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Trick Dog

Trick Dog

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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    rich m.
    "I'm no 21st century yuppie but the kale salad was awesome."(31 Tips)
    AFAR Media
    "great cocktails based around the Pantone color chart."(5 Tips)
    SFist
    "Try the Kale Salad and Scotch Egg!"(4 Tips)
    Chris M.
    "innovative drinks to the inventive bar food."(28 Tips)
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  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 27, 2013
    Drinks at this cocktail bar are named for Pantone colors and employ unusual spices and even the odd beet. Try Grandma’s Sweater, made with gin, blood orange, and a rhubarb liqueur.
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    carla borsoiJune 24, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Cocktail menu rotates. You can sit upstairs & eat. In the warmer months it can be stifling & in colder, just cozy.
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    Kevin RipperMay 26, 2015
    The drinks change every once in a while, the bartenders are very helpful, and they really pay a great attention to their craft. Lovely place
  • Mike O.heart icon on user image
    Mike Ottavi-BrannonFebruary 1, 2015
    #1 and especially #4 are must haves. A bit off the beaten path, but if you don't mind the Uber/Lyft this place is on point
  • Danny S.
    Danny SauterJanuary 27, 2019
    If you're hungry, head upstairs. The Impossible Trick Dog Burger is an impressive feat and surely one of the city's best burgers.
  • Sherry B.
    Sherry BourzacAugust 1, 2013
    The kale salad might well be the best thing I've ever put in my mouth! Drinks are fantastic & very creative. Ask for Chad at the bar, he'll spoil you!
  • John S.heart icon on user image
    John SteidleMarch 5, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite bar in SF. Drinks are always top notch, and the bartenders are the best you'll find anywhere.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackJuly 6, 2013
    If you come before they serve food at 5pm you can always order from Salumeria next door and they'll deliver it to you at the bar.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganOctober 28, 2014
    I love that the drinks are named after San Francisco tourist spots! I had Alcatraz and the Castro Theater... Whiskey FTW!
  • megan
    meganSeptember 28, 2013
    Skip the clever-but-annoying cocktail list and get the bartender's recommendation.
  • Engly C.
    Engly ChangJanuary 23, 2013
    the whole pantone format menu is rather silly, hard to read it all at once w/out fanning each page out one by one. But the drinks in general are pretty good, friendly staff and they serve decent food
  • Harriet R.heart icon on user image
    Harriet RuffNovember 13, 2015
    Kind of speakeasy stylee. Come for a drink - the cocktails are great. It gets busy early! The wait for a table is long!
  • Stephanie W.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie WuMarch 4, 2015
    The low alcohol drinks are really good. They use a lot of unique amaros, liquers, and bitters. Definitely try them out!
  • Jade K.
    Jade KwanMarch 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink menus change every 6 months (no more Grandma's Sweater) some to the themes of Pantone colors, currently to astrology signs! Thrice-fried fries, addicting.
  • Cara H.
    Cara HirschJanuary 28, 2013
    Polar bear is really nice. St. Elmo's fire reminds me of kombucha- vinegary overtones that have me questioning whether I'm enjoying it, but i still finish the whole thing.
  • Will B.heart icon on user image
    Will BertelsenJanuary 11, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    New menu as of Jan 2016, get the Chupacabra it has tequila, carrot, and comes in a god damn mug.
  • Surface Magazine
    Surface MagazineJune 14, 2016
    The Bon Vivants, bartenders at Trick Dog, reimagined Uber (the iconic technology company) as the Uber Pool. Click Read more for ingredients and details. Read more
  • Ajay
    AjayJune 30, 2013
    My bartender was surprisingly nice, despite it being a busy Saturday night. The Gypsy Tan was delicious. Definitely going back to this spot.
  • John H.heart icon on user image
    John HaberlandMarch 9, 2014
    Service and cocktails are amazing, and some of the food is creative (e.g., beef jerky with a seasoned sour cream dip).
  • Megan B.
    Megan BannisterMarch 19, 2013
    The Grandma's Sweater (Pantone #787) is phenomenal - perfectly minty and refreshing. And don't be fooled by the unmarked exterior - you've found the right place.
  • Joel G.
    Joel GillmanMay 25, 2013
    Great bar! Reminds me of NYC. I loved the Grandma's Sweater and the St Elmo's Fire cocktails.
