San Francisco’s Most Stylish Speakeasies & How to Snag a Seat

San Francisco is known for its boundless array of world-class restaurants and bars. But what about those lesser known? When there’s a sense of secrecy involved, we tend to find it all the more appealing. Speakeasies are amongst the most coveted hidden gems in San Francisco, drawing insiders from both near and far to revel in classy cocktails and even better company. Since they’re hard to find, however, we’ve done the work for you. Get a glimpse below of our five favorite speakeasies around the city.

Uncle Harry’s

For those who live at The Harrison, you needn’t stray very far to take a seat at one of the most sophisticated speakeasies in the city. Set atop the 49th floor, Uncle Harry’s is a private, resident-only penthouse lounge with its very own speakeasy—not to mention one that offers unobstructed vistas of the twinkling Bay Bridge, marina and AT&T Park in a chic and elegant setting. Designed by Ken Fulk, this impeccably designed sanctuary in the sky is the ideal spot to kick back with a cocktail or host social gatherings and private events, among numerous other refined or informal occasions.

Uncle Harry's

Bourbon & Branch

One of the city’s most intriguing and secretive speakeasies, Bourbon & Branch in the Tenderloin offers a one-of-a-kind experience that will swiftly transport you to the Prohibition era. Reserve a table, buzz the door on Jones Street and whisper the password until someone opens it for you. From the time you enter until you leave, you’ll be captivated by its brick-laden ambiance, candlelit bookcases and expertly-crafted cocktails.

Wilson & Wilson

Did you ever think you could find a speakeasy hidden within a speakeasy? Once you’ve finally broken the code to Bourbon & Branch, make your way to Wilson & Wilson—a covert bar behind a large door in the speakeasy. The perfect spot for an intimate date, Wilson & Wilson has a handful of tables for two and a unique selection of cocktails served in teapots. Make a reservation, enter the same door as Bourbon & Branch and tell them your Wilson–specific password to gain entry.

Cocktail Mixing


Once a members-only speakeasy, Marianne’s is now open to the public—at least for those who are able to find it. Located in the back of The Cavalier, Marianne’s was designed by our very own Ken Fulk, so you know it’s just as sophisticated and transportive as Uncle Harry’s. Reserve a table at one of their private booths or communal lounge areas and enjoy incredible cocktails while enveloped by vintage rock n’ roll vibes—an homage to Marianne Faithfull.

The Hogshead Reserve

Another bar within a bar, The Hogshead Reserve is tucked away in The Barrel Room, a wine bar and shop in the Financial District. Make your way past the tiny, cash-only bar and take the staircase that leads downstairs into this lesser-known speakeasy. Once a bank vault, the room offers cozy and cosmopolitan vibes in its firelit, leather-clad setting. Grab a glass of whiskey and feel transported to an entirely different era.


Meet Residence 42B: Corner 3-Bedroom With Bay Bridge Vistas

From The Harrison’s remaining available residences comes this corner three-bedroom soaring 500 feet above SoMa and set to unrivaled city and Bay Bridge vistas. The abode comes brimming with sublime interior design finishes, inclusive of diagonal-planked Siberian Oak floors, polished white slab Carrara marble countertops and unlacquered Waterworks brass fixtures, all whilst set to unparalleled vistas. Set high above the city, yet moments from San Francisco’s most sought-after restaurants, shops and local attractions, this residence brings to fruition a deluxe lifestyle marked by five-star amenities, 24/7 concierge service and inimitable details selected by renowned designer Ken Fulk.


Upon entering the foyer, the fluid floor plan draws one into the kitchen—complete with Studio Becker Ash Molina cabinetry, polished Carrara marble counters and Bertazzoni and Subzero appliances—and the adjacent dining and living rooms. Embraced by floor-to-ceiling windows, this integrated living and dining space captivates from sunrise to sundown with unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge just beyond.

Living Room

From the living area, one can access the home’s balcony, which serves as the ideal spot to unwind and revel in city views while high above the bustle below. Two of the home’s bedrooms are en-suite including the master, replete with high-end decorative finishes, a lavish spa-like bath and expansive San Francisco views.

To the right of the foyer lies the home’s third bedroom, featuring impeccable Bay Bridge views. Sophisticated in setting yet casual in layout, this residence presents a rare opportunity to escape the hustle of urban living and dwell both comfortably and beautifully.

Learn more about The Harrison’s residences, explore the neighborhood or inquire about this particular floor plan.

Where to Find Serene Green Within 5 Miles of The Harrison

Finding a quiet space to sit back and relax in San Francisco is rather simple. In fact, the city is ranked amongst the best locales in the country for its array of parks. So, whether you’re looking for a stretch of grass to host a picnic or a shady spot beneath a cherry tree to catch up on your favorite read, you can rest assured that you’ll find it within five miles of your doorstep at The Harrison.

