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Bourbon and Branch

Certificate of Excellence
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501 Jones St, Look for the unmarked "anti saloon league" door., San Francisco, CA 94102-2007
+1 415-346-1735
18:00 - 02:00
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretentious speakeasy slightly hard to find. Make sure you are paying attention or you will walk past. Great cocktails

Thank lchez55
El Dorado Hills, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We entered through a fake bookcase and the drinks were amazing. I would especially recommend the Moscow Mule and any other drink!

Thank Ross-Newkirk
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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213 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to get a hold of them via email and they give you a password to get in. Its dimly lit has really cool décor, its a mellow vibe. Everyone is chatting and enjoying their drinks, which they only have a few. Which really doesn't matter because they are all good. If you're that person that likes to be... More 

Thank eric F
Auburn, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are calling this "the bar for introverts". We made reservations and stopped by on our recent anniversary weekend celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and "speaking easy" in the dimly lit corner table we were given to enjoy our drinks. The drinks are priced well and there is a wonderful variety of "old-school" cocktails available. Our... More 

Thank Laurel M
Castro Valley, California
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167 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of hype drew us into this place. The whole "Speakeasy" idea is kind of cool; you are given a password by text or email and then show up at the reserved time. But the inside is nothing much to speak of -- very dark, gigantic drink menu that is difficult to read, and the service is only so-so.... More 

Thank pr7169
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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 

Thank Keven O
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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El Dorado Hills, California
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 

Thank Loves2Travel2gether
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Tiffine W
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
44 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
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?