7 Superior Bar Deals in San Francisco

Boozing in a bar is just better than staying at home. The drinks taste better, the lighting is dimmer and fellow patrons make for much better eye candy than another night with TiVo. But an evening of highballs can quickly turn into a week of low funds. That's why we've handpicked seven of our favorite San Francisco bar deals below, with options for tastes ranging from delicate to dive-y.

Updated: June 19, 2010

Great Bar Deals

Bender's Bar & Grill

806 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

Every humpday is Whiskey Wednesday at Bender's, where $5 buys a can of PBR and a shot of delicious brown liquor. The standard pour is well bourbon, but in the past, Jameson has been available upon request without a markup.

Chaya Brasserie

132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

Already a FiDi after-work favorite, this luxe pan-Asian joint took things up a notch by making every hour happy. From 5 to close, wine and cocktails are $5.50 and draft beer is $4.50, and there are plenty of bites under $10 ($5.25 sushi rolls, anyone?).

Blondie's Bar & No Grill

540 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

A mixed drink at Blondie's is kind of like a milkshake at a diner: You get your martini in one glass, plus two or so more in the shaker, all for around $13. No wonder it's a popular hookup spot.

15 Romolo

15 Romolo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133

The swank, handcrafted cocktails at Romolo usually top $10, but during happy hour (5-7:30 pm, weekends included), their delicious Pimm's Cup is only $6 and comes with your choice of hooch.


3198 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Andalu knows value: Mondays bring $4 Fernet and $3 Trumer, Tuesdays have $5 caipirinhas, Wednesdays mean $5 margaritas and $3 Shiner Bock and Thursdays boast $5 Sailor Jerry rum. Oh, and Fridays offer $5 Hendrick's or Stoli martinis until 7. Whew.


673 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

On Tuesdays at the Ambassador, everything is $2: draft beer, wine, well drinks, sliders, fries, wings and, if you ask nicely, maybe the doorman.