15 Romolo

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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 11:30 - 2 A.M.
415.398.1359 | WEBSITE

Housed in a building that’s played host to some of San Francisco’s seediest and most colorful characters (it was once a brothel, and then a boarding house called the Basque Hotel), 15 Romolo participates in a cleaner kind of business than its predecessors did. With a solid list of cocktails based on classics as well as a number of playful riffs, the bar has not only established itself as a beloved North Beach neighborhood bar, but one of the most consistent and enduring (the bar recently celebrated its 15th birthday) craft cocktail bars in San Francisco.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
  • bar food
What to drink
A house cocktail, or something classic. At brunch, ask for the waffle-shot, a sugar-dusted waffle dunked into coffee spiked with rum.
Neighborhood
North Beach
ProTip
Unlike many SF bars and restaurants, the kitchen is open until 1:30 a.m. for nighthawks.