THE PRESS HAS SPOKEN...
2018 COCKTAIL OF THE YEAR
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Pamplemousse au Poivre
(on current Summer Menu)
Liquor.com 23 Essential San Francisco Bars
The Bourbon Review Best Bourbon Bars
Whisky Advocate's Top 40 Whisky Bars in America
THE 25 BEST COCKTAIL BARS IN AMERICA
"You can always count on something fresh getting smashed in a glass.
Elixir also hand-selects a barrel of Buffalo Trace bourbon. Makes a killer Manhattan"
-GQ magazine, October 2010
2010 BARTENDER OF THE YEAR
H. Joseph Ehrmann
"...his receipt of the Nightclub and Bar Bartender of the Year Award
is a testament to his abundant and well-known mixological skills,
but also for the way he's built a small neighborhood saloon
into a thriving San Francisco landmark"
- Jack Robertiello, Nightclub and Bar Magazine
Food and Wine Magazine's 2009 & 2011 cocktail books
THE 20 BEST COCKTAILS IN AMERICA
"At an old saloon in the Mission district, Elixir owner H. Joseph Ehrmann
hasn’t just taken the Mary out of the Bloody Mary; he’s severed the old broad’s head.
Think sturdy, briny, and hyper-spiced."
-Will Welch, GQ magazine August 2008
BEST BARS IN AMERICA
"San Francisco is sprouting a ton of new, interesting cocktail bars. Alembic,
Elixir, and Rye -- to name just three -- are all doing very serious cocktails."
-David Wondrich, Esquire magazine June 2008
"...there's something a century and a half of colonization by drunks does to a place that
no amount of drywall and paint can quite cover up. whether you call it "atmosphere"
or "funk," we like it — especially if you throw in excellent cocktails
and a fine selection of whiskeys."
-David Wondrich, Esquire magazine June/July 2010
"there are also some great cocktail bars in the area. one of them is Elixir."
-Dale "King Cocktail" DeGroff
"From wine, cocktails, to the greening of the bar, there's hardly
a San Francisco cocktail trend that H doesn't have a hand in. "
-Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor (former)
"I’d describe Elixir as an old-west gold rush saloon, gone modern, gone retro.
rustic, a little chic and definitely happening..."
- Nathalie Bovis-Nelson, The Liquid Muse
"The best football watching vibe I've seen in the city"
- Jordan Mackay, 7x7 magazine (former)