Gary, his wife Libby and I ventured to The Alembic recently following dinner. It is a great bourbon, rye and drinks bar located on Haight. Their irish list was decent. They carry approximately 45 bourbons and 25 ryes including Pappy 15, 20, 23, several BMH's (both bourbons and ryes), Rittenhouse 80 and 100 proof, Weller Centenial, several BTAC's, Willets 22yo rye #1, etc. They also make several excellent traditional cocktails. Gary had a Sazerac made with the traditional "secret" ingredient and I had an Old Fashioned. They also pour some great beers too. Definitely worth a try when in San Francisco.
You know you're in a whiskey bar when the person next to you sits down and orders a Rittenhouse 100 straight up.