Yerba Buena Gardens

Just moments from your Harrison abode lies one of the city’s most peaceful botanical destinations: the Yerba Buena Gardens. Located between Third & Fourth and Mission & Folsom Streets, Yerba Buena Gardens is the ultimate spot to find green relief and celebrate cultural diversity amid a pristine landscape. Make your way through the butterfly garden and into the five-acre Esplanade, where the sounds of falling water and scents of foliage will immediately put your mind at ease.

Yerba Buena Gardens*Photo Courtesy of Yerba Buena Gardens

Rincon Park

Often the most tranquil spaces are those lesser-known. So, if you’re searching for a quiet place to unwind without distraction, head to Rincon Park. Just moments from The Harrison, this green retreat in South Beach boasts a prime waterfront location and an iconic bow-and-arrow sculpture known as Cupid’s Span. Bring your pup, a book and take it easy in the San Francisco sun.

Cupid's Span

Golden Gate Park

Complete with an impressive 1,017 acres, Golden Gate Park is amongst the most popular parks in the United States. Here, the opportunities to explore or relax amid a lush sanctuary are endless. Stroll through the tranquil San Francisco Botanical Garden, find zen in the Japanese Tea Garden or admire a colorful variety of tropical flowers and plants from around the world in the Conversatory of Flowers. Golden Gate Park is, without a doubt, the city’s most coveted spot to retreat from urban living.

Japanese Tea Garden*Photo Courtesy of Golden Gate Park

Washington Square

One of the city’s first parks, established in 1847, Washington Square in North Beach has the sure capacity to transport you. The lively oasis is a the community’s unofficial gathering spot where residents revel in festivals, free movies nights and other celebrations throughout the year. Bring a blanket, relax on the lawn, play with your pup and toss a frisbee for a true San Francisco escape.

Washington Square*Photo Courtesy of Culture Trip

Dolores Park

Set amidst a vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood, Dolores Park is the go-to spot for San Franciscans on the weekend. Offering 16 acres, the park is teeming with open green space, two off-leash dog areas, a soccer field, six tennis courts and more. So, whether you want to break a sweat or host a picnic with friends—all whilst set to stunning San Francisco views—Dolores Park is amongst the most sought-after places to do so.

Dolores Park*Photo Courtesy of Trover

Signature Details: The Smallest Intricacies of The Harrison’s Largest Penthouse

Soaring 500 feet above the city below, The Harrison’s 17 luxurious penthouses are undoubtedly grand. The Signature Collection includes 3-bedroom penthouses, each comprising half of an entire floor, as well as 2-bedroom penthouses, occupying full corners of the building’s west and east sides. The largest half-floor abodes boast an impressive 3,214 square feet, replete with sophisticated interiors and, of course, intricate details that give rise to an elegant sky-high oasis. Below, get an inside look into the little things that make our half-floor penthouse the biggest—both literally and figuratively.

Sky-High Views

The most intricate details don’t always reside within. In fact, one of the Signature Collection’s most awe-inspiring attributes sits just beyond its 100’ expanse of floor-to-ceiling windows. From this half-floor citadel, residents can revel in far-reaching Bay Bridge, city and marina views—offering one of the most unobstructed sightlines in all of San Francisco. With an inrush of natural light year-round, the interior becomes a sunlit canvas for any homeowner to realize their greatest decorative ambitions.

Bay Bridge View

Idyllic Interiors

If you keep your eyes peeled upon entering, you’ll note that diagonal-planked Siberian oak floors produce a soothing, neutral palette to use as a starting point for any interior designs. And like the flooring, custom Studio Becker Ash Molina cabinetry provides the ideal canvas to complement incoming light. Just as subtly impressive are the white slab Carrara marble countertops, illuminating the kitchen for an epicure’s most-coveted domain.


Sophisticated Features

Throughout the penthouse, Waterworks unlacquered brass fixtures add a touch of subdued elegance in otherwise bright spaces. And, lest we not forget the herringbone tile that clads the bathroom floors or custom Mechoshade window treatments that afford the most comfortable escape from the day’s bookend. Here, life is elevated by the most understated luxuries. Everywhere you look, you’ll always be pleasantly surprised.

Master Bathroom

Learn more about The Harrison’s Signature Collection penthouses or inquire about a particular floor plan here.

