Now you can enjoy San Francisco's excellent cocktails beyond the bar. Check out these delicious, refreshing to-go options.

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August 11, 2021

Where to Get Your Cocktails To-Go in San Francisco

San Francisco hosts some of the most talented, creative, and awarded mixologists in the nation. Now, thanks to changes in state policy, you can enjoy their delicious cocktail creations beyond the bar. Here are some of our top picks for to-go cocktails in San Francisco.

Balboa Cafe (3199 Fillmore St.)

This buzzy Marina restaurant is donating proceeds from its weekend bar sales to cafe employees still facing financial hardships from the pandemic. You can order individual cocktails, beers, and wines or $45 margarita pitchers.

The Buena Vista Cafe (2765 Hyde St.)

The home of the iconic Irish Coffee, Buena Vista Cafe now serves its signature drink to go. You can get yours any day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Burma Superstar (309 Clement St.)

This Richmond neighborhood hotspot offers kits for you to mix their spicy ginger lime margaritas on your own. The kit costs $12 and makes 32 ounces of delicious beverage for you to share with your friends.

China Live (644 Broadway)

The famed, multi-level shrine to Chinese cuisine is offering creative whisky, rye, and mezcal cocktails on the go. Each order serves three people.

Delarosa (2175 Chestnut St.)

Everything goes with pizza, which is why this favorite Marina restaurant is offering to-go Manhattans, margaritas, Negronis and Aperol spritzes. 

Elixir (3200 16th St.)

This great Mission District bar is just a few blocks from Dolores Park. That makes it the perfect place to pick up a cocktail kit that can make up to 24 drinks for you and your friends. Choose from margaritas, pisco sours, and mimosas.

Hawker Fare (680 Valencia St.)

A wide variety of refreshing tropical cocktails are available to-go at Hawker Fare. Best of all: proceeds from certain cocktails support different local charities. Can you think of a more delightful way to give back?

The Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain (815 Cole St.)

Is a boozy milkshake technically a cocktail? Maybe not, but that doesn't make it any less delicious! Try their Dublin Honey milkshake: a float made with Guinness stout, caramelized honey ice cream, house-made Valrhona dark chocolate syrup and Graham's 10 year tawny port.

Nopalito (306 Broderick St.)

Choose from pre-made margaritas, sangria, and Bloody Marys or practicing your bartending skills with their michelada kits.  

The Page (298 Divisadero St.)

A terrific dive along busy Divisadero Street, The Page offers to-go mulled wine and bourbon ciders, perfect for a walk through the neighborhood after the fog rolls in.

Palm House (2032 Union St.)

Host your own Marina brunch by ordering one of Palm House's famous punch bowls to-go.

The Snug (2301 Fillmore St.)

This popular Pac Heights joint prepares its to-go margaritas and Mai Tais to serve five people, making it an ideal stop on your way to Alta Plaza Park or Lafayette Park for a picnic.

Tacolicious (Various Locations)

Everything at Tacolicious tastes better when enjoyed with friends. That's why their to-go cocktails are designed to serve six people. Choose from the margarita or the pasíon.

Whitechapel (600 Polk St.)

Housing a staggering number of spirits, Whitechapel is offering whole bottles of gin, rum, and bourbon for purchase. You can also buy mixers and liquers for creating your own cocktails.

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