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  • Cocktail Events to Make Tuesday Feel Like Friday

    published Oct 25, 2011

    ​ Tuesday isn't a traditional day for partying it up, but with a couple of great sounding events tonight you might want to practice your excuse for calling in sick tomorrow. Guest Bartender Night... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Moonraker at Bar Agricole

    published Oct 21, 2011

    The beauty of making cocktails from old recipes is more than the rediscovery of forgotten flavors. It's also in the mysteries that inevitably come with their creation-- finding or making substitutions... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Comstock's Cherry Bounce

    Drink of the Week: Comstock's Cherry Bounce

    published Oct 14, 2011

    Necessity is the mother of invention--and also of cocktail recipes. When Comstock started making brandied cherries in house, the left over "juice" was so tasty that it demanded to be made into a cockt... More >>

  • The Jalisco Cobbler Radiates Summer Sun

    The Jalisco Cobbler Radiates Summer Sun

    published Oct 07, 2011

    We'll admit that we're cocktail nerds--er, connoisseurs--and while we readily enjoy nuanced and complex cocktails, we most appreciate the kinds of drinks that find the balance of accessibility with an... More >>

  • Mission: Battleship Puts the 'Eat' in Fleet Week

    published Oct 06, 2011

    Where: S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, Embarcadero (at Taylor) When: Thurs., Oct. 6th, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cost: $30 online; 21 and over. Food and drink not included in entry price. The rundown: Fleet W... More >>

  • WhiskyWeek Whets your Thirst for WhiskyFest

    published Oct 04, 2011

    WhiskyWeek, the five days leading up to WhiskyFest, could be mistaken for a warm up to the grand whisk(e)y tasting event on Friday, but for us, it offers some of the most varied and interesting whisk(... More >>

  • WhiskyFest's Arrival Gives Us Wood (Oak, That Is)

    published Sep 30, 2011

    ​Where: Marriot Hotel, 55 Fourth St (at Mission) When: Fri., Oct. 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $135 online, VIP tickets sold out The rundown: Whisk(e)y often carries with it an unnecessary intimidat... More >>

  • Cocktail Week Events This Weekend, Sept. 24-25

    published Sep 23, 2011

    The final two days of cocktail week are jam-packed, with awards, seminars, and parties. Once it's done, we're doing a cleanse, eating some vegetables, and getting our livers back in shape for in time ... More >>

  • Cocktail Week Events for Friday, Sept. 23

    published Sep 23, 2011

    Last night's Best of the West event had some great cocktail surprises, including a smoked peach and Bourbon cocktail from Chris Dooley of Ella (Sacramento). The only misstep was that this event and th... More >>

  • Cocktail Week Events for Thursday, Sept. 22

    published Sep 22, 2011

    Last night's Shaker & Flask event was like being in a picturesque fun house--the gorgeous space, old bric-a-brac, and the dozen or so stations with bubbling and smoking cocktail experiments magnifying... More >>

  • Cocktail Week Events for Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Near-Sellouts

    published Sep 21, 2011

    If you didn't manage to make it out to the cocktail pairing dinners last night, there are more coming up this Cocktail Week, along with a whole day's worth of drinking today. Lydia Reissmueller was ki... More >>

  • Cocktail Week Events for Tuesday, Sept. 20

    published Sep 20, 2011

    After a kickoff night Monday with perfect weather, and more people wanting to attend than there were tickets to be had, San Francisco Cocktail Week continues today with a much broader schedule. Tonig... More >>

  • Cocktail Week Events for Monday, Sept. 19

    published Sep 19, 2011

    The bad news about Cocktail Week is that events are starting to sell out. The good news is twofold: tickets are still available for many, and more events are being added, so keep an eye out here for t... More >>

  • 5th Annual SF Cocktail Week Arrives--Immediately Followed by Hangover Week

    published Sep 16, 2011

    Monday, Sept. 19 is the official start of San Francisco Cocktail Week, a weeklong celebration of the Bay Area's cocktail culture, history, and staggering thirst. Running through Sunday, Sept. 25, sche... More >>

  • Ministry of Rum Spreads its Cane Spirit Gospel

    published Sep 15, 2011

    Where: Miss Pearl's Jam House, 1 Broadway (at Water) Oakland, 510-444-7171 When: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Cost: $50, tickets and complete rum listing online The rundown: The Ministry of Rum... More >>

  • Encanto Pisco Stars Tonight at Bar Adagio's Free Cocktail College

    published Sep 08, 2011

    Where: Bar Adagio, 550 Geary (at Taylor), 775-5000 When: Thurs., Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost: Free! but you must RSVP: The rundown: Bar Adagio's Cocktail College, th... More >>

  • Starlight Room Cocktail Preview

    published Sep 06, 2011

    Opening tonight at 6 p.m. (until midnight) is the revamped incarnation of Harry Denton's Starlight Room sporting a new dance floor, plush furniture, and an inventive cocktail menu. We caught up with... More >>

  • New St. George Spirits Gin Tastes Like a Walk in the Woods

    published Sep 06, 2011

    There is no other sense that can transport us as quickly as scent--a quick whiff of an old flame's trademark perfume, or the chalkboard smell of a classroom has the power to abruptly flood our brain w... More >>

  • Rickhouse Cocktails--Fast and Delicious

    published Aug 31, 2011

    It took Rickhouse winning "Best High Volume Cocktail Bar" at this summer's Tales of the Cocktail to remind us that we hadn't been to the bar in about a year. With a handful of key players from the cre... More >>

  • Acme Bread's Edible Schoolyard Loaf

    published Aug 30, 2011

    Chez Panisse's 40th anniversary celebrations crested last weekend with educational activities, dinners, and celebrations, but the party favor that really caught our eye was the new Edible Schoolyard L... More >>

  • Bar Popup: Jupiter Olympus Takes Over Acme Bar

    published Aug 26, 2011

    Where: Acme Bar, 2115 San Pablo (at Addison), Berkeley, (510) 644-2226 When: Mon., Aug. 29, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost: $10 per cocktail The rundown: A new venture called Jupiter Olympus by barmen Morgan... More >>

  • SF Cocktail Week Preview Wednesday at Ferry Plaza

    published Aug 23, 2011

    Where: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero) When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 5:30-8 p.m. Cost: $45 online via Eventbrite; 21 and over The rundown: We're counting down the days to ... More >>

  • A Peek at the Upcoming Starlight Room Cocktail Program

    published Aug 22, 2011

    With the closing and renovation project at Harry Denton's Starlight Room in July came news that former Zero Zero bar manager Joel Teitelbaum would be taking the reigns of the cocktail program. SFoodie... More >>

  • SF Street Food Fest Cocktail Preview

    published Aug 18, 2011

    We've been bringing you previews of the 3rd annual Street Food Festival all week with our picks of the best bites to try and a look at the prep involved for the event. Now we bring you the rundown on ... More >>

  • Whiskey & Waxing Contest Seeks SF's Best Beards and Mustaches

    published Aug 12, 2011

    Where: Comstock Saloon, 155 Columbus (at Kearny), 617-0071 When: Mon., August 15, 7 p.m. contestant registration, competition at 8 p.m. Cost: $5 Boothby cocktails, sidecars, and tastes of St. George... More >>

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