The Most Instagrammable Hotel Bars In San Francisco

Whether you’re meeting up with a date for drinks or hoping to recharge with a post-work cocktail, these gorgeous hotel bars are a true testament to the art of mixology (and design). With decadent decor and impressive libations, these local watering holes have left us completely floored. So, travellers and San Franciscans, it’s time to listen up: If you want to impress your friends on Instagram, these are the best-looking bars in the city you might just want to consider stopping by.


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Taking thirsty city dwellers on a journey back in time, this glam lobby bar at the Westin, St. Francis is serving killer negronis with a touch of nostalgia. From the ingredients to the glassware, each menu item and drinking accessory evokes a specific time and place in Gilded Age history—from 1904 San Francisco to 1902s Paris. Even the glitzy bar’s interiors speak to a more glamorous era.

Contact: 335 Powell St., 415-774-3003

Redwood Room

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At the Clift Hotel’s famous and historic bar, the interiors are almost as dreamy as the drinks. Featuring an enormous etched glass bar and original redwood paneling—which, allegedly, was carved from a single redwood tree—this elegant bar offers an unparalleled drinking experience. Snap a pic of their ever-changing display of digital artwork to add a trendy, contemporary touch to your Insta feed.

Contact: 495 Geary St., 415-929-2372

The View Lounge

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Dinner and drinks with a view takes on new meaning at this luxe bar where breathtaking vistas and delicious libations await atop the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on the 39th floor. Sip on California wines, snack on tasty small plates (like yellowfin tuna poke), and wow your followers with epic photos of this sky-high hotspot.

Contact: 780 Mission St., 415-442-6003

Dirty Habit

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Located at the top of Hotel Zelos in SF’s SOMA district, this inventive drinking and dining hideaway Helmed by Chef Thomas Weibull is known for their emphasis on rare brown spirits and chic atmosphere. Inside, amateur photographers can relish the dramatic film noir-inspired dining room or head out to the heated patio. Could this stylish hotel bar be your next guilty pleasure—er, dirty habit?

Contact: 12 Fourth St., 415-348-1555



Tucked inside The Phoenix Hotel, Chambers’ decadent bar bites (which include items like fried brussel sprouts and pork belly with ravioli) are almost as next-level as the restaurant’s interiors. Building off the drinking destination’s speakeasy vibes, Chambers boasts rich dark-wood walls and shelves of records. Music lovers and wine aficionados will feel right at home by the bar where an uplifting message awaits.

Contact: 601 Eddy St., 415-496-5178