More of a cocktail place, but they still have good beers.
Want great cocktails without a scene? Find it here.
Special cocktails that you won't find anywhere else in the city!
I dig it! Small space and great/cheap happy hour specials. Try their daily cocktail. It gets loud/busy after 7:30pm though.
Great cocktails, particularly the devil may care
Their house wines are actually very good.
Great cocktails! Favorite: Manhattan.
Love this place! Cocktails are on the sour side. Very knowledgeable owners on whiskeys. Love he ambiance and books theme!
Great cocktails. Bartenders knowledgable about gluten free options
Fab happy hour; $5 old fashioned or $3 draught beer. Yes please. Cozy little bar with quirky selection of books and friendly staff
Good drinks and an intimate atmosphere. No TVs. I could keep going.
A cozy place to chat and have some amazing cocktails in the evening.
Cute, cozy, and quiet.
Really small place but if you can find a spot they have great cocktails
Pickles and cocktails
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).
Cozy, comfortable vibe. Will be back to try the interesting sounding mixed drinks.
This tiny Hayes Valley haven brings a feminine touch to the classic via its worshipped Chamomile Old Fashioned, where dry chamomile flowers are infused in Old Forester 86 Bourbon.
Daily fish was excellent.
Happy hour was a great deal. $5 old fashioned, $5 wine, and $3 beer.
Totally ok to sit here, drink and read a book (during the day at least)
Favorite cocktails in the city. Small intimate space that's good for catching up with a friend (or a book)
Great space and not too crowded. Excellent cocktails.
Dark knight is on the menu and pretty great. Let me know if you figure out how they make the cherry balsamic vermouth.
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.
Fantastic cocktails, but small plates, so be careful. The Corpus Christi packs a surprising citrus punch.
Has a quiet, neighborhood feel. Nothing extravagant on the cocktail menu, but go for some bar bites and a well-made cocktail.
Tasty cocktails in a cozy environment. The bar is tiny (with very limited seating), so avoid coming here on a weekend night.
Don't forget to shut the door on your way in and out.
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.
Chamomile infused old fashioned. Do it
They do brunch now. Or did they always? Either way, small menu, but the blue cheese & mushroom scramble was good. Super quaint place.
Chamomile old fashioned is heaven in a glass
Happy hour $5 manhattans!
Close the door behind you when you come in, or you'll get dirty looks.
Best cocktails in town! Quant, personable and the food is amazing. Order the Pickles!!!
good local if staying in Hayes
Sit at the bar and have a killer Old Fashioned!
Get the smitty!!
Meat dish was little too dry but Spanish wine was excellent!
Back 40 is delicious
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.
The yerba buena 75 is delicious
Chamomile old fashioned. Best thing in the house :)
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.
Andersen valley oatmeal stout! :)