Bourbon & Branch

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Prohibition may be a thing of the past; however this place still takes the whole speakeasy thing very seriously. With no sign above the door, you'll be lucky just to find it, then you have to buzz in and are asked for a password in order to enter.

Dark, barely candlelit tables nestled with high partitions keep you in your own world, just you, your date and a drinks list that takes no prisoners. Every obscure, limited batch, top quality liquor you could dream of is presented in cocktail form, or laid out for the purists to be had straight up. The drinks are works of art, no matter what your taste, plus they've got the charming staff to guide you along the way.

If B&B wasn’t enough in its own right, they also happen to have not one, not two, but three secret bars within it. The Library, which you enter through a book case of course, Willson & Willson, a once private detective office and Russell’s Room, a nod to the cigar shop that fronted a speakeasy that operated here from 1923-1933, complete with escape tunnels.

There are some rather stern house rules (no phones, no Cosmos, etc), but the drinks are totally worth it. The Imperial Eagle, with bourbon, lemon, ginger, Averna, ginger beer, egg white and peach bitters, was spicy and sultry, perfect for a night out.

www.bourbonandbranch.com

11/03/2013

ADDRESS

501 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Tel: +1 415 346 1735

OPENING 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

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