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Hobson's Choice

1601 Haight St., San Francisco

$17.50 for $30 Worth of Tropical Drinks at Hobson's Choice

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Victorian-style punch house specializing in tropical drinks made with your choice of 120 rums

Customer Reviews

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punch bowl
rum punch
1 ratings1 reviews
April 12, 2021
Very lovely! I am so happy that I found this place, please go! Lovely people
Bryannatop reviewerhelpful reviewer
50 ratings42 reviews1 photos
March 14, 2020
The two bartenders were so nice and the drinks are very reasonably priced! We would return even without the Groupon!
Briantop reviewer
7 ratings5 reviews
January 21, 2020
Ru ru rum
marctop reviewer
22 ratings16 reviews
January 20, 2020
Great relaxed atmosphere! Although it seems to be a place for all the locals to hang out I think it would make a great destination for those Haight street tourists as well. Great bartenders and great rum drinks! Marc
YVONNEtop reviewer
40 ratings17 reviews
January 15, 2020
Briantop reviewer
7 ratings5 reviews
January 14, 2020
Great spot
marctop reviewer
22 ratings16 reviews
December 6, 2019
Bartender was not quite as friendly as I was told. My 22 year old daughter brought in a bit of food from Whole Foods across the street (she did not want to drink on an empty stomach). According to her while I was using the restroom the bartender came over to her and read her the riot act, so to speak. She seemed quite alarmed when I returned to our table. Although I wasn't there when it happened and while I understand his concern, it seemed to me that the issue could have been handled better. Otherwise, the place and drinks were just as good as I remembered them to be.
2 ratings2 reviews
November 21, 2019
They have some great people working there.
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $17.50 for $30 worth of cocktails and drinks

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for food purchases. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only at listed locations. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Not valid for happy hour specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Hobson's Choice

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.