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Jun 16, 2010 03:22 PM

Cocktails before dinner at Quince

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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  1. 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.

    Bubble Lounge
    714 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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

      56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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        1. 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!

          Tosca Cafe
          242 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          Comstock Saloon
          155 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. 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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            1. re: rabaja

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

              56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

              15 Romolo
              15 Romolo Pl, San Francisco, CA 94133

              1. re: rabaja

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