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Bourbon and Branch

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501 Jones St, Look for the unmarked "anti saloon league" door., San Francisco, CA 94102-2007
+1 415-346-1735
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18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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middlesex
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Wilson and Wilson here after seeing it online as one of the best places to go. This bar is within the Tenderloin area which in itself is not great so best to get a cab there and back. You have to book and it gives the allure therefore as a selective place, the cocktails were nice, bit overpriced... More 

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Thank dollyshols
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for a casual drink. No reservation actually needed but knowing the password helps get you in.

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Thank Jeff Z
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Pretentious speakeasy slightly hard to find. Make sure you are paying attention or you will walk past. Great cocktails

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El Dorado Hills, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We entered through a fake bookcase and the drinks were amazing. I would especially recommend the Moscow Mule and any other drink!

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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216 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

You have to get a hold of them via email and they give you a password to get in. Its dimly lit has really cool décor, its a mellow vibe. Everyone is chatting and enjoying their drinks, which they only have a few. Which really doesn't matter because they are all good. If you're that person that likes to be... More 

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Thank eric F
Auburn, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I are calling this "the bar for introverts". We made reservations and stopped by on our recent anniversary weekend celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and "speaking easy" in the dimly lit corner table we were given to enjoy our drinks. The drinks are priced well and there is a wonderful variety of "old-school" cocktails available. Our... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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177 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

A lot of hype drew us into this place. The whole "Speakeasy" idea is kind of cool; you are given a password by text or email and then show up at the reserved time. But the inside is nothing much to speak of -- very dark, gigantic drink menu that is difficult to read, and the service is only so-so.... More 

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Thank pr7169
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My wife, daughter and her husband all visited on a Saturday night in January. It's not too hard to find as some might lead you to believe. Just look for the "anti-saloon league" sign on the corner. The imposing bouncer by the unmarked door will tell you you're in the right place. One of servers comes to the door, takes... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A friend and I booked well in advance to visit Bourbon & Branch on New Year's Eve as part of a week-long tour of restaurants up and down the California coast. We were excited to try what was advertised as a traditional speakeasy, and were intrigued by the number of rules they sent, which made the place seem exclusive and... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A family member and I discovered this place after asking at another nearby drinking establishment. We had drinks in a room that is apparently sort of an "annex" to the main speakeasy that they call "The Library." We had no reservations, no passwords, etc., but must have hit it at the right time because we were admitted right away. Quiet,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Jones St, Look for the unmarked "anti saloon league" door., San Francisco, CA 94102-2007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-346-1735

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