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Two Sisters Bar & Books

Two Sisters Bar & Books

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
104 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • cozy
  • whiskey
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
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  • SFist
    SFistFebruary 27, 2015
    Here on Tuesday to Friday they do happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm, and the deal is $3 draft beers, and $5 cocktails, which means their delicious concoctions are half price. Get there early for a seat. Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonMay 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This cocktail bar is just so good for so many different reasons. Come to eat or drink — with friends or solo — for brunch, bar bites, or a full dinner. Read all about it on
  • Russell Allen E.
    Russell Allen EsmusAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The specialty cocktails are very tasty. You really can't go wrong, I like the whiskey and bourbon ones myself. The books make for nice decor, not sure if anyone actually reads them though.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 19, 2011
    Come here for a boozy reading experience. These sisters've got 4 beers on tap, wine by the glass, and excellent under-$10 housemade jerky (marinated in an apple cider/pineapple juice brine). Read more
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonJanuary 22
    Lovely little spot where you can usually get a seat and good service even when it looks crowded. Great cocktails, wine and snacks. I love a bar with good snack options.
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 26, 2011
    The roasted wild boar sausage with Yukon gold potatoes in garlic and rosemary oil is to die for, and the homemade beef jerky makes Slim Jim cry in shame. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    With an unfussy cocktail list and wines by the carafe, the cozy space feels as though it was dreamed up as the perfect spot to have a few drinks over simple plates of food that stuck in your teeth. Read more
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BoscoSeptember 8, 2013
    This place has the best drinks and the best staff. Kat makes the most amazing drinkings - I recommend her Yerba Buena 75 or ask for a Last Word. Amazing! Alex in the kitchen makes some great food.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMay 30, 2015
    Love this place! Cocktails are on the sour side. Very knowledgeable owners on whiskeys. Love he ambiance and books theme!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaOctober 31, 2014
    This tiny Hayes Valley haven brings a feminine touch to the classic 
via its worshipped Chamomile Old Fashioned, where dry chamomileflowers are infused in Old Forester 86 Bourbon.
  • takishido n.
    takishido nekoDecember 11, 2014
    There are not enough great things to say about this pace. I recently discovered they have a happy hour and occasionally teach classes on Mondays (usually closed Mondays).
  • J K.
    J KJanuary 17
    Sidle up to a stool, get yourself an artisan cocktail (they particularly know their way around whiskey and gin), borrow a book from their shelves, and watch the hours dissolve.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BrosnanAugust 10, 2014
    Fantastic cocktails, but small plates, so be careful. The Corpus Christi packs a surprising citrus punch.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    Two Sisters Bar & Books is a tiny & wonderful place. Why potentially flood this gem by posting a highlight? Because I want the owner's success to be out of the park. Read more
  • Kela D.
    Kela DriggsNovember 3, 2016
    Hapy Hour - Tue-Fri, 4-6pm; Sat-Sun 1-4pm $5 snacks $3 draft beers $5 house wine $5 cocktails A cozy spot has solid food and drinks.
  • Kate
    KateJuly 7, 2013
    The chicken leg entree is perfect. Pan fried and sits in in the dreamiest broth with capers and leeks that I just wanted to drink.
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMarch 25, 2015
    Fab happy hour; $5 old fashioned or $3 draught beer. Yes please. Cozy little bar with quirky selection of books and friendly staff
  • Alex P.
    Alex PandelMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the Dark Knight. It's not on the menu anymore, but it's crazy-delicious: gin, Aperol, Campari, and some housemade cherry-balsamic vermouth magic.
  • Janice L.
    Janice LiSeptember 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I dig it! Small space and great/cheap happy hour specials. Try their daily cocktail. It gets loud/busy after 7:30pm though.
  • Erin F.
    Erin FreyFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good cocktails (I had the old fashioned & manhattan). Cozy ambience. Amazing tea from Taylor Made Farms, especially the peppermint.
  • SFGate M.
    SFGate ManagerJuly 16, 2012
    Savory bar bites from the tiny kitchen pair nicely with bartender Michael Cecconi's elegant cocktails. Bonus: the monthly Books & Booze Club.
