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Bourbon & Branch
Today 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
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501 Jones St San Francisco, CA 94102
501 Jones StUSCASan Francisco94102
$$$BarToday 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amSunday 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Bourbon and Branch is a glimpse back on the 1920's and the era of Prohibition when the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverage was outlawed.
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Reservations are required at this swanky, dimly lit unmarked bar known for handcrafted cocktails.- Google
People talk about prohibition, bartenders, tenderloin, whiskey and drink menu
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Yvette Ngo
reviewed a month ago
One can tell the drinks are of high quality at Bourbon and Branch. They definitely have that cool and quiet vibe going on. You need a secret word to get in and that's only acquired by having a reservation. Your time there is also limited to 90 minutes, where they then move you into the "library." They go through a secret passage to the next room. The whole idea is very cute and I had some awesome drinks, particularly the Gypsy. They claim to make most of their ingredients. Other than our snooty waitress, I liked the joint.
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Molly Reisman
reviewed a month ago
This clandestine spot is dark and charming and offers well-crafted cocktails. The bartenders are engaging and knowledgable, but the crowd can get pretentious. It's not cheap, but the prices are par for the course. People watching can be fun--expect to catch at least one couple making out in the corner. If you know what you like, let the bartender know and have a custom cocktail. Yum.
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Tye Chait
reviewed 4 months ago
As you probably know, this establishment is home to a former speakeasy from the prohibition era. Although you don’t get to go downstairs to the former bar with secret tunnel exits to multiple points on the surrounding blocks (in case of a police raid), you do get the nostalgic feeling that I’d imagine these bars had. You’ll need to make a reservation to get a password, and it might be a good idea to look up the location before you come by to avoid walking around in the Tenderloin. Once you’re in, enjoy the drinks and remember to “speak easy.” Also, hide your phones; they don’t like phones.
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Mary Wang
reviewed 4 months ago
Best enjoyed with a date or a group. Make a night out of it - dress up in the speakeasy theme but first make reservations. Otherwise get in with the password "books" for the library behind the hidden door. The cocktail and drinks list is a binder. So many options! No food served here unfortunately. Eat beforehand if you are a lightweight. When trying to find the entrance, go to the door at the corner under the sign that reads "Anti-Saloon League". You won't find an obvious bar sign here!
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Hayley Yerkes
reviewed 4 months ago
Bourbon & Branch is wonderful. Step into the 20's by knocking on the front door and speaking to the hostess through a small window (after making a reservation, of course). Dark wood and interesting textiles adorn the inside of this bar, bringing you back decades in time. With an extensive cocktail list, you might spend all night just deciding what to order. Not being a bourbon or whiskey fan, I ordered a rum drink that had 'Daisy' in the name - it was delicious and well worth the price. Ask the waitresses about the history of the place and they'll tell you about the tunnels underneath the bar. Before leaving, head through the library wall to check out the part of the bar that you don't need reservations for.
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Adam Ruskin
reviewed in the last week
30-45 mins. for a drink, and the drinks are just ok. Overrated.