Alembic

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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M.
415.666.0822 | WEBSITE

With it’s beautifully editorialized list of cocktails—both house classics and selects from “the canon”—Alembic is the Haight’s de-facto cocktail joint. The bartenders know all the standards, and they specialize in the bold, brown and boozy.Whiskey is a serious subject here, as is the gin collection and the tequila collection, so if you’re so inclined ask the bartenders to take you on a tour of your spirits of choice.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • bar food
  • craft beer
  • lots of gin
  • lots of whiskey
  • lots of tequila / mezcal
What to drink
An Old-Fashioned, or a finger of something strong and brown.
Neighborhood
The Haight
ProTip
The kitchen is undergoing a renovation, so make this an aperitif or digestif.