When it’s time for your bachelor party, San Francisco delivers the best. For an unforgettable night on the town, there are a number of bars and pubs that will make special event arrangements for your group. Some are old and some are new, but each offers a uniquely festive atmosphere for friends to gather for a special night out. 

Bourbon and Branch
501 Jones St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 346-1735

Make that special night a bit mysterious at the city’s most renowned original speakeasy just past Union Square. This highly rated bar pours the most sought-after aged scotch and bourbons. It offers semi-private event space for an unforgettable bachelor bash with your friends.  Their skilled staff also can help you to arrange catering upon request. Bourbon and Branch has been around since the days of Prohibition and is famed not only for its vintage ambiance but also for its secret tunnels and library, open only to insiders who know the password.

Johnny Foley’s Irish House
243 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 954-0777

This newcomer to the San Francisco nightlife scene has taken a page from the classic pubs of Ireland. At the eponymous Johnny Foley Irish House, enjoy an atmosphere that will transport you to Dublin with live music and delicious Irish-inspired cuisine. Johnny Foley’s faithful recreation of an authentic public house makes a perfect setting for a convivial bachelor party with all the bells and whistles. Be sure to ask about the Cellar Room and the Parlour Room for exclusively private-event options.

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The Brazen Head
3166 Buchanan St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 921-7600

This classic Marina district bar and restaurant is a local hangout with good reason. Juicy burgers and steaks plus a vibrant bar scene attract trendy singles and business types, with a packed house guaranteed on the weekends. Diners rave about the old-school decor, hefty appetizers, sliders, garlic mashed potatoes, oysters and seafood. The dining room is small and intimate, so ask for reservations for your group if dinner is planned. Note: The Brazen Head accepts cash only.

Bimbo’s 365 Club
1025 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 474-0365

Bachelors can’t go wrong in this swanky supper club that has the original ‘girl in a fishbowl’ still on view behind the classic art-deco bar. Top-drawer entertainment and plush banquette seating add to the friendly atmosphere of this large club in North Beach that channels memories of the Rat Pack. If the aura of Sinatra and DiMaggio mixed with great food, great music and long-time mixologists serving up top-shelf drinks isn’t enough, ask Bimbo’s private event staff for assistance.  They can set you up with a memorable evening.

Comstock Saloon
155 Columbus St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 617-0071

A classic Barbary Coast venue, this venerable bar in the Financial District has been reinvented with a nod to San Francisco’s heyday. Gatherings at the massive turn-of-the-century bar are lively and clubby with skilled barmen remixing modern versions of old cocktail favorites like pisco sours. Diners will appreciate the attentive service and inventive gourmet recreations of gold rush-era foods such as pickled eggs and chicken-fried rabbit, plus classics like Cornish pasties. Bachelors seeking private-event options and house specialties like punch bowls will be in for an unforgettable experience. Rave notices in the New York Times put this place on the national dining circuit.

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Mary Holman is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.