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Where to Drink Boozy, Adult Milkshakes in SF

Because ice cream and alcohol belong together

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| Caroline Pardilla

Beer, cocktail, or milkshake? It's the endless quandary when trying to decide what to eat with your burger, but we don't believe in making these kinds of hard choices. These eight places will whip up Manhattan-flavored milkshakes with a heaping helping of bourbon, hefty pours of chocolate stout with a scoop of ice cream on top, and some seriously inadvisable blender drinks. All you need is a straw.

We've rounded up all the booziest, creamiest milkshakes that San Francisco has to offer, whether you prefer Tap (415)'s sophisticated and smokey scotch and coffee ice cream blend or the tiki-tastic piña coladas and scorpion bowls at Richmond classic Trad'r Sam's.

All of these delicious drinks are the answer if you prefer to pair up your dessert and aperitif. However, if you find yourself out on the town and looking for drinks of a more classic variety, check out this list of San Francisco's hottest cocktail bars.

Allie Pape contributed to this list.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Burger Bar

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251 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 296-4272
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Create the alcoholic milkshake of your dreams at Burger Bar, which offers six ice-cream flavors, a dozen toppings, and a host of liquors (from Bailey's to Grand Marnier to Jameson) for optimal customization. There are some pre-made options, like Irish Coffee and Horchata Spice, if you don't feel like choosing. As if that wasn't enough, you can also choose from their beer float menu, which presents a berry lambic and vanilla ice cream blend as well as a vodka-inspired spin on the rootbeer original.

2. Lolinda

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2518 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6970
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Cookies and milk get a not-so-wholesome twist on Lolinda's dessert menu, which pairs a vanilla milkshake with housemade dulce de leche alfajores. For an extra $3, they'll throw some Old Granddad bourbon into the shake for you.

3. Super Duper Burger

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2304 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 558-8123
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Take your milkshake to the next level with a shot of soju at Super Duper. Made with Straus organic soft serve, the shakes come in cookies and cream, fresh strawberry, or double chocolate chip in addition to the standard vanilla and chocolate.

4. Tap (415)

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845 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Adult milkshakes abound at this Westfield mall newcomer, which offers varieties like the Smoke in the Morning (smoked scotch, coffee ice cream, whipped cream, hazelnut brittle) and the 415 Slide (Bailey’s, Stirring’s espresso liqueur, malt powder, stout, cookie crumble) . You can have them spike a standard one as well.

5. The Corner Store

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5 Masonic Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 749-1093
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Boozy milkshakes are a house specialty at the Corner Store, which offers an ice cream-infused take on the classic Manhattan. Other notable mentions include the mezcal and cinnamon laced “Mexican chocolate” and “Strawberry Fields,” an elderflower and vodka spin on the traditional strawberry shake.

6. The Ice Cream Bar

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815 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 742-4932
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Indulge in the alcoholic libation of your dreams at this old-school soda fountain, where the soda jerks can whip up whatever you're craving from their library of scoops and tinctures. With no full liquor license, they're creative about using beer and liqueurs in drinks like the Dublin Honey, with Guinness, caramelized honey ice cream, tawny port, and chocolate syrup.

7. Trad'r Sam's

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6150 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-0773

With about 20 different frozen drinks on the menu, Trad'r Sam's is the place to go to turn your ice-cream headache into a hangover. Scorpion bowls, piña coladas, you name it, they'll probably be able to whir it up for you.

1. Burger Bar

251 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Create the alcoholic milkshake of your dreams at Burger Bar, which offers six ice-cream flavors, a dozen toppings, and a host of liquors (from Bailey's to Grand Marnier to Jameson) for optimal customization. There are some pre-made options, like Irish Coffee and Horchata Spice, if you don't feel like choosing. As if that wasn't enough, you can also choose from their beer float menu, which presents a berry lambic and vanilla ice cream blend as well as a vodka-inspired spin on the rootbeer original.

251 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

2. Lolinda

2518 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Cookies and milk get a not-so-wholesome twist on Lolinda's dessert menu, which pairs a vanilla milkshake with housemade dulce de leche alfajores. For an extra $3, they'll throw some Old Granddad bourbon into the shake for you.

2518 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

3. Super Duper Burger

2304 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Take your milkshake to the next level with a shot of soju at Super Duper. Made with Straus organic soft serve, the shakes come in cookies and cream, fresh strawberry, or double chocolate chip in addition to the standard vanilla and chocolate.

2304 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114

4. Tap (415)

845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Adult milkshakes abound at this Westfield mall newcomer, which offers varieties like the Smoke in the Morning (smoked scotch, coffee ice cream, whipped cream, hazelnut brittle) and the 415 Slide (Bailey’s, Stirring’s espresso liqueur, malt powder, stout, cookie crumble) . You can have them spike a standard one as well.

845 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. The Corner Store

5 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

Boozy milkshakes are a house specialty at the Corner Store, which offers an ice cream-infused take on the classic Manhattan. Other notable mentions include the mezcal and cinnamon laced “Mexican chocolate” and “Strawberry Fields,” an elderflower and vodka spin on the traditional strawberry shake.

5 Masonic Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118

6. The Ice Cream Bar

815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Indulge in the alcoholic libation of your dreams at this old-school soda fountain, where the soda jerks can whip up whatever you're craving from their library of scoops and tinctures. With no full liquor license, they're creative about using beer and liqueurs in drinks like the Dublin Honey, with Guinness, caramelized honey ice cream, tawny port, and chocolate syrup.

815 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117

7. Trad'r Sam's

6150 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

With about 20 different frozen drinks on the menu, Trad'r Sam's is the place to go to turn your ice-cream headache into a hangover. Scorpion bowls, piña coladas, you name it, they'll probably be able to whir it up for you.

6150 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121

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