Published Date:  Friday, March 1, 2019

The Daily Meal

2019 list of the “150 Best Bars in America”

#94 Redwood Room (San Francisco, California)

Brendan McGuigan

Since 1933, Redwood Room has been a hot spot for handcrafted cocktails and a glamorous California bar scene. Located inside The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, the Redwood Room interior features an enormous etched glass bar and the original redwood paneling, which was carved from a single redwood tree. Philippe Starck-designed lounge furniture and digital artwork add modern touches to the classic San Francisco bar. There are 23 cocktails on offer, including the Premium Redwood Room Martini (Fords 86 Co gin Or Ketel One vodka, dry vermouth, and blue cheese olives) and the Bay to Breakers (Union mezcal, Cherry Heering, ruby red grapefruit juice, and sweet vermouth). Hearty snacks include Chips & Poke (House made Kennebec potato chips with ahi tuna and wasabi aioli) and the grass-fed Clift Burger (cheddar, all the usual toppings, house ketchup, and mustard aioli).