Best Bars In San Francisco's Pacific Heights

Photo of Ariana Kashani
9 February 2017

Although Pacific Heights is known as one of San Francisco’s residential neighborhoods, it’s home to a few of the city’s best and busiest bars. From a cozy gastropub to an intimate speakeasy, Pacific Heights offers a wide range of options. Check out our guide to some of the best bars in the neighborhood.

Fillmore Street Pacific Heights | © Wikimedia Commons

Lion Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
Pub | © Mario/Flickr
Lion Pub is one of Pacific Height’s most popular bars. The inside looks and feels like a tropical rainforest, complete with lush foliage decor, comfortable wicker chairs, and a vast array of fresh fruits displayed atop the bar. There is a fireplace perfect for cozying up to with a fresh fruit cocktail in hand. Be sure to try their muddled fruit drinks or the bar’s most popular cocktail, the Greyhound, made with vodka and fresh grapefruit juice.

Wild Hare

Bar, Pub, Restaurant, Gastropub, American, Pub Grub, 0
Wild Hare is a spacious gastropub that sits on the corner of California and Divisadero in Pacific Heights. As its name indicates, Wild Hare’s theme and decor is based on the Disney classic ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ In addition to serving lunch, dinner, and bottomless mimosa brunch, Wild Hare’s most notable cuisine is its delicious late-night fare. Visiting with a group? Order one of their signature punch bowls – it comes with a bottle of alcohol on the side for patrons to add as desired.

Harry’s Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, American, $$$
Located in the heart of Pacific Heights on Filmore, Harry’s Bar is a fun spot to watch a sports game or grab drinks for happy hour. There are promotions every day of the week, including Monday Burger and Fries, Tuesday Wine, and Wednesday Shot and a Beer. Their weekend specials include bottomless Bellini’s. Harry’s famous Pineapple Lychee Martini is a favorite among those who have an affinity for fruity cocktails.

Swank Cocktail Club

Bar, Pub, American
Muddled Fruit Cocktails
Muddled Fruit Cocktails | © Kent Wang/Flickr
Located inside the Joie de Vivre Hotel, Swank Cocktail Club is a sophisticated venue with a relaxing and intimate atmosphere. Enjoy a cocktail by the sleek fireplace or sit at the bar and order small bites, most notably their dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon. On Wednesdays, swing by for trivia night, also known as the ‘Weekly Brainstormer Pub Quiz.’

Palmer’s Tavern

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
Another cozy bar in Pacific Heights, Palmer’s Tavern is the ideal spot to enjoy creative cocktails and delicious small plates. Some fan favorites include the chili lime popcorn and fresh potato bread au jus with whipped bone marrow butter. Palmer’s indoor section has a fun, retro vibe, complete with bright red leather booths. It also has outdoor seating, making it the perfect place to grab a well-crafted house cocktail and bask in San Francisco’s warm weather.

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