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Aub Zam Zam

Bars, Dive bars Upper Haight
Aub Zam Zam
Photograph: Yelp/ Sean R.

A classic, old school cocktail dive with Middle Eastern decor.

This tiny bar became famous under notoriously cantankerous owner Bruno Mooshei, who inherited it from his father and waged a one-man campaign to keep it exactly as it must have been circa World War II. Mooshei died in 2000, but the place was bought by long-time patrons devoted to keeping its Casablanca aura intact, and they've done an excellent job. Even the likes of Anthony Bourdain considers it an SF-must. Zam Zam makes SF's best stiff, old school martini. Note: it’s cash-only.


Venue name: Aub Zam Zam
Address: 1633 Haight St
San Francisco
Cross street: at Clayton St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 3pm–2am; Sat–Sun 1pm–2am
Price: $$
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