Specialty Cocktails - Best of 2012

Published Apr 13, 2012

When it comes to cocktails, it's all about flavor and originality. Who makes the best?

2012 Winner

1. Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge

Voters Love

"Not only can you order a Sazerac, French 75, Pimm's Cup, Moscow Mule, Vesper Martini or many many more classic..." via Bill G.

Find It
1304 Lincoln Ave Alameda CA 94501
  • Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, Nightlife, Cocktails, Speciailty Cocktails, Specialty Cocktails, Craft Cocktails, 1304 Lincoln Ave Alameda CA 94501
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA
  • Walnut Creek Yacht Club, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Seafood, Speciailty Cocktails, Bar Bites, Specialty Cocktails, Fish Market, Craft Cocktails, Romantic Restaurant, Wine Bar, 1555 Bonanza St World Map Walnut Creek CA 94596
    1555 Bonanza St, World Map Walnut Creek, CA
  • Cantina, Nightlife, Cocktails Neighborhood Bar, 580 Sutter St San Francisco CA 94102
    3. Cantina
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    580 Sutter St, Nob Hill San Francisco, CA
  • Bourbon and Branch, Nightlife, Specialty Cocktails, 501 Jones St Tenderloin San Francisco CA 94102
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    501 Jones St, Tenderloin San Francisco, CA
  • Smuggler's Cove, Nightlife, Cocktails, 650 Gough St Western Addition/NoPa San Francisco CA 94102
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    650 Gough St, Hayes Valley San Francisco, CA
  • Bar ThreeFiftyFive, Nightlife, Specialty Cocktails, 355 19th St Uptown Oakland Oakland CA 94612
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    355 19th St, Uptown Oakland Oakland, CA
  • Trader Sam's, Nightlife, Cocktails, 6150 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    6150 Geary Blvd, Outer Richmond San Francisco, CA
  • Dive Bar, Nightlife San Francisco, Cocktails, 78 E Santa Clara St San Jose CA 95113
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    78 E Santa Clara St, Santa Clara County San Jose, CA
  • Rickhouse, Nightlife, Craft Cocktails, 246 Kearny St  San Francisco, CA 94108
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    246 Kearny St, Nob Hill San Francisco, CA
  • Martuni's, Nightlife, Cocktails, 4 Valencia St San Francisco CA 94103
    10. Martuni's
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    4 Valencia St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • 15 Romolo, Nightlife, Cocktails, 15 Romolo Pl San Francisco CA 94133
    11. 15 Romolo
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    15 Romolo Pl, North Beach/Telegraph Hill San Francisco, CA
  • Beretta, Nightlife, Cocktails, 1199 Valencia St San Francisco CA 94110
    12. Beretta
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    1199 Valencia St, Mission San Francisco, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    1106 1st Street, Napa, CA
  • Rye, Nightlife, Craft Cocktails, Tenderloin, San Francisco, 688 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
    14. Rye
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    688 Geary St, Civic Center San Francisco, CA
  • Buena Vista, Nightlife, Cocktails, 2765 Hyde St San Francisco CA 94109
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    2765 Hyde St, Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, CA
  • Harry Denton's Starlight Room, Nightlife, Specialty Cocktails, 450 Powell St Union Square San Francisco CA 94102
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    450 Powell St, Union Square San Francisco, CA
  • Easy Lounge, Nightlife, Specialty Cocktails, 3255 Lakeshore Ave Lower Hills Oakland CA 94610
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    Multiple locations
  • 83 Proof, Nightlife, Speciailty Cocktails, 83 1st St SoMa San Francisco CA 94105
    18. 83 Proof
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    83 1st St, SoMa San Francisco, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    1741 Telegraph Ave, Uptown Oakland Oakland, CA
  • Bliss Bar, Nightlife, Cocktails, 4026 24th St San Francisco CA 94114
    20. Bliss Bar
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    4026 24th St, Noe Valley San Francisco, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    155 Columbus Ave, Financial District San Francisco, CA
  • Swank, Nightlife, Cocktails, 488 Presidio Ave San Francisco CA 94115
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    488 Presidio Ave, Laurel Heights San Francisco, CA
  • Range, Food, Nightlife, California, New American, Specialty Cocktails, 842 Valencia St Mission San Francisco CA 94110
    842 Valencia St, Mission San Francisco, CA
  • Conga Lounge, Nightlife, Cocktails, 5422 College Ave Oakland CA 94618
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    5422 College Ave, North Oakland Oakland, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktails
    4401 Piedmont Ave, Piedmont Ave Oakland, CA
Contest Overview
  • 72,388
    Total Votes
  • 31,401
  • 172

The 2012 Bay Area A-List awards are based on more than 72,000 votes from local Bay Area-area experts.

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