A turn-of-the-century-style saloon in North Beach, just a block and a half from the Transamerica Pyramid and bordering Chinatown, Comstock Comstock Saloon | 155 Columbus Avenue San Francisco Saloon serves flawless classic cocktails. A great place to grab a drink before dinner at nearby restaurants like Cotogna, Quince, or Wayfare Tavern.
Navigating this dismal stretch of Haight is a bit like "Vice City: San Francisco". Your reward is one of the smartest, most civilized bars in the city, where the artisanal cocktail scene finds a sophisticated, low-key home. The combination of dark wood, exposed bulbs & well-appointed staff politely describing what goes into a Jack Rose feels a bit like New York. Whiskey, bourbon & scotch menu is comprehensive, food is quite good if there's a table open.// The Alembic Bar, San Francisco