Embedded within one of San Francisco’s most historically rich neighborhoods, you will find the American cocktail bar known as Tradition. A true sum of its parts, Tradition’s cocktail menu spans not only a history of drinking, but also the habits and styles associated with each era. Feel free to start with a classic cocktail of the late 1800s, take a detour through an English Pub and finish your evening with a Polynesian Goddess from our Tiki section; all while the couple next to you extinguishes their troubles by sharing a quintessential 1980s favorite, the Mind Eraser, updated, reimagined and made for two.
We will also offer a selection of our own blended and barrel-finished sprits. Browse through our menu, and you will find exciting contributions to the barrel like Reposado Tequila with an Arabica Cask finish, Bourbon aged in Pinot Noir Casks, and our proprietary Irish-American blend, a style of whiskey once lost to history that we have proudly resurrected.
Make a reservation with us, and you will be escorted to your own private snug. A secluded environment for you and your friends to enjoy our menu in its entirety, including many of our “community-style" drinks built to accommodate large groups.
Savor a drink with us and experience the American invention that is the cocktail. A creation that has taken on many different forms throughout history, yet still manages to bring us together and lets us become part of its Tradition.