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The winners of the 2018 Time Out San Francisco Bar Awards

Check out all the winners and runners-up in the 2018 Time Out San Francisco Bar Awards, then visit them for a drink

Pacific Cocktail Haven
Photograph: Virginia Miller Leeward Negroni at P.C.H.
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As much as San Franciscans love well-crafted cocktails, we tend to forget the hardworking people that bring them to life. This summer, Time Out SF recognized the people behind our favorite tipples at the inaugural Bar Awards, honoring the best bars, bartenders and drink programs in the Bay Area. With the help of a panel of industry experts, we put together this year’s list of the best bars in San Francisco. Congrats to all the winners! 

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Time Out San Francisco Bar Awards 2018 Winners

Pacific Cocktail Haven
Photograph: Virginia Miller
Bars, Cocktail bars

Bar of the Year presented by Milagro Tequila

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Pacific Cocktail Haven

Why we love it: At P.C.H., longtime cocktail master Kevin Diedrich offers a playful surprise in his otherwise sophisticated drinks. A Thai iced tea has a boozy finish thanks to a generous helping of Dewars 12-year Scotch, and an old-fashioned is made with miso butter and rum. The Leeward Negroni gives a Hawaiian spin to the classic cocktail with Sipsmith V.J.O.P. gin, coconut-washed Campari, bitters and a house-made pandan-leaf cordial, which gives the drink notes of buttery marzipan.

Runners-up: 

The Treasury

Trick Dog

Benjamin Cooper

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