The Alembic

Cocktail, Whisky Bar
$ $
1725 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 666-0822
4:00pm - 12:00am
4:00pm - 12:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
4:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 12:00am



  • The Alembic is one of those bars where the drinks take time to make, but they're also hands-down the best in the hood, perhaps in the city.
  • If you can handle wordy descriptions and a sometimes-moody staff, your reward is a haunt for cocktail enthusiasts that serves savory bites warranting a trip on their own merit. [Eater 38 Member]
  • This place has high quality drinks and a small, but interesting menu including choices like duck hearts & quail eggs. As recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain.
  • Must-tastes: The locally-made Charbay vodka, Pritchards rum from Tennessee, and the St. George single malt.
  • Go to The Alembic. Order an Old Fashioned. Savor it. Then try a Vice Grip. Offer up a prayer of thanks to Doctor Popular, who told me about it.
  • Alembic is PAIRING Girl Scout Cookies and alcohol TOGETHER. You'll get two cookies served with every one complementing cocktail. What are you waiting for?!
  • 3 words: Pork Belly Sliders
  • and order a Sazerac and a couple deviled duck eggs. Heaven.
  • Unwind with an Old's #43 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
  • Order The Bone.
  • Tasty cocktails and surprisingly creative snacks at this Haight Street bar.
  • Oh, you thought you were just stopping by for the excellent cocktails? False. You are also here to order the bone marrow. Seriously.
  • After we finished our bone marrow, our bartender gave us a shot of Fernet luge style through the hollowed out bone it was served in. Pretty effing epic and tasty, if you're into that.
  • get the blood and sand (cocktail). thank me later.
  • A damn fine Sazerac!
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. We recommend ordering a gilded lily, although all of the cocktails here are excellent.
  • Drink a sazerac
  • try the "blood and sand" it's a strange name but the drink is amazing
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2011 Winner Editorial Pick BEST COCKTAIL MENUIf you like choices, stop by Alembic's Savoy Cocktail nights, when its menu is replaced with an 800-plus-recipe tome...
  • Order a whiskey or rye older than you are... While you can

Nearby places

1398 Haight St (at Masonic Ave)
1737 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St)
1601 Haight St (at Clayton)