Christine A.

    12 mile is the way to go! Bourbon ftw.

    Christine Agoni · June 2, 2013
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  • meganificent

    Order off-menu. Get a Goldrush. You won't be sorry, and you'll become everyone's hero for suggesting it.

    meganificent · May 4, 2013
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  • Eater

    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.

    Eater · April 16, 2013
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  • Stephany

    Get a 12 Mile if you like Bourbon. So good.

    Stephany · March 1, 2013
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  • Asinine D.

    Count your change

    Asinine Duplicity · February 21, 2013
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  • Alexander K.

    They do their own finishes on some scotch they buy, and its delicious. Auchentoshan finished in Sauterne was definitely very interesting.

    Alexander Khadiwala · January 30, 2013
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  • Tommy L.

    Try Mr Lew's Sazerac. Dayum.

    Tommy Leep · January 24, 2013
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  • Rob D.

    Great drinks and atmosphere!

    Rob D · January 23, 2013
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