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The coolest bars in San Francisco

Redwood Room

San Francisco is known to be the epitome of trendy and cool, and it is no surprise to see why when it comes to their bar scene.

If you’re travelling to San Francisco, then you’re going to want to ensure that you have a number of things in place before you take the trip.

Firstly, you need to make sure that you have a valid passport and ESTA, know where you’re staying and how to get there, and last but not least – have a list of all of the best bars and nightlife that you can find in the city in order to ensure that you have the best time while you’re there.

This is where we come in. Here, we’ve put together a list of the coolest, and most luxurious bars that you can find in San Francisco.

Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole. Image credit: Sarah Henkin

If you’re looking for a book-themed bar, full of vintage classics, literary references and birdcage chandeliers, then Novela is the best place. With a beautifully designed interior, leather couches, and craft cocktails designed and named after famous literary characters. Novela capitalises on the culture and quirkiness that San Francisco is known for, while providing an upbeat, yet luxurious feel to your night out.

Redwood Room (pictured at the top of the article)
If you’re looking for luxury, then Redwood Room is the perfect choice for you. This stunning bar is located on the ground floor of the Clift Hotel, and was established back in 1934! The Art Deco bar was remodelled, but keeps a unique feel, despite more modern additions trying to bring it forward to the modern age. According to the legend, the long bar was carved from a single redwood tree. While this is just a legend, it’s a nice one to believe in.

Bourbon And Branch
If you’re looking for dramatic chandeliers, cosy booths, dark wood interior, and a trip back to the Prohibition era, then Bourbon and Branch is the perfect option for you. Every little detail is covered in this exquisite bar, and its authenticity cannot be questioned, no matter how many sips you have!

Gaspar Brasserie
Gaspar Brasserie

Gaspar Brasserie
The Cognac Room above the Gaspar Brasserie French restaurant is the epitome of luxury, and its elegance can never be questioned. The Cognac Room, as the name suggests, serves the largest selection of brandy drinks and cocktails in the entire city, and chic is a word that doesn’t even come close when describing this luxurious establishment. The bar itself is dimly lit, and the interior features dark wood with gold accents. With vintage light fixtures providing that addition touch of luxury, and leather bar stools and lounge seats, this romantic bar is the perfect addition for your night out in San Francisco.

Bar Agricole
If you’re searching for a cocktail bar that features sleek and contemporary designs to make your experience even more exquisite, then Bar Agricole should be top of your list. With other events like a Tipple and Snack vintage book fair being carried out at this establishment, it’s easy to see why it is so popular. With artisanal, extensive cocktail list, this spectacular, unmatched bar should not be missed.