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Air-Conditioned Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

It's unusual to have air conditioned bars in foggy San Francisco, outside of hotels. So when it gets hot (if you don't live here, "unbearably hot" is 80F) people get weird and desperate. 


I decided to ask Facebook for advice: Which bars in San Francisco have air conditioning?  Here's what I've found so far:

  • Absinthe 
  • Bear Vs. Bull
  • Benjamin Cooper
  • Blackbird
  • Clock Bar
  • Forgery ("is nice and cool inside with or without A/C")
  • Ginger's
  • The Interval
  • Laszlo
  • Pabu
  • Parallel 37
  • PCH
  • Press Club
  • Rusted Mule
  • Rye ("We try to keep it at around 68/70")
  • The Saratoga

Let me know if you know of any more. 

Certainly more hotel bars will have a/c, so you're usually safe there. At least, safe that it will be cool, not safe that the drinks will necessarily be any good.



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