Blending the old and the new in more ways than one, Raven Bar is one of the hottest spots on the Folsom Street corridor, adding an eclectic blend of modern style and old-fashioned themes to the burgeoning San Francisco bar scene. Housed in the former Up And Down Club, once owned by international model and movie-maker Christy Turlington, Raven Bar has maintained the vibrancy and style of its prior tenants while adding a fresh lick of paint and flair to the location, quickly setting itself apart from other bars and lounges in the area with its comfortable yet elegant setting and exciting menu of drinks and special events.
Raven Bar is located on Folsom Street and opened up in 2012, making it a relatively recent addition to the San Francisco bar and lounge scene. Despite being one of the new kids on the block, this bar has swiftly established itself as one of the most prominent and popular spots in the area. With hard working, friendly staff and a super line-up of artisan cocktails and regular bottled drinks, Raven Bar is a premier nightlife destination for Golden Gate City residents and visitors and a must-visit spot for anyone in search of somewhere with a relaxing but animated atmosphere and top class cocktails.
Drinks at Raven Bar
Every bar lives or dies by its menu, but the owners and staff of Raven Bar have nothing to worry about, having put together one of the strongest selections of cocktails, mocktails, craft beers, and more for all to enjoy. Many San Francisco bars struggle with either quality or quantity, with some of them offering too many low quality drinks, while others have got the quality nailed down but don't offer enough variety. Raven Bar has hit a home run in both of these aspects, providing a full, bold range of signature drinks of exceptional quality.
The bar employs experienced, friendly, and highly-trained cocktail bartenders to ensure that each and every glass is prepared to the highest standards, using dozens of delicious and fresh ingredients to tantalize your tastebuds and leave you hungry for more. Some examples of the sort of high glass elements you might find in your Raven Bar cocktail include Four Roses Bourbon, Ford's Gin, Bacardi Rum, Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, rice milk, cold brew iced coffee, homemade hibiscus tincture, homemade syrups, and many freshly squeezed juices of all kinds of fruits from apples to lemons, lychees, and everything in between.
A few mocktail options are also available for designated drivers or non-drinkers, and these beverages are admirably prepared to the same great levels of quality as the regular cocktails. In addition, Raven Bar also offers drinks by the bottle, including a wide range of world class whiskeys, gins, rums, vodkas, tequilas, and more. Every bottle comes complete with a selection of mixers like coke, ginger ale, orange juice, tonic water, and more.
Special Events at Raven Bar
Like any good San Francisco nightlife hotspot, Raven Bar has an ever-changing calendar of exciting events lined up for its patrons. There's always something exciting happening at Raven Bar and new events are always being planned out, giving you a million reasons to go back time and time again. Some of the regular events at Raven Bar include classic Happy Hour evenings. Happy Hour generously lasts all night on Monday through to Wednesday or until 8pm on Thursday through Saturday. During this time, specialty cocktails are just $9, while the 'Cocktail of the Week' is even cheaper at $8. Beers and shots can also be enjoyed at reduced rates during Raven Bar's Happy Hour.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Club Raven live entertainment shows are held with a resident video DJ and a whole host of classic tunes running through from the 90s to more modern-day mainstream hits in the R&B, pop, and hip-hop genres. Club Raven nights are immensely popular, so it's a smart idea to get your name on the guest list ahead of time! Additional events at Raven Bar include 'Throwback Thursdays' featuring all the old classic tracks you never stopped loving, along with additional dance parties and more. At special times of year, like Halloween or Christmas, extra special parties and surprises will be waiting in store down at Raven Bar, and the bar can also be reserved for private parties and business events, so the fun really does never end at this amazing San Francisco bar and lounge.
1151 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, website, Phone: 415-431-1151