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San Francisco's 19 Most Iconic Drinks

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In the tradition of San Francisco's 20 Most Iconic Dishes, here is a guide to the city's most iconic drinks. The following list spans relatively new beverages to classics that have been around for years. Together this group represents a range of prices and helps define the world of sipping, glugging and chugging in this town. All of these drinks are worth trying at least once.

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1. Elixir's Sazerac

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3200 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. The Ice Cream Bar’s Russel’s Sassafras Root Beer Float

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815 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117

3. Rye's Basil Gimlet

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688 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. Toronado's Anchor Steam on Tap

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547 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

5. Bix's Martini

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56 Gold St
San Francisco, CA 94133

6. Tosca Cafe's Irish Coffee

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242 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

7. Jasper's Corner Tap's Cocktails on Tap

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401 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Smuggler's Cove's Mai Tai

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650 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Rickhouse's Made-to-Order Punch

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246 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94104

10. Rich Table's The Big Night

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199 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102

11. Tommy's Margarita

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5929 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121

12. Recchiuti Confections' Hot Chocolate

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Embarcadero Dentistry, 1 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

13. Beretta's Dolores Park Swizzle

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1199 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

14. Zeitgeist's Bloody Mary

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199 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

15. Lion Pub's Greyhound

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2062 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-6565

16. R Bar's Fernet, Served Neat

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1176 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-567-7441

17. Gott's Roadside's Milkshake

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18. Judahlicious's "Buzzed" Juice

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3906 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

19. Alembic's Bourbon Old Fashioned

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1725 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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1. Elixir's Sazerac

3200 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
3200 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. The Ice Cream Bar’s Russel’s Sassafras Root Beer Float

815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117
815 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117

3. Rye's Basil Gimlet

688 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
688 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. Toronado's Anchor Steam on Tap

547 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
547 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

5. Bix's Martini

56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133
56 Gold St
San Francisco, CA 94133

6. Tosca Cafe's Irish Coffee

242 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
242 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

7. Jasper's Corner Tap's Cocktails on Tap

401 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
401 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Smuggler's Cove's Mai Tai

650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102
650 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Rickhouse's Made-to-Order Punch

246 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94104
246 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94104

10. Rich Table's The Big Night

199 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102
199 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102

11. Tommy's Margarita

5929 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
5929 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94121

12. Recchiuti Confections' Hot Chocolate

Embarcadero Dentistry, 1 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Embarcadero Dentistry, 1 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

13. Beretta's Dolores Park Swizzle

1199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1199 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

14. Zeitgeist's Bloody Mary

199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
199 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

15. Lion Pub's Greyhound

2062 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115
2062 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115

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16. R Bar's Fernet, Served Neat

1176 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
1176 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

17. Gott's Roadside's Milkshake

Vallejo - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, CA

18. Judahlicious's "Buzzed" Juice

3906 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
3906 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122

19. Alembic's Bourbon Old Fashioned

1725 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
1725 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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