The 15 Best Bars in San Francisco

As this holiday season is right around the corner, going to bars to enjoy sounds good.
But right now, since SF is putting forth a valiant effort to keep everyone's safe, most bars aren't open.

But still, if you're looking for a place to hang out and enjoy for a while, here are the BEST BARS IN SF.

1. The Alembic

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1725 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 666-0822

One of the best bars in San Francisco for cocktails, The Alembic is hip due to the bar's colors, shrubs, and house-made new ingredients that were introduced in 2006.

You have a wide choice of classic and specials cocktails and mixed drinks in single-serving jars, four serving jars, and even 1-liter jars (enough for eight) that is readily served with to-go cups and ice, so you can be able to directly enjoy.

2. 15 Romolo

15 Romolo Best Bar in San Francisco
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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address:15 Romolo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 398-1359

Everyone loves 15 Romolo. Why? Although it's slightly hidden away, this is lands in our list of best bars in San Francisco due to their great batch cocktail drinks. One of their unique offerings is their "8 to 10" (the Pimm's Cup is consistently a victor), a great selection of wine and lager, and some splurge-worthy bottles of liquor.

3. Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours:12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 398 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 551-1590

The Absinthe Brasserie & Bar has been recognized as one of the best bars in San Francisco and as one of the most dynamic drinking spots and eating destinations in the area. Originally opened in 1998, the bar has kept up its place as the anchor of the Bay Area bar scene.

Obviously, that anchor is a little unique nowadays. They offer cocktail hour, picnic packs, and popular celebration-worthy signature cocktails that are enjoyable, whether you're there to celebrate as a party of one or with a large group of people.

4. ABV

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 3174 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 294-1871

The Mission has a huge list of great bars, but ever since it opened to the public, ABV has truly been one of the best. Thinking about the family of its owners (Beretta bartender + Dalva proprietor + Bourbon and Branch bartender), this isn't a big surprise, yet's maybe a touch of astounding that the food and mixed drinks currently are similarly on a par with them at that point, if not better.

Are you looking for something to bring home for later? There are likewise so many bottles available to be purchased, including some literally pricey Japanese whisky and Scotch. Affordable options are available as well.

5. Charmaine's

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 45 McAllister St 1100 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 786-3467

A stylish open-air bar that comes with skyline views, cocktails, heat lamps, and raised bar food is required in SF now like never before. Indeed, this rooftop patio bar, as well as the restaurant, has positive LA vibes, however, that is a little cost to pay for an evening, just as a genuine brunch, that nearly feels typical.

Top picks from the bar incorporate the Proper Cup, a frozen rum mixture with a Negroni glide called Let Me Touch Your Mind, a twist on a Pimm's Cup, and Fifi the Flea, a tequila situation that is definitely perfect during a sunny day.

6. The Interval At Long Now

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 2 Marina Blvd, Bldg A, Fort Mason Centre, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 496-9187

The words "hidden gem" get tossed around a ton, however, this bistro by day, a cocktail bar by evening time is really hidden, sticking out over the water deep down in the bounds of Fort Mason.

When you do discover it, you'll additionally discover one of the most well-curated and intriguing cocktail drink lists in the city. The whole menu isn't accessible at this moment, however, there are many cocktails drinks you can still order to get going from such a classic mojito to a gimlet with Navy-strength gin to an Oaxacan antiquated with Reposado tequila, mezcal, Ancho Reyes chile alcohol, agave, and chocolate bitter flavoring.

7. Pacific Cocktail Haven

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 580 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

PCH is the place where you go when you're in the mood of looking for an extraordinary cocktail drink with no extra frills. The drinks are the brainchild of partner and manager, Kevin Diedrich, who is known for making drinks that are easy to drink, even for a novice drinker, and comes with an affordable price.

This local favorite bar has just recently partnered with Filipino food pop- up Pinoy Heritage to serve their food together with the bar's drinks. You can enjoy it there, in one of the three areas with artificial grass floors, loads of greenery, and lattice walls (so you don't feel like you're perched on Sutter Street).

