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Photo montage of American immigrants in the 19th Century

Our Story

EXECUTIVE ORDER is a 3,300 square foot, two level, American history-themed, 21 and older, cocktail and coffee bar, lounge, restaurant and event space located in downtown San Francisco, California, blocks away from the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center, the Union Square Shopping District, dozens of San Francisco’s finest hotels, a number of Fortune 500 and tech company headquarters and is at the base of the internationally-renowned URW Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre.

Its theme pays tribute not only to the nation’s Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and their benevolent acts and the higher ideals for which they stood: freedom from tyranny, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, equal rights for all, conservationism, creating a more fair and level playing field for its people and for business, the duty of government to help and protect its citizens in times of need, and most importantly to act as a catalyst for good; but it also pays tribute to an imperfect nation that is still a work in progress, that recognizes & celebrates the significant role that immigration and diversity has played in America's history, that emphasizes the importance of equal work opportunity for all to contribute to the greater good, and to promote action to form a more just society.

EXECUTIVE ORDER offers hand-crafted, artisan cocktails, spirits, beer, wine and coffee with an emphasis on featuring local distilleries, breweries and winemakers and emerging brands. It offers locally-sourced, sustainable small plates, reflective of the plurality of cultural backgrounds living in the City, perfect for large-scale events and the cocktail bar space.


We start by changing how things have "ALWAYS BEEN DONE." We go against convention. 

We are not a traditional, sit-down restaurant with dining tables, chairs, forks & knives. To minimize labor costs, which in turn allows us to provide lower or, at the very least, more competitive prices with our cocktail lounge counterparts in the immediate downtown vicinity, we do not employ servers to take your order table-side and deliver them to your table.

We ask that you start at the bar, have a conversation with the bartender, get recommendations and/or place your order. We'll make your drinks right in front of you. When your food is ready, we'll run it out to your table.

We are a cocktail lounge and bar furnished with cozy lounge seating sections with comfortable sofas, armchairs, and shadowbox cocktail tables that tell different stories about our country's history.

We also serve appetizers and small plates suitable for sharing, family-style, so everyone can try a little bit of everything rather than be forced to order an individual entree. We are all about sharing.

When you go to a traditional restaurant, you are immediately brought to a table and confined to that space for your entire visit.

When you come to EXECUTIVE ORDER, we WANT YOU to have the Freedom to explore and experience the whole venue- check out the artwork, the dioramas inside the cocktail tables, play a game of pool, sit or stand, interact with the bartenders, see and try any of the hundreds of spirits we carry behind the bar!

Hours through 6/15/24:

Sunday: 3pm - 9pm

Monday - Tuesday: 3pm - 9pm

Wednesday: 3pm - 10pm

Thursday: 4pm - 10pm

Friday - Saturday: 4pm - Midnight

NEW SUMMER HOURS Starting 6/16/24:

Sunday: 3pm - 9pm

Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10pm

Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 1am

Available 7 Days a Week for Private Events

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