First there was Fernet, the industry drink-of-choice that took San Francisco by storm, showing up at bars around town on tap. Then there was amaro, launching a generation of spritz and negroni drinkers, with a newfound love for bitter spirits. There was sherry and vermouth, taken from the bars of Spain and showcased on bar and restaurant menus around the city.
It's important to have a go-to neighborhood bar. One where you can feel comfortable, unwind, and know your bartenders by name. Of course, sometimes there are neighborhood bars that are worth crossing town for.
It's spring in San Francisco, and there's no better time to sip on a gin drink. Here are our four favorites, featuring local spirits and dynamic flavors.
Every good event deserves a space that feels like a gorgeous, glamorous, underground club hidden in an abandoned Tube station. A food menu of creative, elevated bar fare. The largest gin selection in North America.
We understand — some days, you need a good, stiff drink with your lunch. Maybe you're celebrating a birthday, or a big deal passed, or maybe you need to take the edge off of a tough morning. Maybe it's Friday. Or Wednesday. Whatever the reason, we've got you covered. Here are our four favorite places for a good, midday, mid-week drink... with a nice hearty lunch to soak it all up, of course.
We like things local here in the City by the Bay — our produce, our pantry goods, and of course, our wine and beer. But lately, we’ve been particularly excited about stocking our bar with spirits from local distilleries, where the quality is high and the regional influence is strong. Here are our three current favorites, perfect for all of your cocktail, rocks, or neat needs.
Can a beloved dive bar have a true second act? That's the question behind Holiday Cocktail Lounge in New York's East Village, opened (rather, reopened) this Monday on St. Marks Place.
Who needs a pumpkin spice latte when you can indulge in delicious, decadent, boozy pumpkin-infused drinks (sure to warm you right to your core)? Fall in love with the autumnul season all over again with the help of these three delicious concoctions, brought to you from top bars in San Francisco, Chicago: