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The 9 Best Bars In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

It's always happy hour with these great bars in San Francisco! We go for the drinks and stay for the vibe. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of bars in San Francisco. Drop-in on the pubs for tasty bar snacks, jugs of frozen wine slushy, and an all-round good time.

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ABV

Bar, $$, MissionBar, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

    Thrillist
  • Eater

    The 32 Essential Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

    Eater

True Laurel

Cocktail Bar, $$$, MissionCocktail Bar, $$$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    The Best Cocktail Bars For Special Occasions

    Infatuation
  • Eater

    The 32 Essential Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

    Eater

Trick Dog

Cocktail Bar, $$, MissionCocktail Bar, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

    Thrillist
  • Infatuation

    The Best Cocktail Bars For Special Occasions

    Infatuation

The Interval At Long Now

Cocktail Bar, $$, MarinaCocktail Bar, $$San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

    Thrillist
  • Eater

    The 32 Essential Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

    Eater

Waystone

Wine Bar, $$, DowntownWine Bar, $$San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

White Cap

Cocktail Bar, $$, Outer ParksideCocktail Bar, $$San Francisco, Outer Parkside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    The 32 Essential Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

    Eater

The Beehive

Bar, $$$, MissionBar, $$$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    The Best Cocktail Bars For Special Occasions

    Infatuation
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Westwood

Bar, $$, MarinaBar, $$San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    SF’s Hottest Cocktail Bars

    Eater

Barrio

Bar, $$, North BeachBar, $$San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Francisco. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Michelin Guide, Eater and Infatuation and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019), Eater - SF’s Hottest Cocktail Bars and Infatuation - The Bar Greatest Hits List: The 27 Best Bars In SF as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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