There are plenty of places to get a cocktail in the Bay Area, but some of the best drinks are made with the Bacardi family of spirits. Here you’ll find our guide to some of our favorite restaurants where you can find cocktails made with BACARDÍ, GREY GOOSE, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, CAZADORES, PATRÓN, and more.
Head to Elixir to dive in on crafty cocktails at the second oldest dive bar in San Francisco. This historic spot has seasonal drink menus, vintage decor, and a neighborhood feel that’s unmatched. Take out, delivery, and curbside seating are all available options and they even offer special online events like cocktail classes.
Channel your inner brooding writer and grab a cocktail from this old Victorian-themed tavern located in the Marina District. You’re close to the water, so get a cocktail to-go, plus some truffle fries and spicy chicken sliders to round out your beach picnic.
Barrel Head Brewhouse
Order online, call ahead, or walk up to the Barrel Head Brewhouse takeout window bar for light bites and drinks. The well-loved spot has burgers, beers, and an array of cocktails for guaranteed good times.
This North Beach dive bar and institution has been consistently frequented since 1936. It’s open every day for cocktails, food, and great happy hour deals to-go.
Castro gay bar Beaux is known for drag shows, drinks, and dancing. Obviously not all that is possible at the moment, but you can still get their drinks to take home. The dancing and drag show is up to you.
The Devil's Acre
The Devil’s Acre pays tribute to the olden days of apothecary style cocktails and elixirs. They have an outdoor parklet area for seating and table-side fires to keep you warm.
As summer approaches, rooftop bars are on everyone’s radar. The view from Charmaine’s is arguably one of the best amongst the scattered rooftop bars in the city. The cocktail lounge offers excellent drinks and food to share while you’re 120 feet up in the air, or grab something to take home if it’s not quite rooftop weather yet.
Looking for some live music while you drink and people watch? Balboa has opened outdoor dining and is now offering live music every Tuesday by different artists. If that’s not your vibe, you can grab a cocktail and lunch or dinner to go.
Take a little island getaway to add a refresher to your week and visit Palm House (with its lone Union Street palm tree) for a tropical ambience and vacation-type drinks. We recommend ordering some ahi poke or a coconut paradise salad as you descend into tropical bliss.
Zingari offers Italian dining and drinks in the Lower Nob Hill area. We like their seafood risotto and always get crab cakes to share, whether we’re eating on their rooftop deck or on our couch.
Alley & Vine in Alameda focuses on fresh farm-to-table California cuisine. The menu frequently switches up but the drinks and service are always reliable. If you’re in the neighborhood, dine in at their parklet, which spills into the historic downtown district.
A16 opened in Oakland several years back after its sister location in San Francisco took off. The Italian joint serves pizza, pastas, salads, a mean lasagna, and more. The pizza is cheesy in the best way and the restaurant has an extensive drink list.
The Kon-Tiki is located in the heart of downtown Oakland offering drinks and food to-go along with heated outdoor seating. Try the spinach and artichoke melt with two different cheeses and kewpie mayo.
On Broadway in Oakland, this cocktail bar pays tribute to Hong Kong cinema with neon lights and sculptures. Snack on garlic milk bread with chili oil and chives or opt for something sweeter like mango mousse with one of their batched cocktails to-go
This tapas spot has a rooftop bar right in downtown Walnut Creek, plus does small plates and drinks to-go. Pair your cocktail with menu items like paella de carne, iberian oysters, or crab croquettes.