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Elixir, San Francisco

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ELIXIR, The Exceptional Neighborhood Saloon, is located in the Mission Dolores section of San Francisco, on the corner of 16th Street and Guerrero, where it has served its neighbors since at least 1858.

Pouring fresh and diverse draft beer, wine and cocktails, and mixing unique, hand-made cocktails with fresh produce distinguishes Elixir from the numerous bars in this vibrant nightlife corridor. As the Second Oldest Saloon location in the city, it is an authentic piece of the Old West that combines the warm appeal of a contemporary Pub, the camaraderie of a Sports Bar and the sultry allure of a Cocktail Lounge.

Elixir morphs on a daily basis from a boisterous and sun-lit 4-Hour Happy Hour to a velvet-curtained and candle-lit nightlife. Early week programs include Monday's Bingo Night, Tuesday's Elixir Quiz, Wednesday's Charity Guest Bartending and Thursday's Cocktail Club. From real dartboards and an internet jukebox, to theme nights and friendly bartenders, Elixir is a comfortable neighborhood bar with a great vibe.
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  • Touted as the second oldest operating bar in the city - rebuilt after the 1907 earthquake and fire - I'd driven by many times, but had never been in. So when I was searching for a spot for a late afte...  more »
  • We stopped in for afternoon drinks and we were so pleased with our choice. The bartender was extra friendly and the drinks were good and you can find drinks at several price points if you’re on a budg...  more »
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  • Made a reservation here 3 weeks before Valentine's Day thinking it would be a nice intimate experience but we were sat at these little round coffee tables where there was couples on each side of us. We were pretty much bumping elbows & could hear their conversations. I would understand if we came in as a walk in or something but 3 weeks in advance I would think we could get an actual table? I've worked at restaurants busy like this and usually reservations are priority seating, so that was a big bummer. Service was good, she recommended things when I asked and everything was tasty. My partner had the enchilada and he said it was okay, I had the vegan mushroom tacos with a side of corn, rice & beans which we shared. Portions are small so be prepared. The sides can be made vegan which is nice, they do have pretty good options that are veg friendly. Drink was petty good too but small for the price tag The ambiance was nice, place is set up dark and has a good vibe. Really wish we had a better dining experience for Valentine's Day.
  • Great cocktail bar to hang out at in the mission. Cool vibe, not too San Franciscoey and a nice selection of their own creations to go along with the classics. They also have TVs if you want to watch "the game". Bartenders are friendly too, what's not to love!
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