Check out the best speakeasies in San Francisco. These hidden cocktail dens for perfect for escaping the crowds.

Prohibition may be over, but San Francisco is still a sucker for secrecy. Welcome to the boozy realm of secret passwords, trick doors, alleyway buzzers and basement hideaways at the best speakeasies in San Francisco. From clandestine back rooms (inside some of the best restaurants in San Francisco) to intimate apothecary dens to a literal bank vault, it might take a little extra work to find these bars—but it’s worth it.

Cold Drinks
Hidden inside Chinatown’s massive China Live, Cold Drinks feels like an escape to a high-end bar in a major Asian city, with Blade Runner-esque wall tiles, a dramatic marble bar, velvet gray couches and green and gold accents. Their rich Scotch collection and elegant whisky cocktails suit every palate. – TimeOut San Francisco (09.12.18)