Hobson's Choice

The Haight

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In a Nutshell

Over 120 rums, such as Mount Gay, Angostura 1919 & Bacardi 151, alongside specialty cocktails such as Malibu & Kahlúa Bahama Mama

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Promotional value expires Oct 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like baking a cake, mixing a drink requires precise measurements and the restraint to not ingest so many ingredients that you ruin your own birthday party. Become a power mixer with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for a rum flight for two (a $70 value)
  • $10 for $20 worth of cocktails and drinks

Flights include four different samples for each guest. Rum offerings change regularly, but may include spirits such as Angostura 1919, Zaya Gran Reserva, Ron Zacapa, or Rhum Clément Créole Shrubb.

The bartenders set beers ($4.50–$7.50) and cocktails ($5.50–$12) alongside specialty signature rum punches such as the house punch, a blend of silver rum and mango, orange, and pineapple juices. They also forge monthly specials such as May's Kitchen Sink, which combines Cruzan premium banana, coconut, orange, and pineapple rums with orange, pineapple, lemon, lime, and cranberry juices, as well as a garnish of a splash of Myers's dark rum.

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.

Customer Reviews

Great drinks, great staff, nice atmosphere... What's not to like?
Joel H. · January 14, 2017
good rum selection. they don't take the groupon during happy hour so be aware of that. punch was very sweet, try the Zombie instead. It turned my bf into one!
Jen M. · January 5, 2017
Our favorite bar when we are in the area. The Go-Go is my favorite. Bartenders are always awesome.
Kat R. · December 30, 2016
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    The Haight

    1601 Haight St.

    San Francisco, California 94117


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