If you’ve walked down Third Street on the stretch leading to AT&T Park, you’re probably no stranger to the drinking and dining options. Garaje for beer and tacos. District for the wine connoisseurs. Local Tap for the beer fanatics. Then there’s Taco Bell for the desperate.
If you’ve done this stretch hundreds of times and have missed Alchemist Bar and
Lounge, you’re not alone. But sometimes the best lounges are those that come as a surprise.
Enter through Woodbury (which deserves its own dedicated section - the pina coladas are a must-try) and head upstairs to find the bar.
The steampunk décor and exposed brick walls create an exclusive ambiance that feels like both a well-kept secret and an inclusive hangout at the same time.
Black and white silent films are cast onto the exposed brick walls while throwback pop songs play - a true contrast that allows you to still feel underground while bobbing your head to familiar tunes.
Aside from the trendy speakeasy atmosphere, the cocktail menu is also intriguing. Ranging from complex cocktails to beer and shot combos, Alchemist has something for every type of drinker. Whether you’re looking for an after-work drink or a late-night destination, Alchemist can accommodate.
INSIDER TIP Before making your way up to Alchemist, try the Pina Colada at Woodbury. It comes in a picture-perfect pineapple cup that will make your Instagram followers swoon.
679 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107