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Today 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
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246 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108
246 Kearny StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94108
$Wine Bar, Restaurant
Wine Bar
Cocktail Bar
Wine Store
Today 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm – 2:00 amTuesday 3:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 3:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 3:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 3:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 2:00 amSunday Closed
The objective at Rickhouse is to provide you, our guest, with a superior beverage experience. Whether you are interested in artisanal cocktails, fine spirits, local beers or boutique California wines.
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An after-work crowd packs this hip space highlighted by a huge menu of whiskeys & inventive drinks.- Google
"Great attentive bartenders, and excellent drinks in a fun atmosphere."
"Lots of good liquors in general -- not just a whiskey house."
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justine higueras
5 months ago
perhaps this experience has completely soiled my opinion of rickhouse but in general, this place is just OK. the drinks are what you would expect for the price you are paying and the location is very convenient for after work drinks. on my last visit, i asked the bartender to make me one of their house drinks but without any additional sweetener, like many of us do, to lower our sugar intake where we can and in my particular instance, this being a health related request. a request to which he retorted "no, we do not take liberties with our signature cocktails and besides, it won't taste good." oh apologies mr. bartender, i didn't realize your taste buds were omniscient. unfortunately because i was meeting friends there, i did not leave and persisted with my order. repeatedly he advised me on my palate, insisting that the drink would taste really bad if i eliminated the little bit of sweetener he insisted upon adding. i couldn't even believe my ears - if you think your drink will taste horrible without sweetener, is it because your ingredients suck? very confusing. and after an uncomfortable exchange, guess what, he made me my gin + grapefruit + lime without additional sweeter and it tasted just fine!! advice : be nice and mix the drink you are getting paid to mix.
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Amanda Castillo
9 months ago
This is one of my favorite bars in the city! The ambiance is dark but inviting- I love the large wooden door and the wall of spirits (complete with a floor to ceiling ladder the bartenders use). The hand crafted cocktails are exceptional and there's always a fun crowd here.
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Tyler Harding
9 months ago
This place was waaaay too packed when we ventured out on a Saturday night. That caused a far less than enjoyable experience. The crowd wasn't too bad, but it took 10 minutes just to get to the bar and what seemed like at least another 10 to get our drinks. Despite what seemed like a cool place, I don't think I'll be heading back anytime soon.
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Deanna S
10 months ago
Loved the vibe of this place. It's got great space, and a wall lined with liquor, but obviously, you dont come here to enjoy the architecture. No, you come for the drinks. I got La Bonne Vie with gin, not vodka. It was definitely a right choice. The citrus and mint complimented the gin very well. I shared it with a friend who enjoyed it so much that she decided gin would be her choice of alcohol from now on. I'd say it's worth all the rave this place receives!
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Denise Dang
5 months ago
This place gets really busy after work hours, but their cocktail menu is spectacular. They have a wide selection of whiskeys as well as punch bowl options for a group of people. Seating is tough inside, but the ambiance is still really nice!
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Julie Barnard
7 months ago
OK I like the Rickhouse... I mean its not the cheapest place to drink in San Francisco, but its got a decent vibe and it straddles casual and chic perfectly. I only wanted to write this review so I could tell you to try the Kentucky Buck cocktail. Signature drink (I think) at the Rickhouse, I managed to get a friend that doesnt drink to drink one they're so tasty and smooth. Anyhoo, I'll definitely be back to consume a few more of these.
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Richard Caycedo
3 months ago
Great bar; however they don't stock top shelf liquor..the bar tender gave me a long explanation as to why they don't have grey goose. I went to the bar next door and for the same price I paid for a cheap vodka drink, I was served a grey goose drink. ;)
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Mike McElroy
4 months ago
Lots of good liquors in general -- not just a whiskey house. But yeah, they have a *lot* of good whiskey. Would go back.