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Rye

688 Geary St, San Francisco, California

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4.0 out of 5
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    Steph Uniacke
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    4 Mar 22, 2014

    Rye has a much more intimate atmosphere than other bars in the area. I love the booth areas for larger parties, as it is much quieter.

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    Keane
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    4 Feb 16, 2014

    Rye is a great bar with a smart staff that makes some of the finest drinks in the city. It's not the cheapest bar, but you can be sure you'll be taken care of by the mixologists (yes, you can call them that here—they are pros). Drinks are unique, though they seem to run on the sweeter side and I'm not a huge fan of sugar.

    Crowds on peak nights are ridiculous. If you really want to enjoy this bar, come during a weekday and have a chat with the bartenders.

    Finally, I find the price for a can of Tecate here to be a joke. Though if you came here for Tecate, the joke would really be on you.

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    cristóbal josé prieto iñárritu
    3 Oct 02, 2012

    I will concede that I am not a "bar connoisseur" but something about Rye is a tad off. The drink I had (Annonymous Donor) was EXCEPTIONALLY good..I would return just for the drink itself, but the ambiance was a little to spartan for my tastes. If you are looking for good drinks and the ambiance is not a high priority I would totally recommend it. If you want a ambiance you might want to scoot over to Bourbon & Branch, Wilson Detective Agency or somewhere similar.

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    Ning
    4 Aug 11, 2012

    It's one of my favorite places to get drinks. The bartenders know so much about every alcohol they use and what blends well. They can make you a personal drink that is not on the menu and they always taste delicious.

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    Nancy Roberts
    5 Jan 23, 2014

    Undoubtedly the inspiration for Portlandia's "mixologist" sketch, Rye is the original for craft cocktails. You might spend a half hour waiting for your drink, but it will come with its own free show watching the bartender peel the orange rinds, crack the egg, and grate the raw sugar over the glass. It's a class act in the 'loin but with too much personality for the Marina or Snob Hill.

    You MUST try the basil gimlet -- orgasmic.

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  • Rye
    suki
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Fantastic bar with bartenders that whip up quite the drinks. I prefer visiting during the week because it's a much different scene than the weekend. I'm getting old, and the loud music and crowds don't do it for me. I do enjoy a bar with space, good drinks, a pool table, and just a laid back vibe.

    They're known for their basil gimlets!

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    margaux
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    They have great cocktails here for sure. The bartenders take this VERY seriously. So seriously that if you ask them not to put a lot of ice in a drink they will snap at you to just let them make it the way they want and that they know what they're doing.

    The space is really cool. Especially the cage like patio BUT I've taken a couple of people here and the bartenders gave them attitude when they asked for their drink a certain way. I come here because the cocktails are good but be warned about the bartenders.

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    Tom Shpak
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A nice little bar in the tender-nob, it's a cocktail lounge, for the smokers they have a smoking area (kind of rare in S.F), on the weekdays it's not too packed and you can easily find a place to sit, the weekends are a bit more tricky. Good crowd and all in all a great place to start a night or just hang

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    Veronica Sartori
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Rye is a mixologista type of bar that serves delicious cocktails. Their basil gimlet is what makes them famous, and you can never go wrong with it.

    While the bar area is quite nice and simple and they have an adjacent small lounge-area, it can get incredibly crowded here, making it difficult for a good conversation spot. It's probably best to come here expecting a fun, chill, easy-going loud environment. Drinks are $9-$13 per cocktail.

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    Jimmy Henriquez
    5 Mar 22, 2014

    Awesome people and enviroment. Love the abiance

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Description:

Located on the edge of the tendernob area of San Francisco, Rye is a great place to stop in for a custom cocktail with friends. Not quite an artisan establishment like its nearby neighbors Rickhouse or Bourbon and Branch, the cozy lounge atmosphere and lively bar space make Rye a great Friday night hangout. Don't be deterred by the nondescript entrance (the door has a slightly industrial look to it)-- step inside for a touch of swank. It can get crowded during peak bar times, so come during the off hours for best results.
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