Holy Water

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

Neighborhood bars were never trendy until classic cocktails came back. Now, it’s easier than ever for a corner bar in an urbane hood to become the next best drink joint. Such is the case with Holy Water, a low-key Bernal Heights bar that happens to make great drinks. The religious undertones can skew schtick-y (a baptism mural, holy water bottles), but the three to four ingredient drinks are solid and evergreen (think a perfectly bitter Jungle Bird or a long, refreshing Gold Rush riff).

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • craft beer
  • lots of whiskey
What to drink
Anything classic, whiskey neat.
Bernal Heights
Each night at 11 p.m., Holy Water begins its "11th hour" offering, which could mean magnums of rare beer broken open for curious patrons or a round of stump-the-bartender wherein guests can challenge the bartender with their favorite drink ingredients.