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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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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and her husband all visited on a Saturday night in January. It's not too hard to find as some might lead you to believe. Just look for the "anti-saloon league" sign on the corner. The imposing bouncer by the unmarked door will tell you you're in the right place. One of servers comes to the door, takes... More 

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Thank Keven O
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I booked well in advance to visit Bourbon & Branch on New Year's Eve as part of a week-long tour of restaurants up and down the California coast. We were excited to try what was advertised as a traditional speakeasy, and were intrigued by the number of rules they sent, which made the place seem exclusive and... More 

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Thank SLSigafoos
El Dorado Hills, California
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family member and I discovered this place after asking at another nearby drinking establishment. We had drinks in a room that is apparently sort of an "annex" to the main speakeasy that they call "The Library." We had no reservations, no passwords, etc., but must have hit it at the right time because we were admitted right away. Quiet,... More 

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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drink selection and staff are nice. Takes a little extra planning because you need to book ahead but well worth it!

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Thank Tiffine W
Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

i visited on a week night - pleasantly busy crowd - but perfect night to sit on a bar seat directly in front of the bartender (who happened to be the GM and an amazing craft mixologist). He not only made me two drinks which were a perfect fit for my picky palate. It was really an absolutely amazing experience... More 

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Thank goislands
Santa Cruz, California
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376 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had been told of this place and decided to give it a try. We did not have the highly encouraged reservations. We met the hostess prior to opening however and she encouraged us that she would take us back to the library. We returned later with some friends and got past the doorman with the password. The hostess greeted... More 

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Thank JeriLG
Edmonton, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We made our reservation at Wilson & Wilson (the secret bar at the back of Bourbon & Branch) and had a password specific to it. We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time. Side note: It's not at all hard to find this door. Just look for the long line of people and the doorman. Not exactly a... More 

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Thank Jyoti L
Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A speakeasy. Dark, romantic, intimate. Boozy creations that were fantastic. I would never have found this place without the assistance/direction from a local, but I hope that people are searching for experiences like this. I'm sure that anyone who enjoys a good drink and great moody music to enjoy the company of your company would love this place!

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Thank Colin J
Montgomery, Alabama
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Make your reservations for this sexy speakeasy and enjoy some fabulous and creative cocktails. The cocktail menu is massive, grouped by primary liquor type, and runs the flavor spectrum from sweet to spicy to smoky and beyond. The atmosphere is sexy and intimate, but reservations are required.

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I was in San Francisco for a meeting and stayed at the Westin St. Francis in Union Square. I had seen this previously when taxiing to the airport. There is an intriguing sign for the Anti Saloon League, which prompted an internet search and voila, Bourbon and Branch found! Others obviously know about this wonderful establishment as I am as... 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?