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The Alembic

  • Bars
  • Upper Haight
  • price 2 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/ Jennifer YinAlembic

Time Out Says

4 out of 5 stars

The Alembic has been showing up on best cocktail bar lists since its opening more than a decade ago. These days the bar is a little larger than it once was, the booths a little more comfortable, but while there have been some changes to the menu over time, the Alembic still crafts the same high quality drinks that made them famous in the first place. In addition to fresh takes on classics like the Old Fashioned (theirs is made with brown butter washed bourbon and roasted sugar), The Alembic uses a variety of ingredients like bee pollen and fennel rarely seen on other drink menus. For something bright and bold, try the purple hued Abracadabra made with lillet blanc, singani 63, kiwi, lemon and lime, simple syrup and butterfly pea flower.

Written by
Shoshi Parks


1725 Haight St
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Cole St
Metro to Carl and Cole/bus 7 or 71
Opening hours:
Tue 4pm-midnight;, Wed-Fri 4pm-2am; Sat 12pm-2am; Sun 12pm-12am
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