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andrewt Jun 16, 2010 03:22 PM

Where do you suggest we go for a cocktail before dinner at Quince? Something unique - a view, intimate and sexy, simply fun, good cocktails, good music or whatever... It's our anniversary and we'd like to avoid the ordinary. Thanks!

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    SteveG Jun 16, 2010 04:23 PM

    Quince has great cocktails right there in their lounge. If you want more than one location, Bubble Lounge fits in the same price and ambiance range as Quince, and I think it's just a block or two away. The only caveat is that Bubble Lounge is a cheek by jowl bridge and tunnel nightmare with DJ music on Friday and Saturday nights. Week nights are sedate.

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    Bubble Lounge
    714 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

    1. Ruth Lafler Jun 16, 2010 04:45 PM

      Bix is close by and would fix most of those criteria.

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      Bix
      56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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        steve h. Jun 16, 2010 05:47 PM

        I'll second Bix.

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        andrewt Jun 17, 2010 09:25 AM

        Thanks for the ideas.

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          balabanian Jun 17, 2010 11:00 AM

          I'd add Comstock Saloon, just opened just a couple of blocks from there- great atmosphere, incredible cocktails, very intimate feeling. Also, I always love Tosca, also very nearby- though not an interesting cocktail list there, just classics and classy bartenders and atmosphere. I think I'd call it romantic, but maybe not 'fun'. Happy anniversary!

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          Tosca Cafe
          242 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          Comstock Saloon
          155 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. rabaja Jun 17, 2010 11:11 AM

            I've heard the bar at Quince is amazing, and worthy of visiting even if one is not eating at the restaurant.

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              tvham Jun 17, 2010 12:26 PM

              Bix is a good call for classic cocktails. If you want something a bit more innovative, 15 Romolo

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              Bix
              56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

              15 Romolo
              15 Romolo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133

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                SteveG Jun 17, 2010 01:53 PM

                What you've heard is true, in my experience. Great, carefully thought out complex cocktails in a comfortable, reserved, and luxurious setting.

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