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City Guides
San Francisco

The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco:
Summer 2018

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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The 23 Essential San Francisco Bars:
Spring 2018

San Francisco has been a pioneering drinking town since its inception. From its Barbary Coast beginnings to its last 15 years as a leader in the 21st-century cocktail renaissance, the City by the Bay is a place that knows its drinks. Any collection of notable bars is entirely subjective. Still, it’s hard to argue that these 23 spots are anything but essential—the kind of places that make San Francisco a destination for drinkers from across the world.—Virginia Miller

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Summer 2018

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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The Definitive Guide to San Francisco’s Best Highballs

What’s not to love about a highball? It’s a delicious introduction to whisky and a refreshing change for scotch aficionados. Wherever you fall on the whisky spectrum, you’ll want to try the intensely smooth highballs being poured at bars all over San Francisco. These highballs—all made with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve—are the perfect way to enjoy the definitive whisky this summer.

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The 23 Essential San Francisco Bars: Spring 2018

San Francisco has been a pioneering drinking town since its inception. From its Barbary Coast beginnings to its last 15 years as a leader in the 21st-century cocktail renaissance, the City by the Bay is a place that knows its drinks. Any collection of notable bars is entirely subjective. Still, it’s hard to argue that these 23 spots are anything but essential—the kind of places that make San Francisco a destination for drinkers from across the world.—Virginia Miller

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

Where to Drink Great Irish Whiskey in San Francisco

Presented by Slane Irish Whiskey

There are too many incredible bars in San Francisco to go somewhere that doesn’t carry triple-casked Irish whiskey. Visit any of these bars to find Slane Irish Whiskey—and bartenders who know what do with it. There’s bound to be a spot near you pouring this smooth, complex and robust whiskey.

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