Hobson's Choice

1601 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117 Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM Closed All Hours
+14156215859
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91% of 115 customers recommended

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Happy Hour
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$3 draft beers and house punches
$3.50 specialty punches and well cocktails

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Pub Food, Cafe
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Website
    hobsonschoice.com
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Mon-Fri
    2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Cuisine
    Pub Food, Cafe
  • Meals
    Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    No
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | a year ago
I went twice before and got cocktail bowl and cocktails. What was enlightening this time was the fact they are providing rum flights (I never got a look at their menu before). Even though they were swamped by the saturday night, the bartender still took the time to explain each rum and ask me my opinion afterwards !
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Report | a year ago
The staff was attentive. Doorman was great.. helped us get a prime seat and the bartender, upon discovering we were new patrons, gave us top notch first class attentive service.
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Report | a year ago
Excellent!
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Report | 2 years ago
Love grabbing a punch bowl from time to time!
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Report | 2 years ago
The run bowl was great!
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Report | 2 years ago
Yummy drinks and friendly bar tenders.
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Report | 2 years ago
Had a good time!
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Report | 2 years ago
I like the cocktails and the location. This is a nice spot to meet a friend or gather with a few folks. I like the punches. The crowd is eclectic, not so friendly which is the only bummer.

From Our Editors

Beneath twin lanterns rests the entrance to a quiet punch house modeled after the classic British punch houses of the Victorian era. These are not punches of fruit or fist, but rather of rum, the chosen inebriant of Hobson's Choice. The bar stocks more than 120 varieties of this sugary spirit, including Old Grog, Myers's, and Neisson Réserve Spéciale, as well as rare and limited-quantity batches. Beneath a line of antique chandeliers dripping with sweet, sweet history, the staff fills glasses with specialty cocktails such as the Planter's Punch, a mixture of Coruba dark Jamaican rum, fresh orange juice, lemon juice, and grenadine. To chase these libations, they also serve food catered by the nearby Asqew Grill.

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111 Minna Gallery is a chic, artsy lounge experience that takes place in an exquisite gallery. 111 Minna is the San Francisco night spot to take in live performances, film screenings, and art viewings. Set in a 4,000-square-foot urban space, 111 Minna is open from Tuesday to Saturday during the day, with rotating night hours for special events.

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Sun
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Mon-Fri
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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