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246 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108
246 Kearny StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94108
(415) 398-2827rickhousebar.com
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Sunday ClosedMonday 5PM–2AMTuesday 3PM–2AMWednesday 3PM–2AMThursday 3PM–2AMFriday 3PM–2AMSaturday 6PM–2AM
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."
"I recommend the best cocktail, La Bonne Vie with a basil leaf."
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Colm Lougheed
3 months ago
Decent gin collection, good live music, bar tenders seemed very busy but able to manage. They were kind enough to answer a few questions, give advise and let me view some bottles before choosing (I can be a picky customer, but try not annoy if possible). The bathroom downstairs was a little dirty but that was the customers faults and I'm full sure it didn't stay that way for long as the the rest of the bar was immaculately clean.
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Cyrus Nazarian
4 weeks ago
John is my favorite bartender. And he's so handsome and rugged. Oh and the drinks are pretty tasty too!
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Molly Shelestak
2 months ago
Popular place for happy hour. If you can manage to get a spot to sit and camp out then you won't be disappointed. Great whiskey and tequila drinks. The service isn't always fast but you get quality for your wait.
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Sandy Tang
6 months ago
This has become my go to spot when I'm barhopping downtown, mostly because of its extensive alcohol selection. Plus, they know how to make a mean Manhattan. And man, do I like Manhattans! It's usually crowded and it's on the pricier side but it hasn't failed on delivering a good, strong cocktail. And as a note, the balcony area tends to get really hot/stuffy. I usually stray away and hang out by the bar. My most memorable experience was last Friday when I gathered coworkers and friends for a drink at Rickhouse as an early celebration of my birthday. We told the bartender to make me a "birthday drink" and that I like Manhattans. At first, the bartender was like, "what? A birthday drink? What's that??" After a few minutes, he came back with what looks like a Manhattan, puts an orange peel on top, places two matches on the peel, lights it up and starts singing happy birthday. The entire bar joins in; it was great! AND, he said the drink's on him. How wonderful! THAT was pretty awesome. Stay awesome, Rickhouse.
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justine higueras
4 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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Michael Lewis
3 weeks ago
Solid cocktail bar. Rickhouse has a large selection of spirits and can make great drinks to order. Try asking for their house old fashioned and you won't be disappointed.
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Tomer Emmar
a month ago
Nautical-themed bar that's great for grabbing drinks after work. They have a binder with an extensive list of specially cocktails.
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John Gelb
5 months ago
You know--it's one of those hip and trendy cocktail bars where yuppies like to go after work and feel transported to a different era or something. Seriously, I'm not hating on it. I enjoy that type of bar experience, but I wish they would increase the background photons by 20-30%. It's extremely difficult to see the people you're talking to (and tough to find your peoples to begin with, assuming you didn't walk in together). Something to consider if you're there on a first date...
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