An American Whiskey Bar

Large Party Request

Hard Water is happy to be a part of your special event! We can accommodate large groups with a half or full buyout.

- Maximum party size for a full buyout is 60.

- Maximum party size for a half buyout is 30.

- Buyouts start at 3 hours.

- Food and beverage minimum and room charge applies


Our space is perfect for standing cocktail receptions with heavy bites and open bar. Most of the seating at Hard Water takes the form of stools at the bar or at the two long counters that run along either side of the restaurant. The long counters provide some number of window seats, facing either the Embarcadero or the waterfront. Bookings for groups larger than 20 are considered half or full-buyouts. These will require additional planning with our event coordinator, who can be contacted by filling out the form below

For groups less than 20, a dining reservation can be made, without a minimum or private space (service charge applies). We can often accommodate groups, 12 or fewer, at one of our two tables, one of which seats eight and one which seats five. These tables are reservable, if some guests are willing to stand or use seats at the adjacent counter. (Please note we cannot split large groups across the two tables because of their location.) Finally, we offer table seating outside on the patio, weather permitting. Bar seats provide the best view of our magnificent whiskey wall, as well at the opportunity for a more intimate experience with our knowledgeable bar staff nearby to answer any questions. We will do our best to honor requests for seating at the bar but we cannot guarantee bar space in advance.

Please fill out the form here to request more information on large party bookings.

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