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Bourbon and Branch

501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #14 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wilmington, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I didn't hear about this spot until last minute so we only got into the Library Room, but my wife and I still enjoyed it. I'm told the main bar has a lot larger menu and a little more formal setting. This is a unique place, and I respect what they are trying to do. However, I could see some... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Best place to have a drink in SF ! The choices of drinks on the menus in unbeatable ! The service amazing ! You just need to respect their rules ! You can't be loud , use the phone , and some other rules !!! But that's Bourbon and branch ! You feel exclusive and part of a community !... More

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Such an awesome place - speakeasy, dark with only tealight candles, secret rooms, awesome bartenders. No food, just drinks - reserve ahead for the password. No sign on the door - need to know where to find it. Kind of in a shady part of town, but worth it. One of the best drink experiences I have ever had!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

So the whole password thing is a little cheesy. However, it serves a great purpose to keep the general tourist out of the bar. This is a great environment for those who appreciate good alcohol served wisely. I had a couple of bourbon cocktails which were phenomenal ("The Heavy Artillery" was my favorite) Our waitress was well informed about the... More

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Took our daughter to SF for her birthday. She requested we have a special drink in a special place this year. My husband went to work searching for that on the internet and found Bourbon and Branch. This was just an awesome experience! After reading about what a speak easy was early in the evening, we told our daughter where... More

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West Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Made the reservation cool website and experience. Great place for drinks and conversation. Took clients after dinner. Huge drunk menu and server was fantastic great knowledge of drinks and history. Real throwback to what nightclubs and bars used to be like. Check it out

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East Midlands, UK
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fantastic little place and you have to go for a drink or two. Massive list of drinks but the waitress was great and advised what to go for. Watching the drinks be prepared is entertaining and adds to the experience. Make sure you book! This can be done online. Eat first too or you will be drunk very quickly! I... More

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california
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I can still remember the smell of the grapefruit on my drink, "secret place", need to make reservations, we did, got in and we waited for service, slow but once you order, and get your drinks going OMG!! some of the best cocktails I ever had! (trust me, I like drinks). No photography or cell phones allowed. A bit expensive... More

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

In reading the more negative reviews, I think there might be a misunderstanding about this speakeasy set up. You have to know which room you want. Bourbon and Branch is a reservation only regular-size bar with a phone-book size menu of cocktails. The Library is a standing-room only, no reservation required, bar. It's Wilson and Wilson that is the treat--also... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I was looking foward to this so much and booked well in advance! Sadly when inside you are handed a menu of hundreds of drinks, its like a who's who of alcohol! Very well researched and contained the best whiskies and Beers from around the world. We went for the cocktails but when we asked for hints or tips on... More

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