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Blackbird Bar

Blackbird Bar

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
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    This cocktail bar is famous for their whiskey. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Tips
    Adi D.
    "Try the New Orleans coffee, on tap right now ☕️🍺"(4 Tips)
    7x7 Magazine
    "It's one of the best Hot Toddy's around!"(7 Tips)
    Asterisk SF Magazine
    "Great vibe, friendly mixologists and best drink menus in the city."(26 Tips)
    Fabio R.
    ""Laura Palmer" is one of the best cocktails in the city..."(3 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • pool tables
  • new orleans coffee
  • trendy
  • happy hour
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  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    The dim lights, reclaimed wood and carefully crafted cocktails scream "trendy spot," but the cheap drafts, pool table and photo booth in the back are the trademarks of a great neighborhood dive. Read more
  • Spoon C.heart icon on user image
    Spoon CarvalhoApril 17, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun little trendy bar with seating so you can catch up with friends. If you have a large group, you can always rent out the backroom.
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WildJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Protip: you can bring food in & eat it! For groups, try filet mignon tacos & duck flautas from nearby Chilango. For two people, grab a burger & sweet potato fries from nearby Burgermeister!
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BukowskiJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Well-spaced pool table and don't forget the photobooth in the back corner! Hot toddys to fight the fog and Pimms cup for summertime are the ways to go.
  • David A.heart icon on user image
    David AdamsAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Blackbird has nicely stepped up its bar program. Be sure to ask for their full menu and scan the expanded selection o' spirits.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2013
    An easy breezy Castro-bordering spot to rely on for a solid, sometimes rather inventive, cocktail. Blackbird has super-nice bartenders, and a fun-loving mixed crowd that rarely gets out of control.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew ChoiApril 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Come on a weeknight to avoid too much of a crowd. Great spot to meet up with friends over a solid cocktail or two.
  • SFGate
    SFGateSeptember 29, 2014
    Drink a Fortunato, an off-menu cocktail at Blackbird, you might mistake for a tiki drink with a Southeast Asian twist. It's a blend of rum, lemongrass and coconut, accented by Thai-inspired bitters. Read more
  • Raj S.heart icon on user image
    Raj S.August 17, 2014
    Cash only. Lots of great cocktails but stick with an old fashioned; they make some great ones. They also have great bar jars for snacks. Pool table in the back.
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris MessinaOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Many flock here for the Elote Old Fashioned, which will stay on the menu through December. It's been their second most popular cocktail, based on sales, says bartender Matt Grippo.
  • Brian Y.heart icon on user image
    Brian YamanakaAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Adios My Friend! Several agave liqueurs aged in a bourbon cask, served over ice with grapefruit. It's smokey goodness!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 22, 2015
    Blackbird is bringing a boozy menu of Games of Thrones themed cocktails. Sip on the Milk of the Poppy, a Mexican style eggnog with cognac & cinnamon mulled wine.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineNovember 30, 2012
    Class it up with the Hot Toddy made with Evan Williams Single Barrel, Mightly Earl Grey tea, molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla bean paste. It's one of the best Hot Toddy's around! Read more
  • David A.heart icon on user image
    David AdamsNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The beloved Blackbird now takes credit cards!
  • Jessenotpatrick D.heart icon on user image
    Jessenotpatrick DaySeptember 7, 2013
    Love this bar, constantly one of my favorites. I was a little sad they changed the menu and seemed to have re decorated. I enjoyed the new artwork though.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StoneMay 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there early during happy hour as Blackbird quickly becomes standing room only! Great bar staff, great mixed drinks and good beer selection. My favorite place to chill with friends for a drink befo Read more
  • Justine C.heart icon on user image
    Justine Chevrier-LordAugust 27, 2014
    Good vibe, nice and helpful bartenders, fresh and great cocktails! Especially the celery gimlet!!
  • Alexander W.heart icon on user image
    Alexander WinterApril 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Wonderful bar with ambiance and friendly people. The owner is a really great guy too! My favorite is the Trinidad Sour with Rum!
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham May 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I've lost the following items here: A pair of shoes, a tutu and a sequined tunic. Its *that* good of a bar. Come early, stay late and don't forget to hit up the photo booth before you leave.
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FoxSeptember 1, 2012
    If there’s more than four bikes parked out front, it will be too crowded inside to get a drink in a reasonable amount of time. Head to The Residence on 14th instead.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic place to grab a cocktail before heading to a show at Cafe Du Nord. Also, gotta love a place where you see super complicated cocktails being served in the same round as a bunch of PBRs.
  • Megan Allisonheart icon on user image
    Megan AllisonAugust 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring some cash and a date for top notch whiskey cocktails. Fun spot. Seating tends to be limited.
