The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Winter 2017
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The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Winter 2017

It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in San Francisco all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Virginia Miller
*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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1.  Buffalo Theory

Just open August 8, Buffalo Theory is San Francisco’s new beer lovers’ destination with playful-creative, Asian-influenced pub food from executive chef…
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2.  Duke’s Spirited Cocktails

Open this June on Healdsburg’s charming town square, Duke’s Spirited Cocktails is already a drink destination for all of Wine Country,…
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3.  Elite Cafe

With new management and a full remodel, longtime Elite Cafe was reborn on Fillmore Street in October with a bar program…
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4.  Linden Room

Linden Room is an intimate bar through the back of new restaurant, Nightbird, also accessible from the side alley. Linden offers…
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5.  Louie’s Gen-Gen Room

Serving a totally separate menu from its acclaimed upstairs parent, Liholiho Yacht Club, Louie’s Gen-Gen Room is Liholiho’s tiny, sexy basement…
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6.  Mezcalito

Opened in September, the new Mezcalito on Polk Street may sound like just another agave spirits bar in a city with…
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7.  Old Devil Moon

Open August 30, Old Devil Moon is a laid-back, spacious neighborhood hangout in Outer Mission at the edge of Bernal Heights,…
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8.  Pacific Cocktail Haven

It may stand for the legendarily scenic California coastal road, but PCH also stands for Pacific Cocktail Haven, a bar that…
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9.  Pagan Idol

Pagan Idol may be the most fun opening yet from the prolific Future Bars team (Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse, Local Edition,…
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10.  Wildhawk

From Jacques Bezuidenhout and Ken Luciano of PlumpJack Group, who also opened the excellent bar-industry hangout Forgerylast year, Wildhawk is an…
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11.  Woods Island Club

On that magical, tiny little isle of Treasure Island, dramatically set in the Bay between San Francisco and Oakland, those killer…
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