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Bourbon and Branch

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501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
4153461735
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating

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  • 217
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
There's a secret bar called Wilson & Wilson inside Bourbon & Branch!

I went to Wilson & Wilson on a Thursday night with a friend. Apparently, it's hard to get in, so I had previously reserved a table. This bar is located inside of another bar; Bourbon & Branch. With the reservation, they give you a password you must say before being let into the bar. Ours was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Justin A
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Wilson & Wilson on a Thursday night with a friend. Apparently, it's hard to get in, so I had previously reserved a table. This bar is located inside of another bar; Bourbon & Branch. With the reservation, they give you a password you must say before being let into the bar. Ours was "ANGELUS." The hostess then... More 

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Thank Justin A
Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing speakeasy place! Loved the password entry. The hidden backroom library was quite the experience. The LIBATIONS(cucumber gimlet) were tasty! look forward to my next visit and share more experiences with friends. Will be telling all my friends about this place! Make reservations!!

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Thank Rachel R
Dunedin, New Zealand
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I went to Wilson and Wilson as the last stop on my birthday. What a place. We had the set menu of cocktails which were all absolutely brilliant, but what really made the night was the service by our bartender, whose name I forget. He was chatting away to us for most of the evening, shared a... More 

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Thank Joe W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife and I went to Wilson & Wilson - the bar inside Bourbon and Branch. It was fun knocking on the non-descript door and having a password to get in. The bar was great inside and the drinks were fantastic. Great service. A lot of fun to watch the bartenders work and make all of the drinks.

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Thank Craig H
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A wood door against a black, unassuming building where a secret password is required for entry. Once you walk in you are instantly transported back to prohibition. Rules for behavior are clear - no cell phones and speakeasy. The drink menu is fantastic and your host will walk you through the drink list. The booths and surrounding area are dark... More 

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Boston
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We traveled from the East Coast for Thanksgiving and thought this would be a fun end of Thanksgiving night. We contacted the establishment via email and made a reservation. They then responded and confirmed the reservation along with a code to enter. We arrived about 20 minutes beforehand and realized there was a line of about 10 people. We stood... More 

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Thank pattiboston
Salem, VA
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

While the Library is cool you really want to make a reservation and get a table. You can make a reservation ahead of time to get a passcode (usually just a day or two before, sometimes same day). The seating is pretty cool -- a little dark, but that just adds to the experience. The drinks are phenomenal - be... More 

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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Saw Bourbon and Branch on Esquire's Best Bars In America and had to visit while in San Francisco. Visiting a prohibition era speakeasy seemed like such a unique experience that we just had to try. Made our reservation for The Wilson and Wilson Detective Agency (a bar within Bourbon and Branch), received our password and began our adventure. Walking up... More 

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Thank Yukonpuppy
Sacramento, California
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We found this place on Yelp and were not disappointed. It's not well marked, but since we didn't have reservations at Bourbon and Branch, we were directed to a door around the corner and popped into the Library. what an amazing place for craft cocktails! My boyfriend had a sazerac and I had a vieux carre. We were impressed by... More 

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Thank Kitty L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We wandered over looking for a drink after dinner, but didn't have a reservation or the passcode. Space in the main room is sit-down only and you have to reserve in advance and ring the bell to give the passcode. However, as the unassuming front door opened to let people out, the host pointed us to the "library" in 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
  • Phone Number: 4153461735

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

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