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Bourbon and Branch

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501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
4153461735
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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San Francisco, California
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204 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bourbon & Branch is a well known but exclusive speakeasy bar in San Francisco. It often takes weeks to get a reservation but it is well worth it. The bartenders and servers are very knowledgeable about the drinks and the menu has a wide selection.

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Thank theprincessandqueen
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this place online while planning my husband's birthday trip. He loves different cocktails and a speakeasy sounded like such a cool and unique date while there. I'm so glad we did it! You have to make reservations, but they email you a password to get in. They have rules online, but they weren't hounding people. It's dark inside,... More 

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Thank RachaelRS530
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool spot to check out if you're into the speak-easy vibe and swanky, well made cocktails. This place has zero signage out front, just a door and a doorbell. You will need to make a reservation (we did so easily on Yelp about 45 min before arriving on a Thursday evening). They will confirm your reservation via email and give... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pretentiousness of this place shows that the speakeasy trend has run out of steam ... sort of like a 40 minute prog rock ballad. Came here on a recommendation from several industry friends, only to be greeted with tremendous attitude. Asked to sit in a corner despite bar being empty. Unenthusiastic server went through routine spiel about menu then... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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269 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bourbon and Branch Speakeasy was a great bar to visit - old time prohibition feel to the place and the "secret" bars are fantastic. The drinks were very special - old time drinks updated with special ingredients and only fresh juices used.

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Douglas, Georgia, USA
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a unique place all around, from the fact there is no sign out front, that you have a password to get in, to a menu that has hundred of drinks for you to choose from. Dimly lit, romantic spot. Highly recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking forward to this but let down by the doorman attitude. We were given a password for entry he informed us to go round the corner 2nd door left. Next doorman was very pleasant let us enter a dimly lit although great decor bar area.This seemed pleasant until our 1st doorman appeared through one of the locked doors apparently from... More 

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Minden, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At our first day in SF we spent our evening at Bourbon and Branch. In fact, I don't need to say that much other than its just a great experience. This bar is so beautiful, its drinks so tasty and its staff so lovely. I don't want to spoil, so just go there. Thank you for this experience.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Book in advance as it gets booked up! You need a password to enter which they email you on booking! You also get a list of rules to follow! Staff are awesome! Drinks list is endless, ambience and decor are amazing! Cocktails are a must range from about $12 upwards! So worth it!

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Thank danbybird
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This "speakeasy" was a blast! There's a password and a doorman and the interior is dim and old worldy. Cocktails are great and staff knowledgable. Loved the decor. Be sure to book!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 4153461735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?