07/03/2012 03:01 pm ET Updated Jul 03, 2012

Fourth Of July In San Francisco: The Most Patriotic Cocktails In Town (PHOTOS)

San Francisco may not have been on the front lines of the American Revolution (as we pointed out earlier, our city was founded just a week before the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776), but we can still get plenty patriotic when pressed.

And since the first rays of San Francisco sun touch down just after June, nothing says "start of summer" like the Fourth of July. That is, nothing but a formidable Fourth of July cocktail.

Now, we've been known to throw back a PBR at Crissy Field with the best of them. But around town, San Francisco bars and restaurants have been shaking up some drinks that make us want to declare independence from cheap beer altogether.

Check out a few of our favorite spots that will be serving up red, white and booze all week long. (Bonus: you can make a few of them at home!)