San Francisco, CA 94108
- Mon-Fri 12pm-2am, Sat 6pm-2am
- Private Party
SF Weekly's Description
With its tall, swinging front porch doors, and an upstairs balcony that resembles an urban hayloft, the Rickhouse is downtown San Francisco's version of southern comfort. There are roughly 200 different kinds of whiskey available, but the bar's gin and vodka concoctions are just as inviting. Bartenders sporting paperboy hats and string suspenders mix 'em all up with fresh organic juices, bottled soda and berry and fruit infusions. The drink of choice is the Kentucky Buck (bourbon infused with strawberries, lemon, ginger beer and bitters); the novelty treat is the punch bowl, presented in vintage white-frosted glass. Waiting for a drink? Press your way to the second bar in the back.
Tips from foursquare
A place with a modern take on classic libations, and a clientele that's a raucous mix of office workers letting loose and mixology aficionados. Try the Sazerac with locally distilled Old Potrero Rye.
Order a Laphroaig Project and wonder at its smokey, citrusy strangeness. Delicious.
If you and your friends want a serious buzz, go straight to the punch bowls on the pages-long cocktail list.
if you're going to wait for a cocktail, might as well order an entire punch bowl. either way, you'll stumble out of here.
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