Hobson's Choice

a rum bar

rum n. Fiery liquors that produce madness in abstainers.

1601 Haight St. (at Clayton)
San Francisco, CA 94117

During the eighteenth century, Rum became England's most popular spirit. As Rum was brought back from the new colonies, the British realized its inherent appeal and ability to be mixed into fantastic concoctions known as punch. By the end of the century, in almost every living room, inn or pub, a punch bowl appeared. Thus blossomed "Punch Houses." They were relaxing environments, plentiful of couches, colors and Victorian flair.


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It is from this environment that Hobson's Choice draws its influence.

See our classic cocktails listed below:


Myers Platinum, Mt. Gay, and Whalers Dark Rum, with lemon, lime and pineapple juices. More than two and you may become one!


Hobson's kickstarted this Caribbean cocktail craze in San Francisco; fresh mint, sugar, and lime juice muddled together, Bacardi Limon with a splash of soda- you've got a classic in your hand!


Myers' Platinum, Myers' Dark, and Cruzan Dark rums, orange and pineapple juices Amaretto and Kahana Macadamia Nut Liqueur. A Hawaiian favorite?


Cachaca, lime wedges and sugar served over ice. A legendary Brazilian pick-me-up!

Gosling's Daiquiri

Gosling's Black Seal Rum, fresh lime juice, sugar, served in a martini glass

Cuban Special

Bacardi Limon Rum, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, and pineapple juice

Dark and Stormy

Gosling's Black Seal Rum and Cock and Bull ginger beer

Barbados Punch

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and Triple Sec, lime and pineapple juices, topped off with Cruzan Coconut Rum. Escape to the tropics without leaving the City

Bahama Mama

Cruzan Coconut and Banana rums, Kahlua, pineapple juice and sweet & sour. The drink Mama warned you about


We have the largest selection of any bar in the country.

Our collection of rums changes weekly and is dependent on such variables as availability, popularity, and staff consumption! See below for a comprehensive list. And don't forget to bring us a bottle from your favorite destination...

Below you can view our collection of rums by location.

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