  • c0uP
    c0uPMarch 1, 2014
    They do brunch now. Or did they always? Either way, small menu, but the blue cheese & mushroom scramble was good. Super quaint place.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LAugust 22, 2014
    Favorite cocktails in the city. Small intimate space that's good for catching up with a friend (or a book)
  • megan
    meganAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their house wines are actually very good.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PolettoMay 26, 2014
    Tasty cocktails in a cozy environment. The bar is tiny (with very limited seating), so avoid coming here on a weekend night.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiApril 10, 2016
    Happy hour is only until 6pm, so get there early. Go for the chamomile old fashioned!
  • Erik W.
    Erik WeberMarch 3
    Cozy atmosphere, creative cocktails and a great happy hour, even on weekends!
  • John L.
    John LagoAugust 17, 2014
    Dark knight is on the menu and pretty great. Let me know if you figure out how they make the cherry balsamic vermouth.
  • David W.
    David WatkinsDecember 28, 2012
    Great atmosphere, great bartender, and great food! The potato chips and dip are delicious!
  • diana h.
    diana huangNovember 11, 2012
    New Yorkers, get the back 40 - delicious and brings you back to the east village!
  • Sudden D.
    Sudden DefMay 13, 2016
    I went through every single cocktail on their menu and can confirm they know what they are doing.
  • Becca G.
    Becca GrossmanJune 25, 2016
    The smoke and flowers is amazing! All the cocktails look delicious. Great atmosphere.
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniFebruary 12
    Pretty good beer list. Loved the charred beer and house chips and dip is must get
  • Lydia K.
    Lydia KNovember 30, 2014
    Cozy, comfortable vibe. Will be back to try the interesting sounding mixed drinks.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuNovember 11, 2012
    Def get the chips and creme Fraiche and any of the cocktails - amazing!!
  • Derek C.
    Derek CollinsSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great drinks and very friendly service! Give the Yerba Buena 75 a try.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuFebruary 22, 2015
    A cozy place to chat and have some amazing cocktails in the evening.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AdamsMay 18, 2013
    Great selection of gins. Try the Bummer & Lazarus. Distilled locally on Treasure Island.
  • Lea D.
    Lea Dessi-OliveJanuary 31, 2015
    Really small place but if you can find a spot they have great cocktails
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyAugust 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Has a quiet, neighborhood feel. Nothing extravagant on the cocktail menu, but go for some bar bites and a well-made cocktail.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SApril 8, 2012
    Good food, good cocktails and the proprietors are friendly. Love!
  • John L.
    John LagoAugust 17, 2014
    Great space and not too crowded. Excellent cocktails.
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouMay 5, 2012
    The Mac and cheese is very unique and their menu is also so wide range.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BeritzhoffApril 1, 2012
    Try any of their cocktails. The Springs Arrow is delicious.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MawOctober 11, 2012
    Accepting credit cards now! Awesome happy hour and great food
  • Lea D.
    Lea Dessi-OliveApril 8, 2015
    Great cocktails. Bartenders knowledgable about gluten free options
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 29, 2016
    Close with a flourish this spring break and enjoy a refreshing Pueblo Viejo Cocktail here at Two Sisters Bar & Books.
  • Tye C.
    Tye ChaitSeptember 20, 2014
    Happy hour was a great deal. $5 old fashioned, $5 wine, and $3 beer.
  • Jay M.
    Jay MinerJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a glass of wine and the amazing beef stew to combat a chilly SF winter's day.
  • Ji-Hye P.
    Ji-Hye ParkOctober 1, 2013
    Meat dish was little too dry but Spanish wine was excellent!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick StrangeFebruary 27, 2015
    Good drinks and an intimate atmosphere. No TVs. I could keep going.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WetzlerMarch 31, 2013
    Get the deviled eggs topped with fried capers!!!
  • Peter
    PeterMarch 30, 2013
    The chamomile infused whiskey cocktail is divine
  • Estefania H.
    Estefania HJuly 18, 2015
    Great cocktails! Favorite: Manhattan.
  • Simon T.
    Simon TJuly 9, 2012
    Perfect for a quiet Sunday brunch.
  • Ren R.
    Ren RossiniJanuary 15, 2012
    Always great but now even better. They have liquor!!
  • David R.
    David RuizOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mikha the owner is amazing! great bar! Come visit! Amazing!
  • David R.
    David RuizApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the bridge punch. Stoli. Blood orange. Solerno. Ginger. Boom!
