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Bourbon and Branch

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501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Classy Place!

We visited their library bar with some friends and had a great time. The drinks are amazing - they really set the standard of what a proper cocktail should be. Would love to go back - this time we'll make reservations on the "password" side.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
KTandLee
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

1 star is too generous for this overrated establishment. It was Mother's day and my family decided it would be an experience to visit this speakeasy. When our drinks did not come as ordered, we sent them back and requested they be replaced. No service came to the table. The place was empty save for a few tables. After waiting... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited their library bar with some friends and had a great time. The drinks are amazing - they really set the standard of what a proper cocktail should be. Would love to go back - this time we'll make reservations on the "password" side.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Make sure to make reservations, loved uniqueness of the bar and the history. Give your eyes a couple of moments to adjust prior to walking around inside!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I liked the library bar, as something different it was fun watching the effort going into the drinks being made.

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Manchester
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53 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is the best cocktail bar I've ever been to. The theme and the atmosphere was brilliant. The drinks list is huge and every cocktail I had was delicious. It was such a refreshingly different place and we had a perfect night.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great range of cocktails and great decor. The only downside is that the service could have been more attentive as the place was not full/busy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A very unfortunate situation happened on Saturday night. We brought our friends from Napa to the city for their 1st evening away from their newborn for an adults weekend get away. I had hyped up Bourbon and Branch to them and was ready to give them their 1st experience there. We arrived in the city and checked into our hotel.... More 

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Glasgow
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32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A novelty in a city that has it all to offer. Nice idea and really well decorated. Very mysterious and something different. Small choice of cocktails but huge choice of whiskey, bourbon etc. More of a whiskey place than anything but absolutely worth a visit. Must book in advance if you want into the private area which is well worth... More 

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North Canton, Ohio, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a great experience! From the Saloon Free district sign...to the single wooden door...to the secret password and the beautiful decor once inside. The drinks were fabulous and the service just as wonderful!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I like to think I am quite knowledgeable about craft cocktails. This place did not disappoint. In fact, this bar ranks right up there as one of the best I have ever been to. I read about it initially on Trip Adviser while planning my trip to SF. So I knew to make a reservation and even to book the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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