Meet San Francisco’s modern day speakeasy, right down to the password you have to give at the door to get in. The folks behind Bourbon & Branch are determined to create an authentic prohibition-era atmosphere, which means only those who have reservations are admitted, and cell phone use is strictly forbidden. Those who get in the unmarked door (look for the address) choose from an extensive and creative cocktail list, sitting in one of the sexiest lounges in town. There’s even a speakeasy within the speakeasy (even harder to get into!) called Wilson & Wilson, which offers a $30 tasting flight of cocktails.
- Erika Lennert