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Happy Holidays!


The bar is decored, the Egg Nog, Tom & Jerry and Hot Butt Rum are all waiting for you along with other Elixir classics, including the new (and soon to be Elixir Classic!) Bonded & Mulled cocktail in this picture

(click the picture to see our menu)!


Never been to Elixir during the holidays?

Check out the holiday photos of the bar on our Facebook page.






Every Wednesday night!



to raise money for your charity 

while having fun with your friends!




Classic Cocktails


Try our classics and spins on classics, like this Hollinger Manhattan Project.

See it here.


have you seen our

whisk(e)y list?

over 450 bottles on shelf

available in three pour sizes

check it out here.



is Buffalo Trace bourbon! Following a long line of

great whiskies, including many other Buffalo Trace 

barrels before it, this is another versatile

and affordable bottle to share!

Come in and try our Private Barrel Flight!


what the press is saying

entreperneur magazine lists elixir in their

best business bars issue as

"best bar to get the business scoop from a bartender"

food and wine lists elixir in the

top 100 bars in america

for a second straight time

 (and publishes the celery cup no.1 recipe)

nightclub and bar magazine names elixir

as a finalist for "cocktail lounge of the year"

gq magazine listed elixir in the

top 25 cocktail bars in america

in its october issue.

esquire magazine listed elixir in its

june/july issue as one of the

best bars in america

elixir proprietor h. joseph ehrmann wins

2010 bartender of the year

from nightclub and bar magazine

top 100 bars in america

in food and wine magazine's 2009 cocktail book.

elixir proprietor h. joseph ehrmann wins

one of five 2009 rising star awards

from cheers magazine

elixir proprietor h. joseph ehrmann was

one of three finalist for

nightclub and bar magazine's 2009 5 star awards as operator of the year

read more here.


take a peek inside elixir

Elixir is a neighborhood bar that has been serving its neighborhood for as long as there has been a record of this corner (1858). now that's some history!

behind the stick at this classic saloon you'll find friendly bartenders, an amazing selection of spirits and beers and some of the freshest cocktails in the city. we are dedicated to the tradition of a comfortable corner bar, where everyone is welcome. what you'll find different is our equal dedication to the selection and quality of drinks that you'd normally find in more upscale and "downtown" establishments. we try to mix things up regularly, providing fresh and seasonal cocktails, locally brewed and unique beers, organic selections and education about it all.

so come pull up a stool, put a tune on the jukebox and make some memories. you'll walk away with the experience you always wanted in friendly neighborhood bar...and then some.



green business green drinks

join us in changing the bar business one drink at a time and meet other environmentally responsible business people.

 more here.


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san francisco's

2nd oldest saloon location

est. 1858


16th & guerrero


elixir is a certified green business

click the logo for details.

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