Nob Hill & Russian Hill drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Lounge in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Stookey's Club Moderne

Dangerous dames lure unsuspecting sailors into late-night schemes over potent hooch at this art-deco bar straight out of a Dashiell Hammett thriller. Chrome-lined 1930s Streamline Moderne decor sets the scene for in…
Top Choice Lounge in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Tonga Room

Tonight's San Francisco weather: partly foggy, with 100% chance of typhoons every 20 minutes inside the Tonga Room. No need to duck for cover – rain only falls on the indoor pool, where bands play on a boat. For a m…
Bar in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Hi-Lo Club

Trashy meets fancy at Hi-Lo, where discerning barflies sip clever cocktails from vintage glassware. This joint resembles a candlelit squat – tarnished-tin ceilings, well-worn floors, paint-peeling walls. If Van Gogh…
Cocktail Bar in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Harper & Rye

Small-batch, craft and artisan aren't just buzzwords here – Harper & Rye bartenders name their cocktails after neighbors, family and friends, and treat each one accordingly. Floor-to-ceiling weathered wood and e…
Bar in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Top of the Mark

Twirl above the clouds on the city's highest dancefloor. Friday and Saturday evenings, a full jazz band plays; Wednesdays and Thursdays have live piano music. Genteel mayhem ensues at Sunday Champagne brunches, but …
Beer Hall in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Hopwater Distribution

A sanctuary for beer drinkers above the downtown fray, with 30+ ales, IPAs, pilsners and lagers on tap. The full kitchen offers choice pairings: buttermilk-fried-chicken sandwiches, bacon-studded deviled eggs and da…
Bar in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Amélie

With lipstick-red counters, well-priced pours and plates piled with cheese and charcuterie, this wine bar is a shameless charmer – especially at happy hour (5pm to 7pm), when flights of three cost just $12. Weekends…
Bar in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Big 4

Nob Hill society was once dominated by four ruthless railroad barons – but now it's your turn to give the orders in this swanky hilltop cocktail bar. Settle into a club chair to marinate in the oak-paneled old-boys'…
Gay in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Cinch

The last of the old-guard Polk St gay bars still has an anything-goes saloon vibe, with pool, pinball, darts and an action-packed smokers patio. Friday drag cabarets are hosted by Anna Conda, mistress of chaos. Holi…