San Francisco boasts a profusion of world-renowned watering holes including breweries, wine bars, and utterly unique speakeasies featuring music and comedy. We've listed some of our favorites to the left, but that hardly scratches the surface of all that's available.
You don't need to stay in the City, either. Come forty miles north to CrossCheck's territory and you can visit world class wineries in the Valley of the Moon. Or if you want something more famous (but less cool), you could drive 50 miles northeast to our friends in Napa Valley.
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Anchor is America's first and oldest craft brewery, with roots dating back to the California gold rush. Today, our beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in our traditional copper brewhouse. Our process combines the time-honored art of classical craft brewing with carefully applied, state-of-the-art modern methods.
1705 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94107 (2.0 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Daily 9am - 5pm
Phone: (415) 863-8350
Recently listed at #16 on the "World's 50 Best Bars", this unique Tiki/rum/pirate themed hot spot is a marquee destination for rum drinkers.
Smuggler's Cover offers a whole new approach to rum by featuring a vast array of historic concoctions, traditional Caribbean drinks, classic libations of Prohibition-era Havana, and famous exotic cocktails from legendary Tiki bars-all under one roof. When asked "Why rum?," owner Martin Cate says "There just isn't a more fascinating spirit in the world ... Revolution, triumph, piracy, war, sailors, celebration, and unspeakable human tragedy are in every glass. No other spirit has the history or the versatility." To celebrate such a diverse spirit, Smuggler's Cove showcases over 200 rums from around the world, including our selection of rare and vintage rums in The Vault.
650 Gough St. (at McAllister)
San Francisco, CA 94102 (1.5 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Daily 5pm - 1:15am
Phone: (415) 869-1900
Trick Dog was honored as #33 on the world's best bars list and is "fast becoming one of San Francisco's landmarks."
The music is a big part of the picture here, with Motown, soul and mid-century American rock keeping toes tapping. But that’s not to say this bar only looks backwards to old times, old tunes and old trinkets. It has a contemporary high-energy mood, with dishes from executive head chef Michael Logan designed to work with the cocktails his food shares mouths with. The beer and wine menu has been thoroughly thought through and the cocktail menu changes twice a year, taking on a new concept each time.
3010 20th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 (2.2 miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Daily 3pm - 2am
Phone: (415) 471-2999
Nestled in one of San Francisco's most unique neighborhoods ("The Haight"), Toronado Pub serves up some "unfamiliar but inviting brews." The bar's noise level is also lower than other nearby bars, which allows you and your friends to enjoy quality craft beers without shouting! If that's not enough to convince you, it's been called the "beer bar mecca ... One that maintains old school classic dive bar roots, but serves up amazing brews for next to nothing."
547 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 (2.4 miles miles from NADA 2015)
Hours: Daily 11:30am - 2:00am
Phone: (415) 863-2276
Nihon, one of San Francisco’s must see venues, offers contemporary Japanese cuisine with a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya (Japanese version of tapas). The cuisine also offers a wide array of fresh sashimi and sushi rolls. If you are a whisky lover, Nihon also offers the largest single malt selection found on the west coast with over 500 selections all available through bottle purchase. All bottles purchased can be stored in a private locker on the premises for future visits. Nihon is renowned for amazing, house made creative whisky and champagne cocktails.
1779 Folsom St. (at 14th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103 (1.5 miles from NADA 2015)
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:30am
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Phone: (415) 552-4400
If you're looking for one of the best whiskey bars in the city with a speakeasy feel, 83 Proof does not disappoint. Come early, though, as it tends to get busy. That being said, the bartenders are friendly and are known for their speedy service. Plus, they have a casual happy hour that is great to experience. And as 83 Proof itself likes to say, "if you've got the time, we've got the everything."
83 First St. (Between Market & Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94105 (1.1 miles from NADA 2015)
Monday & Tuesday: 2pm - Midnight
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm - 2am
Friday: 12pm - 2am
Saturday: 8pm - 2am
Phone: (415) 296-8383
The Press Club is a "sophisticated hide away with a diverse selection of wineries ... It's is easy to find, the atmosphere is classy with a mature vibe, boasts a cheese platter to die for, and the service is superb - even when the house is packed." So if wine and cheese is more your speed, Press Club is a must.
20 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103 (.3 miles from NADA 2015)
Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 11pm
Friday - Sunday: 2pm - Close
Phone: (415) 744-5000
Located in the heart of San Francisco Dogpatch neighborhood, Triple Voodoo is a spacious modern industrial themed Brewery and Tap Room featuring 16 rotating taps and beers are brewed locally and served directly on-site. Food from neighboring restaurants can be ordered from the tap room and delivered straight to your table.
2245 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94107 (2.4 miles from NADA2015)
Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 10pm
Friday: 3pm - 12am
Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Phone: (415) 598-8811