Hard Water

Whisky Bar, Southern / Soul, Cocktail
$ $
Pier 3 (on The Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 392-3021
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 10:00pm


  • The staff and food exceeded out expectations! If you are a whiskey man or woman, the selection is off the hook!
  • Just because you're the only whiskey bar in town, it doesn't give you permission to be high brow and pretentious. The patrons in here need to chill out and stop taking things so seriously. Grow up.
  • Get the bourbon lift cocktail. FYI some of the bar tenders are rude here, and the wait staff needs to be more pro active on serving customers.
  • Uptight staff.. Stick waay up there.
  • The pork belly crackling goes beautifully with beer.
  • Pimms cup is good, bourbon lift is basically an expensive White Russian.
  • I heart the celery hearts.
  • Interesting whiskey flights!
  • Epic whiskey selection. The cocktail list is also really thoughtful.
  • Not your typical bar food. It's pretty tasty. The pork cracklings and shrimp hush puppies are delicious. Good whiskey selection. If you get a window there's nice views.
  • Over 220 Whiskeys (yes, I counted). Perfect for whiskey fans, especially if you need a pre-ferry pick-me-up.
  • Obviously you pay more to sip a great whiskey at their location but they do have amazing service and an incredible collection.
  • also had collard greens, chocolate peanut butter pie = good. but service was slow and inconsistent. place is too small. over-rated
  • Do not miss the pork cracklings or the scotch kisses. Amazing whiskey selection and awesome service.
  • An excellent selection of hard to find and unique whiskeys. The food is also quite good, especially the oysters.
  • Cook your chicken and have IPA
  • The pork belly cracklin' and a whiskey flight will do you right.
  • Pork shank is not good
  • I ADORE the pork cracklings! The fried chicken w pepper jelly was crunchy & juicy but not worth $16 only for two pieces. The Mac n cheese had a spicy bite to them, is only on the lunch menu.
  • You can't go wrong with their Mint Julep. Fancy serving with a metal straw.

Nearby places

Pier 1½ (at Washington St)
Pier 5 - The Embarcadero (Broadway)
Pier 15 (at The Embarcadero)