prizefighter san francisco
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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 2 P.M. - 2 A.M.
510.428.1470 | WEBSITE

In the nether regions of the East Bay is Prizefighter, a lone cowboy of a bar that has zero pretension, but makes some of the best drinks in all of the Bay Area. Simple, three-ingredient house drinks are mostly variations on classics like the Temescal (a Manhattan variation named for an Oakland neighborhood). With a stellar collection of spirits, you can nerd out with the flannelled bartenders or just sit back and let them drive.

Known For
  • lots of whiskey
  • lots of tequila / mezcal
  • lots of rum
  • lots of gin
  • craft cocktails
  • craft beer
  • games
What to drink
If you're with a group, get a punch bowl, or go bounding through the tequila list with Margaritas and neat pours.
This place makes great house sodas. If you're with teetotalers (or not), they'll be perfectly appeased.