  • Nader F.heart icon on user image
    Nader FarzanAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely go here, but absolutely go at 3pm and beat the massive (and deserved) crowds.
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneJanuary 5, 2016
    Don't spend all your time at the bar. Get your booty upstairs and order yourself some of the best chicken nuggets ever conceived.
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    MatasMarch 13, 2014
    It's been a while since I had such great cocktails. They are innovative, powerful, focused and well balanced. Try Libra, Aries & Leo!
  • Desiree A.
    Desiree AldeguerApril 6, 2013
    Great food + drinks esp. Paper Moon! Also, make sure to arrive early. You won't be let in until patrons leave.
  • Elisabeth F.heart icon on user image
    Elisabeth FrederickMarch 8, 2015
    Really fun menu currently for Chinese new year. These guys are very clever. Good price range of drinks too
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    The Mini JohnMay 22, 2015
    Awesome & interesting drinks. A lot of good food and an awesome atmosphere. Try the trick dog ;)
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KozielJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    New menu is light years better than old... Complex and more consistent, they've set the bar high in a city full of good drink menus.
  • Jennifer B.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer BurlingtonJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great non-alcoholic drinks too among the amazing array from the Pantone menu. I hear it's because one of the owners isn't a stinker.
  • Raj S.heart icon on user image
    Raj S.August 24, 2014
    The cocktails are awesome don't get me wrong but get a boiler maker: a shot of whiskey and High Life to wash it down for $6.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BloomJuly 31, 2013
    The bartenders make amazing cocktails! Skip the standard beer and try one (old fashion). It will be worth it!
  • Bobby G.heart icon on user image
    Bobby GeorgeDecember 28, 2014
    A shot and a beer why not..the classic boilermaker is here and made with a lot of care.. Love this place.
  • Marco P.
    Marco PacificoMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Kitchen is open 'till 2am. The tacos will change your life. Pair with the kale salad and the Pantone to drink.
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris MaddernJune 19, 2016
    This spot changes themes every few months is always fun, and *always* has excellent drinks!
  • Irene M.
    Irene MFebruary 23, 2015
    Huge wonderful kale salad & cocktail menu so fantabulous you'll see stars. Too loud, but whatcha gonna do.
  • Meghan M.heart icon on user image
    Meghan McgarryApril 12, 2015
    Amazing cocktails! The kale salad was to die for! Great atmosphere. But it's loud
  • Pavan K.heart icon on user image
    Pavan KulkarniJuly 30, 2016
    Loved the Ambience. Their menu is very creative and the cocktails are amazing
  • Rem K.heart icon on user image
    Rem KoningSeptember 18, 2014
    Cocktail menu is ultra-creative and the bar snacks are top notch. The sutro bath is a winner.
  • James T.heart icon on user image
    James TAugust 20, 2014
    Amazing themed cocktail menus that change often. Pantone and the zodiac series were fantastic.
  • Niko
    NikoAugust 19, 2014
    The menus themselves are awesome and original. Hard not to steal em...
  • Mike D.heart icon on user image
    Mike DJune 7, 2016
    The menu is a little obnoxious but the drinks are tasty. Don't be afraid to order a margarita
  • Yasemin I.heart icon on user image
    Yasemin IkizlerDecember 1, 2015
    June and April cocktails excellent. Fun to watch mixologists work and atmosphere great.
  • Maykel L.heart icon on user image
    Maykel LoomansNovember 5, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    Best of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: Kale Salad at Trick Dog.
  • Maxheart icon on user image
    MaxJuly 3, 2016
    Cool vibe with well mixed drinks. The theme changes occasionally and makes the whole thing pretty fun.
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris MessinaSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No joke, all the drinks have been refreshed and are now printed on record labels. WUT. (Bring back the Pantone books!) #whoMovedMyCheese
  • Daniel P.heart icon on user image
    Daniel PlemmonsAugust 21, 2016
    They have these fantastically designed menus that are worth the trip alone.
  • Hannah
    HannahMarch 18, 2016
    delicious late night food. try the mussels, fries, and tacos!
  • Audrey R.
    Audrey RotermundDecember 10, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    the best margaritas
  • Chinarut R.heart icon on user image
    Chinarut RuangchotvitJanuary 24, 2019
    Brooklyn Joe is like a fancy egg nog making virgin drinks a trend!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 21, 2013
    Don't come here if all you want is a vodka tonic. Great cocktails. Excellent customer service. Damn good looking staff.
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