8. The Snug

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 2301 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 562-5092

For quite a while, Fillmore Street was in critical need of a marvelous bar with such exceptional cocktail drinks, quality brew, and delectable fare. It was this sort of great bar that was missing from the neighborhood.. Until The Snug came in and took its place as one of the best bars in San Francisco. The Snug was quite a success when it opened a couple of years back and has stayed popular to date.

It's particularly popular right now since it has a cute outside seating situation with booths and plastic parcels and is open for lunch and dinner five days per week. Dive into a wagyu double mush burger, a brisket sandwich or fiery seared chicken, while sipping the sort of cocktail drinks you'd hope to discover in Pac Heights.

9. Whitechapel SF

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 600 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 292-5800

Whitechapel's broad gin menu isn't completely accessible at present, and nor is the indoor experience, which is likened to drinking in the underground English subway tunnel, however, none of that issues since right now we'll take what you can get, and Whitechapel's worked superbly of giving everyone precisely what they need to get: an outside beer and cocktail drink garden called The Barbican with picnic tables, a gin-driven mixed drink menu with 10 beverages.

Available options as well are juice, wine, canned mixed drinks, and a British road food menu with fried fish and French fries, falafel, and barbecued cheddar and chutney.

10. Horsefeather

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 528 Divisidero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 817-1939

We ordinarily consider Horsefeather as one of those extraordinary area spots you hit up over and over if it's within strolling distance, however at present (and, alright, presumably forever), it's such a commendable destination bar and café on the grounds that it has the three most significant things for a cocktail drink bar to have at this moment: Fantastic open-air seating as a chamber with loads of greenery, just as a parklet, cocktail drinks for each whim, and a food menu with overpowering options like a chicken katsu sandwich, wild mushroom (hand-made) pappardelle, fried chicken, and many more.

11. The Page

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 298 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 255-6101

The Page is definitely an old school bar in SF and reminiscent of the classic bars that are frequently set up near college towns. Nonetheless, The Page is good ol' bar fun. There are tables close to works of art of old wooden ships, a pool table under a taxidermied creature head in the first-floor area, a shelf brimming with old magazines that nobody is truly reading, and most significantly, they offer super cheap drinks.

It's the sort of spot where everybody will discover something they love about it and although it might not be a fancy place, it has its own charm for a casual, laid-back bar.

12. Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 772-5278

The Tonga Room closely resembles a tiki park with a band playing on a jump in a converted swimming pool.
While this spot is 200% kitsch, it's still an extraordinary spot to begin a night out or head to after work to act like you're on a vacation get-away for a couple of hours. Most individuals here are plainly visiting for a gathering or on family trips. However, all you truly require to fit in is one of their Mai Tais or any of the other tropical beverages that are generally the size of a human head.

13. Greens Sports Bar

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 2239 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 775-4287

Greens is a ton like the avid sports supporter who might appear wearing face paint and a cheesehead to a wedding. Each surface accessible in this bar is either covered by screens or photos and cardboard patterns of old Giants players and golf players from the 1980s.

On the off chance that there's a kitchen here, it's presumably brimming with more banners and photos and can't make food. Jokes aside, they are very nice about allowing you to bring in food from any place. Nick's Crispy Tacos down the square is consistently a very good choice for you.

14. Louie's Gen-Gen Room

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 871 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 440-5446

Despite the fact that getting a good reservation at Liholiho Yacht Club requires setting various alarms and a touch of good karma, grabbing a couple of seats at Louie's Gen-Gen Room ground floor is typically pretty simple.

This spot is run by similar individuals as Liholiho, and keeping in mind that Liholiho feels like a mystery member's only club, Louie's feels like a type of mystery fort inside that club. It has its own rundown of generally tropical cocktail drinks worth looking at, and the food is really good down here as well, with things like waffles with bone marrow, beef tartare, and SPAM pigs in a blanket.

15. Cold Drinks Bar

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Price Range: $$$ | Hours: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone:(415) 788-8188

Despite the fact that Cold Drinks Bar is on top of always jam-packed place in Russian Hill, this spot actually feels like a secret. It's a little spot situated up semi-shrouded concrete stairs that seems as though it's a members' only club. The menu is a routinely changing blend of generally Scotch mixed drinks, and they're in every case great. Yet the principal reason why you should come here is to imagine that you're a member of a fictional secret society for the evening. Which is pretty cool in this crowded city.