Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping that "Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!" Be like Ol' Winnie with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of cocktails at Sugar Lounge in the Symphony District.
Sugar Lounge lures in late-night revelers and frazzled coworkers with a sumptuous ambience abounding in elegant glassware, a backlit wood bar stocked with top-shelf liquors, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres weekdays after work. Inaugurate a night on the town with a cocktail such as the pineapple express ($10)—a flavorful concoction of Skyy pineapple vodka, mango, lime, and honey—or debate who was the best 19th-century vice president over a pomololita ($12), a palate-pleasing blend of Patron Silver, Patron Citronge, pomegranate, and lemon. With mood lighting, bar-adorning flowers, and TVs showing live sporting events, Sugar Lounge keeps its atmosphere ripe for a romantic first date or a disastrous last date with a magician who won’t stop pulling rabbits from your kneepit.
This Groupon is not good toward happy-hour specials.
Guidespot included Sugar Lounge on San Francisco's Best Romantic Bar list, and Citysearch named it Best San Francisco After-Work Bar in 2006. Zagat rates the appeal of the bar as "very good." SF Weekly and Daily Candy enjoy the bar's specialty cocktails. More than 300 Yelpers give Sugar Lounge an average of 3.5 stars, while Citysearchers give it 4.5 stars.
- Young Hayes Valley locals line the bar as attractive bartenders vivaciously shake martinis and house specialties like the "Bees Knees," which is full of honey and Jameson. – SF Weekly
Specialty cocktails crafted from top-shelf liquors dot the sleek wooden bar at Sugar Lounge, where sprigs of fresh mint and gleaming vases of flowers accent each snifter of alcoholic alchemy. Lacquered wood shelves of gourmet libations line the back of the galley, where soft lighting imbues bottles of Patron, St. Germain, champagne, and Skyy vodka with a gentle glow. Barkeeps shake, stir, and strain pomegranate, lemon, ginger, and other flavors into elegant glassware, which share cocktail-napkin space with an array of complimentary hors d’oeuvres during weekday happy hours. Sugar Lounge’s ambient mood lighting creates a sultry atmosphere punctuated by the flickering of televisions broadcasting major sporting events and State of the Union reruns.
377 Hayes St.
San Francisco, California 94102Get Directions