There are only a few things San Franciscans love more than a good cocktail, and one of them is somewhere exclusive to drink it. From tiny bars tucked within cocktail bars to password-protected basements, the best speakeasies in San Francisco offer secrecy, hidden doors, and some of the best drinks in town.
These spots offer all the members-only vibes and experiences of a private club without the pretentious membership fees, and your friends will be impressed you even know these exist. So whether you seek clandestine back rooms (inside some of the best restaurants in San Francisco) or intimate whiskey bars, it might take a little extra work to find one of these speakeasies in San Francisco—but they’re all worth it.
Here is our list of the most secretive, swanky places to grab a drink in San Francisco, with tropical-themed lounges to Spanish tapas bars to hidden spaces in hotels.
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