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688 Geary St, (at Leavenworth Street), San Francisco, California, CA 94102, United States
Tel: +1 415 474 4448
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Weekdays 5:30pm-2am; Weekends 7pm-2am
Door: Go early
Recommended for: Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar nibbles
Rye isn't the kind of place to have a quiet catch-up with friends, but it is is a great place to have fun. It's a stark, factory-like space with a vast outside smoking area, steel girders and a concrete floor. You get the feeling that the utilitarian-feel is deliberate, so that Rye can be easily wiped down after a big night.
A blackboard behind the bar displays the 'cocktail of the month', and a well-put-together menu ranges from your standard pisco punch to more unusual concoctions including A Woman Scorned, mixing rum, port, house-made Swedish Punsch, lime and pomegranate bitters. There is also a good selection of beers and wine by the glass.
If you fancy letting your hair down with good music and great drinks, then head to Rye and join the party.