  • French Tuesdays
    French TuesdaysApril 6, 2012
    Castro’s hottest neighborhood bar, BlackBird a former Market Street gin joint, now a slick, unpretentious spot for adepts of mixology and guys in tight tees. Try the “Secret Handshake” cocktail!
  • tina h.heart icon on user image
    tina huangApril 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    try the Orange Is The New Draft! crafty name & delicious. bartender Josh is super great, works on tuesday & sundays!
  • Athena
    AthenaAugust 9, 2012
    Total insider tip. If yassir is working.... ask for the 'where there is smoke there is fire' it's the best cocktail they have (and it's not on the menu)
  • Kevin B.heart icon on user image
    Kevin BurgAugust 1, 2014
    There's a pool table in the back. The New Orleans Coffee is good. Almost as good as Blue Bottle's, but with bourbon.
  • WhiskeyAvengerheart icon on user image
    WhiskeyAvengerJune 13, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful cocktails made here when you’re not in the mood for their expansive whisk(e)y selection.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WangNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Handsome men, tasty drinks and relaxed vibes... a gay bar without being overtly "gay." Get there early to get a seat. Try their barrel aged cocktails!
  • Bill F.
    Bill FlagstaffDecember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Blackbird now requires a Password for their WiFi, when I asked for the Password yesterday 24DEC13, the Bartender told me they had shut off the WiFi. You should give Customers the Password.
  • Joey C.heart icon on user image
    Joey CombsJanuary 20, 2016
    The bar is great but their happy hour drinks (while cheap) are not that great tasting. I would spend the extra $ and not get the well liquor
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle MinorJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely EXQUISITE cocktails are the order of the day at this urbano-rustic bar. It's cash only and you'll see a LOT of cute boys -- and girls -- both behind the bar and at it. Get a good look, too Read more
  • ClandestineDrinkerheart icon on user image
    ClandestineDrinkerAugust 14, 2019
    Creative cocktails,nice beer selection and an extensive whisk{e}y to fit just about any bar goer’s mood.
  • Michael L.heart icon on user image
    Michael LunøeDecember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good cocktails; pretty good selection of Whiskey and Gin.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BaldwinMarch 31, 2014
    i know kelly said to go here -but its a total snoozefest if you ask me! hahaha if you're going to get day drinks on the weekend id rather go to Moby Dicks or The Mix Bar. they have a back patio qts
  • Asterisk SF Magazineheart icon on user image
    Asterisk SF MagazineJanuary 21, 2013
    Best Cocktail bar in town! Great vibe, friendly mixologists and best drink menus in the city. Hands down!
  • Tyler B.heart icon on user image
    Tyler BrockJuly 23, 2015
    The improved Tokyo is great. A little Japanese whiskey and a little sake + wasabi.
  • Gee D.heart icon on user image
    Gee DerrickJune 2, 2014
    Amazing cocktails (try Rosa Rita & Celery Gimlet) and vood selection of draught beers
  • David A.heart icon on user image
    David AdamsApril 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask about the bar jars for a tasty snack with your tasty cocktail.
  • nancy t.
    nancy t.November 2, 2022
    Some of their cocktails are pre-made (so no subs) but very delicious!
  • Ali A.heart icon on user image
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Intimate spot for a late night drink or date. Great cocktails and wine.
  • Kian L.heart icon on user image
    Kian LaviJanuary 13, 2019
    Cute sister bar to Brewcade. They do great cocktails and have fun theme nights
  • Dustin
    DustinFebruary 8, 2017
    Fun place. Get's a bit busy at night. Pool table + Big Buckhunter.
  • Andreas E.heart icon on user image
    Andreas EhnApril 30, 2014
    If you don't mind your cocktail being awesome, have a fortunato.
  • Donald
    DonaldJanuary 25, 2012
    Cozy little spot in market that has all the frilly cocktails. Not a bad little spot (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Hornet App
    Hornet AppOctober 4, 2013
    The only upscale gay place in the Castro, far pricier than the rest of Castro but the setting makes for some smart conversations.
  • Dennis A.
    Dennis AguilingSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    they sure know their way around whiskey! The menu rotates, but order whatever whiskey based drink they make b/c it'll be good!
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BobeldykJanuary 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    NOLA Iced Coffee with bourbon and Joyride cold brew. Chk chk
  • Adi D.heart icon on user image
    Adi DahiyaAugust 9, 2014
    Great cocktails! Try the New Orleans coffee, on tap right now ☕️🍺
  • Brendan C.heart icon on user image
    Brendan CurranAugust 8, 2014
    Great cocktails! Try the one with New Orleans chicory coffee.
  • @JaumePrimeroheart icon on user image
    @JaumePrimeroAugust 14, 2013
    They make a mean Manhattan and make sure you ask them to make it with Bullett.
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