Meet Residence 24A: One-Bedroom Framed By Twin Peaks Views

From The Harrison’s remaining available residences comes this one-bedroom floor plan with a luxuriously-appointed layout and far-reaching views of Twin Peaks. Featuring diagonal-planked Siberian Oak floors, polished white slab Carrara marble countertops, unlacquered Waterworks brass fixtures and a Bosch washer and dryer, the residence combines high-end finishes with matchless vistas. Set high above the city, yet moments from San Francisco’s most sought-after restaurants, shops and local attractions, this residence realizes an idyllic life marked by five-star amenities, 24/7 concierge service and inimitable details selected by renowned designer Ken Fulk.


Through the entry, one sets foot in the state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with Studio Becker Ash Molina cabinetry, polished Carrara marble counters and Bertazzoni and Subzero appliances. Neighboring the kitchen are the dining area and living room, sharing fluid layout that is ideal for both relaxation and entertaining. Here, floor-to-ceiling windows unveil extensive Twin Peaks views.


To the right of the entry lies the study, perfect for those who wish to work at home, and the grand master suite. Framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, the master delights in expansive views of the city below and Twin Peaks just beyond, affording one a sense of matchless urban seclusion.

Master Bedroom

The master retreat bath likewise captivates with deluxe details and a soothing neutral aesthetic. Replete with porcelain Herringbone floors, custom unlacquered Waterworks brass fixtures, casted-glass wall sconces and beautiful Carrara marble countertops and subway tiles, this bath realizes spa-like tranquility right at home.

Learn more about The Harrison’s residences, explore the neighborhood or inquire about this particular floor plan.

8 Things to Do in Napa Valley in May

At The Harrison, we enjoy many luxuries: well-appointed abodes, hotel-quality amenities, a peerless setting that overlooks the Bay Bridge. But, perhaps just as significant is our proximity to Napa Valley. Less than an hour and a half from your doorstep lies one of the most coveted destinations not just in America, but worldwide. Complete with more than 400 wineries and world-renowned restaurants, Napa dishes out the most ideal weekend getaway—even for those who aren’t wine aficionados. Below, get an inside look into eight events and attractions to experience this month.

Napa Farmers Market

Starting May 1 until November 20, the Napa Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday and Saturday at the South Napa Century Center from 8:30am to 1pm. For your next dinner party, head to the market to purchase Napa’s freshest, locally-produced fruits and veggies from over 60 regional farmers. Or stop by a chef demonstration to learn how to cook the latest, in-season dish.

Calistoga Food & Wine VIP Reception

On Saturday, May 10, Bennett Lane Winery will be hosting the renowned Calistoga Food & Wine VIP Reception from 6-8pm. Don’t miss this exclusive experience, where local wineries and chefs combine their talents to feature the premier tastings of Calistoga.

Outdoor PartyVisit Napa Valley

JaM Sessions

JaM Cellars in Napa is a wine and music studio that boasts an eclectic, comfortable space and music-driven wine vibe. They’re celebrating their 2nd birthday on May 12 so stop by from 10pm-12am to jam out with a chance to win BottleRock passes and any of their Butter, Candy Rose, JaM or Toast wines.

Mother’s Day Weekend with Veuve Clicquot

How else would you celebrate Mother’s Day than with Veuve Clicquot? From May 11-13, Meritage Resort and Spa will be hosting a weekend for mom, offering a master’s dinner in the resort’s exquisite vineyard setting, a sparkling reception and Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday.


Crush Challenge

The 4th annual Crush Challenge is back on May 12 to raise money following the wildfires for select charity efforts. Whether you join one of the incredible food and wine events, the private wine country cycling experience or decide to stay the whole weekend, the Crush Challenge redefines having fun for a good cause. Take a look at the different event locations here.

Spring Vineyard Supper

Clos Du Val, a Yountville Estate Vineyard, will be hosting a Spring Vineyard Supper on May 19 at from 4-8pm. Dinner will be served at a single long table down a vine row with seasonally inspired, family-style fare from Stag to be enjoyed alongside stunning Clos Du Val wines of the past and present.

Wine Vineyard

Falcor Wines Mardi Gras

Stop by Falcor Wines on May 19 from 1-4pm to celebrate Mardi Gras. The festivity will feature over a hundred pounds of Crawfish and Andouille Sausage shipped straight from New Orleans—with live music and wines to pair, of course.

Oyster Fest

On Sunday, May 20, Rutherford Ranch Winery will be showcasing their annual Oyster Fest, offering fresh oysters, a carnival, live music and games in their beautiful olive grove. From 1-3:30 pm, this is the perfect Sunday family activity.

BottleRock Music Festival

The coveted BottleRock Music Festival, held at the Napa Valley Expo, is a three-day celebration of great music, food, beer and wine. Starting on May 25, big name artists like Muse, The Chainsmokers, Earth Wind & Fire and Incubus will take the stage Saturday brings The Killers, Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol and more. And finally, Sunday, May 27, welcomes Bruno Mars, Halsey, The Thievery Company and others.