  • Shinal
    ShinalMarch 12
    Skip the regular Old Fashioned and try their version with chamomile.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CosentinoNovember 24, 2013
    Sit at the bar and have a killer Old Fashioned!
  • Melon L.
    Melon LApril 14, 2016
    Happy hour till 7p offering wines for $5/glass
  • Stephen G.
    Stephen GarciaOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and chat up the bartender. Good people.
  • Katie Z.
    Katie ZecharSeptember 5, 2015
    Special cocktails that you won't find anywhere else in the city!
  • Emily P.
    Emily PinkertonJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The warm lentil salad with goat cheese is perfect.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgMay 21, 2014
    Don't forget to shut the door on your way in and out.
  • Alex W.
    Alex WrecksAugust 30, 2015
    Great cocktails, particularly the devil may care
  • Alison
    AlisonSeptember 6, 2014
    Totally ok to sit here, drink and read a book (during the day at least)
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AdamsMarch 30, 2016
    The chamomile old fashioned keeps me coming back.
  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany HoAugust 1, 2013
    Chamomile old fashioned. Best thing in the house :)
  • Amy B.
    Amy BSeptember 13, 2015
    Want great cocktails without a scene? Find it here.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 7, 2015
    If you are in Two Sisters Bar and Books, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RaoulApril 16, 2016
    I loved this place till they treated a new bartender poorly and then double charged me. NO THANKS.
  • Kavita K.
    Kavita KarodeFebruary 26, 2014
    Chamomile old fashioned is heaven in a glass
  • Diana G.
    Diana GalvisJune 1, 2013
    The tomato soup is delicious :3 I'll be back for more
  • Kyle S.
    Kyle SFebruary 1, 2015
    Cute, cozy, and quiet.
  • Kristy K.
    Kristy KorczDecember 3, 2011
    Happy hour from 1-4 on Saturday, $3 drafts!
  • SillyCamilly
    SillyCamillyOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is freaking cute! And the people here are nice.
  • Tessa K.
    Tessa KayserAugust 17, 2013
    The yerba buena 75 is delicious
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofNovember 8, 2015
    More of a cocktail place, but they still have good beers.
  • Sabina
    SabinaMarch 10, 2014
    Chamomile infused old fashioned. Do it
  • Shabeeb
    ShabeebDecember 3, 2013
    good local if staying in Hayes
  • Hayden P.
    Hayden ParrOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The beef tongue is excellent
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrackinJuly 20, 2016
    They do a great whiskey sour
  • squeasel
    squeaselJuly 14, 2012
    Bring in a book to leave for their free book exchange.
  • Travis
    TravisJanuary 5, 2015
  • Nick D.
    Nick DouglasDecember 27, 2013
    Close the door behind you when you come in, or you'll get dirty looks.
  • Anton L.
    Anton LopyrevNovember 13, 2011
    Try the chicken meats. Delish!!!
  • Theresa O.
    Theresa O'ConnorDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The duck cassoulet is a maze ing.
  • Margaret S.
    Margaret SJune 23, 2013
    Andersen valley oatmeal stout! :)
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ClarkeMay 18, 2013
    I daydream about the Dark Matter. It's that good.
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasFebruary 2, 2013
    The Back 40 is excellent
  • Linda G.
    Linda GorskiNovember 5, 2011
    Cash only so visit the ATM before you stop by.
  • Zach M.
    Zach MOctober 24, 2014
    Daily fish was excellent.
  • Olivier D.
    Olivier DesmoulinFebruary 29, 2012
    A perfect place if you're not hungry
  • Suzette D.
    Suzette D.January 9, 2014
    Happy hour $5 manhattans!
  • Clare
    ClareJanuary 12, 2015
    Pickles and cocktails
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine B.November 27, 2011
    Get the 1/2 liter of Pinot!
  • Allie R.
    Allie RussellJanuary 26, 2016
    Great cocktails
  • squeasel
    squeaselJuly 14, 2012
    "watermelon ruddy" is a surprisingly refreshing summery drink. Not at all too sweet.
  • max d.
    max dSeptember 6, 2012
    smoky old fashioned
  • Natalia
    NataliaDecember 15, 2014
    Otimo bar. Pequeno, aconchegante. Perfeito para ir com um(a) amigo(a) ou de casal.
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