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Bourbon and Branch

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501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing speakeasy!

We went to Wilson and Silson (a subsection of Bourbon and Branch) after a recommendation of a friend and we loved it. We gave our password at the door (I was expecting that to be a bit more of an event) and were led through Bourbon and Branch through the back to Wilson and Wilson. We loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went to Wilson and Silson (a subsection of Bourbon and Branch) after a recommendation of a friend and we loved it. We gave our password at the door (I was expecting that to be a bit more of an event) and were led through Bourbon and Branch through the back to Wilson and Wilson. We loved the dark moody... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We made the reservation online and came to the door with our password. It was a really cool dark speakeasy that offered MANY whiskeys, scotch and bourbon which left my friends very satisfied. Luckily for us non whiskey drinkers, there were other craft cocktails to enjoy. I ordered the cucumber gimlet and the runway which were both Fantastic! If you... More 

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were able to get reservations at Wilson & Wilson. It was really no big deal. We arrived at the door on the side of the building gave them our password and were escorted pretty much in the dark through a small area and into the Wilson and Wilson. We opted for a flight of 3 for each of us... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Was able to get reservations to Wilson & Wilson on my visit to San Francisco. What a great experience! The ambiance is true to a speak-easy experience and the drinks are to die for. It was such a pleasure watching the bartenders making cocktails. If you don't mind sitting at the bar, the show is well worth it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I think my expectations might have been set too high on this one. We arrive at 6pm and had reservations. There are about 6 other groups waiting with us. We all knock on the door at different times and they apparently still aren't ready. Finally, about 10 minutes go by and they start checking us in and I notice we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First off I want to address the Tenderloin. We were visiting SF from Seattle. Sure the "bums" were a little more aggressive than in Seattle but we were never uncomfortable. We had made reservations to Wilson and Wilson a month in advance. It was not hard to find as a bouncer was hanging outside the entrance. The drinks we had... More 

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Zama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Visited Bourbon and Branch with my wife and some friends over the 4th of July weekend. Cocktails were excellent. Whiskey selection was great. Bartenders were extremely knowledgeable both of different brands of various liquors and how to best mix a craft cocktail. They even made a fantastic virgin lemonade drink for my pregnant wife. This quality comes at a price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Read about this in the guidebook, it's a speakeasy so, in the spirit of secretive drinking, you only fine out the location once you've booked and you need a password to get in - all very cloak and dagger! You book a timeslot and arrive at the deliberately nondescript door, knock and give your password. The bar serves cocktails and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very cool bar. Good service. Nice drinks. Nice atmospheare. The drinks are made with passion, not in a hurry. You migth wait a little for your drink, but it's worth the wait.😎

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Recommend anyone who visits San Francisco go here. You have to book a table on their website in advance to get a password. From the outside looks like a closed building, inside it is a perfectly decorated 1920's bar and they make the most amazing drinks. They also have the original speakeasy intact below the bar, which they let us... More 

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Additional Information about Bourbon and Branch

Address: 501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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