About the Redwood Room
Located at The Clift
The intimate art deco-inspired Redwood Room is a San Francisco institution, newly infused with 21st-century elegance. Its glamour and subdued atmosphere are unsurpassed in the city, made more unique by the paneling that is said to have been carved from a single redwood tree. The etched glass bar, Starck-designed lounge furnishings and always rotating digital artwork are the talk of the neighborhood. Savor gourmet small plates and Liquid Art cocktails in this soothing bar that redefines “classic.”
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was adopted, repealing the 18th Amendment, which had outlawed the sale, transport and manufacture of “intoxicating liquors.” The very next day, on December 6, 1933, The Clift’s iconic Redwood Room opened to great acclaim. The now legal speakeasy was an immediate hit with everyone from local residents to national celebrities, due to the moody atmosphere, creative cocktails, dramatic redwood paneling, and eclectic mix of patrons.
The Redwood Room continues to be a hub for the San Francisco scene, and you can now find farm-fresh ingredients in the innovative small plates and bites by Chef Dawn Taylor Cole. The bar’s signature drinks have been local favorites since the day Prohibition ended, and today they may be infused with herbs from the hotel’s garden or flavored with honey from The Clift’s own rooftop bees.
Old San Franciscan ambiance with a modern and dress-to-impress flair.
Please no open-toed shoes, flip-flops or sandals. No baseball caps. No shorts.