Union Square Cocktail Tour

Sip and Savor The Bay Area's Best Cocktails During this Two Hour San Francisco Tour

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About This Experience

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Explore the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square during this two-hour Urban Cocktail Adventure. You will discover the neighborhoods best bartenders as you explore three cocktail havens.

This tasty San Francisco Cocktail Tour begins when you meet with your friendly and knowledgeable Guide near the Hotel Serrano. From here, your Guide will escort you on a half-mile flat route to three different venues where you’ll enjoy generous samples crafted by some of the best mixologists in Town. Throughout the tour you'll meet bar owners, have the chance to speak with bartenders and industry experts. In addition to the libations, you will learn about the City’s role in the revival of the cocktail culture, as well as the origins and back-stories of the spirits in the cocktails.

So whether you are looking to learn more about the best places to enjoy a Cocktail in Union Square, for a unique gift or to enjoy a fun Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, this Bay Area Cocktail Tour is the Ticket!

Where It's Located hide

  • San Francisco, California

Who Is Included hide

The Union Square Cocktail Culinary Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There are typically 12 participants in total on the tour.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The San Francisco Cocktail Tours are offered on Saturdays, year-round, subject to availability. Tours typically begin at 5:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The Union Square Cocktail Tasting Tours have a length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2¼ hours.

Weather hide

The Cocktail Tours take place in all weather conditions.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably. Flat walking shoes and layers are recommended for this culinary adventure.

Additional Information hide

Participants will walk approximately ½ mile during the tour, on a flat route.

Tastings typically include:
Vanishing Lady
The famous Mr. Jones at Bourbon & Branch’s newest bar
A Spicy Tequila-based Poquito Picante cocktail

Price includes all tastings. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid Photo ID.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the experience no substitutions can be made and locations visited are subject to change.

Gratuities for your Guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event. Participants are encouraged to bring spending money as they will have the opportunity to purchase food and additional beverages.


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All changes to reservations for the Union Square Cocktail Culinary Tour Experience require seven (20) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.



Here at Experience Days we got the lucky opportunity to interview; Avital Ungar- Owner of ‘Avital Food Tours’, who specialize in sharing the stories of the people ‘behind the food’ in these unique San Francisco walking food tours. The walking tour features four iconic neighborhoods, including: the Mission District, the Haight Ashbury, North Beach and Union Square.

1) Please tell us a little about the history of ‘Avital Tours’ and how it got started?

I started my company in 2011. At that time, I was hanging out in the San Francisco Mission District, my friends and family lived in the Mission District, and there was so much innovation and creativity exploding in the neighborhood with regards to the San Francisco Culinary Scene. Simultaneously, I was pursuing my sommelier certification, and wanted to tell the stories of the chefs and restaurant owners through a unique culinary experience for locals – and the vibrancy of the Mission food scene was a great starting point. I realized that if I could build an experience for someone who lived in the Mission District to come on my Mission District Food Tour and learn something new – whether it was the story of the murals or 5 different types of oysters or the origin of the Mission-style burrito – then I knew that travelers seeking a local’s perspective would also enjoy it.

2) What is the best part of your Job?

I love that I can go out to eat and drink and call it “research.” My work is my play and my play Is my work – I love it!

3) Do you have any news about ‘Avital Tours’ or exciting information or a story you’d like share with our readers?

So many funny things have happened on tours – but I know guests are always shocked to find out that I drive a three-wheeler Meter Maid vehicle for a car to get around the city! Sometimes, its parked on our tour route, and I always love seeing guests reactions when they find out I’m not joking around. I did actually buy one at auction…

4) What do you think makes ‘Avital Tours’ experiences unique and special for customers?

Our core value as a company are: Breathe Curiosity, Take Responsibility, Embrace Quirky, Create Community and Build AWESOME Experiences – so we’re really focused on the small details of the tour and culinary experience from a local perspective.  Specifically, we build our tours from appetizer to entrée to dessert and throughout the experience guests are surprised and delighted by not only the food and drink, but by the stories, quirky personalities and chefs along the way!

5) What’s your most frequently asked question from customers?

Haha – I don’t know! “How do you stay so thin?” My answer is usually “I eat high quality ingredients – and drink lots of wine!”

Thanks so much to Avital for taking the time to talk to us and giving us an insight into these delicious tours! If you want to find out more information on these tours, then please click on the following links (for which we have quite a variety of).


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