Open 365. Never a cover charge. Never closed to the public.


"The third place is (a place) that host(s) the regular, voluntary, informal, and happily anticipated gatherings of individuals beyond the realms of home and work." 

- Ray Oldenberg, "The Great Good Place"

Our "programs" are regularly recurring activities that provide a different reason to visit throughout the week. As a neighborhood bar, we don't believe in private parties, closing our doors to our neighbors, allowing "buyouts", or ever charging people to enter (cover charges). We believe in being a place for you to gather with friends, meet new people, relax, be yourself and enjoy. We believe in being your "third place".


We do celebrate most major sporting events/championships (especially when our local teams are in). We throw occasional celebrations for things like our annual famous Kentucky Derby Party (early-May) or our Anniversary (mid-November), but you can find out about those on our social media feeds. 


Visit us whenever it fits in YOUR life. We'll be here with a smile and a drink! 

Check out these weekly events...

Monday - Industry Night

Sure Monday is Industry Night everywhere, but where better to come hang out with your bar and restaurant industry friends than an stalwart saloon that's open 365, to a 2am, no matter what? Check out our rotating specials and be treated as part of the community.  Ours is an industry of people who take care of people. Aren't those the people you want in your community? And if you're not in the industry, you're going to meet them! 

Tuesday - Elixir Quiz

Trivia gets rolling at 9pm so get here a bit earlier to get a seat (or a table). Our quiz is written in-house with no repeats guaranteed! And it's hosted by the hilarious local comedian and quizmaster, Clay Newman (or an under-employed comedian friend of his)! $30 Elixir gift card for 1st place, $20 for 2nd and $10 for 3rd! 

Wednesday - Elixir Charity Guest Bartending (ECGB)

Every Wednesday we raise money for various charities by allowing guest bartenders behind the bar to help their favorite cause. That's right, you and your friends get to be rockstar bartenders for a night as you collect tips for charity! Just contact us with your available Wednesday night dates, and we'll get you booked. Then you recruit friends to bartend with you and even more friends to come hang out that night (and tip!)  For more information on how it works, read more here and when you're ready to book YOUR night sign up here! Get on the schedule now (and remember to buy your ECGB t-shirts because we donate $10 of every shirt sold on your night to your charity!).

Every Thursday from 7pm-9pm, our Cocktail Club meeting is a weekly tasting of featured spirits that we love to pour and mix. And best of all, it's free and there's no membership! Just come, taste and learn!  You'll meet the Master Distiller/Blender, Brand Owner or Brand Ambassador who will pour tastes of their products (included with a purchase) and educate you for free on product, process, history and more. We also feature an off menu cocktail special of that product for that night and the following week!


With southeast facing windows, Elixir is filled with daylight, making it a great day-drinking spot on weekends (especially for our Bloody Elixir (Top 20 Cocktails in America in 2008, according to GQ Magazine).  With four TVs for sports, we have great crowds for the games, but not that typical sports bar scene. By night the velvet curtains are pulled, great music comes on, and candle light creates a beautiful scene for our guests from around the corner or around the world.  

Open at 12pm noon, Saturday and Sunday (10am Sundays for East Coast kick-offs during the NFL season)

Elixir Whiskey Geeks

Our whiskey fans now have a club where they can gain unique access to rare bottles, special events, private whiskey boxes, double happy hour discounts, members only pricing specials, break-even bottles, & more. 

The best whiskey club in San Francisco!

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