In a city full of dive bars, KoKo Cocktails is one of those tiny hole in the wall joints that you tend to overlook unless either a) your friend who lives in the neighborhood loves it and tells you to meet there for drinks or b) you’re out in a foreign neighborhood you’ve convinced yourself you needed to pop in one more bar on your stumble home.
Luckily the staff at KoKo seems to love just about everybody, so even if you’re just visiting their edge-of-the-Tenderloin digs you’ll get the same treatment as someone who’s worn a butt-print into a bar stool. And with Happy Hour specials like $2 PBR and Modelos, $3 well drinks and drafts, and a nightly special cocktail for 5 bucks you’ll probably wonder what you did to deserve such a cheap bar tab. (Last night’s cocktail special, for example, was a Hanky Panky – Gin, sweet vermouth and Fernet served up with a twist – surprisingly like a Manhattan!) On top of that they run a list of always-fresh-squeezed, always-$7 cocktails which will really spoil the thrill of spending $10 on fancy drink for you.
5pm – 8pm
$2 PBR and Modelo
$3 Drafts and Well Drinks
$5 Nightly Cocktail Special all night long.
Cocktail Menu always $7
1060 Geary St. between Polk and Van Ness [Tenderloin]
Photo via yelper Christopher K.