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Dirty Habit

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Dirty Habit, San Francisco
Photograph: Eric WolfingerDirty Habit, San Francisco

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

It may be sandwiched between a Nordstrom Rack and a Trader Joe’s, but this fifth-story hotel bar is surprisingly sexy. Tucked atop the Hotel Zelos, the spot isn’t known for views. Rather, it’s a stylish, upscale destination for craft cocktails. The landscaped terrace is outfitted with gas fireplaces and a range of indoor-outdoor seating, from bar stools to cushy leather sofas. Though the atmosphere inside is moody and rather clubby, the deck is more laid-back. (Make a reservation; the outdoor space usually fills up in advance.) Cocktails by bar manager Raul Ayala are inventive, incorporating tea, spices, and fresh herbs. Try the Formal Agreement, an earthy blend of Gentleman Jack, cognac, porcini mushroom, and oolong tea. Large groups can order large-format punch bowls ($60), while whiskey lovers work their way through the Boilermakers: whiskey and beer pairings.

Written by
Lauren Sheber


12 4th St, 5th floor
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Market St
Opening hours:
Mon–Sat 5pm–10pm
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