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Bourbon and Branch

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501 Jones St, Look for the unmarked "anti saloon league" door., San Francisco, CA 94102-2007
+1 415-346-1735
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18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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241 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Hey, if you don't think it's a kick to get a reservation for cocktails, say the secret password to enter, and watch waitresses scurry through secret doors disguised as bookcases, you can go to a regular bar. Am I right? This place was so fun, and the cocktails were delicious. Yes, they're a bit pricey, but you won't be staying... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

I had heard of Bourbon and Branch over the years of visiting San Fran but had never been, this past trip was my chance. I made a reservation for a quiet Sunday evening at 7.30pm in their Tenderloin location. We knocked at the inconspicuous door, which you may walk past about 10 times if you are not sure exactly where... More 

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Thank LifeFoodWine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

1 star is too generous for this overrated establishment. It was Mother's day and my family decided it would be an experience to visit this speakeasy. When our drinks did not come as ordered, we sent them back and requested they be replaced. No service came to the table. The place was empty save for a few tables. After waiting... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

We visited their library bar with some friends and had a great time. The drinks are amazing - they really set the standard of what a proper cocktail should be. Would love to go back - this time we'll make reservations on the "password" side.

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1 Thank KTandLee
Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Make sure to make reservations, loved uniqueness of the bar and the history. Give your eyes a couple of moments to adjust prior to walking around inside!

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1 Thank AKo75
Kent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

I liked the library bar, as something different it was fun watching the effort going into the drinks being made.

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Thank Shell m
Manchester
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199 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

This is the best cocktail bar I've ever been to. The theme and the atmosphere was brilliant. The drinks list is huge and every cocktail I had was delicious. It was such a refreshingly different place and we had a perfect night.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

Great range of cocktails and great decor. The only downside is that the service could have been more attentive as the place was not full/busy.

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Thank Em M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

A very unfortunate situation happened on Saturday night. We brought our friends from Napa to the city for their 1st evening away from their newborn for an adults weekend get away. I had hyped up Bourbon and Branch to them and was ready to give them their 1st experience there. We arrived in the city and checked into our hotel.... More 

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Glasgow
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

A novelty in a city that has it all to offer. Nice idea and really well decorated. Very mysterious and something different. Small choice of cocktails but huge choice of whiskey, bourbon etc. More of a whiskey place than anything but absolutely worth a visit. Must book in advance if you want into the private area which is well worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Jones St, Look for the unmarked "anti saloon league" door., San Francisco, CA 94102-2007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-346-1735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?