We stopped in on a recent evening, when sheets of rain streamed down on the Embarcadero and almost formed an impromptu river for our imaginary pirate ship to sail down. Once inside, we were rewarded with warmly balanced cocktails, served in the shadow of a blackboard touting quotes by two of our favorite late luminaries, Oscar Wilde and Notorious B.I.G.
Particularly delightful was a Green Eyed Monster of Hendrick's gin, green Chartreuse, jalapeño, lemon, and sage, from the "tippler" section of the drink menu. The herbal vivaciousness of the Chartreuse is a lovely foil for the pepper, effectively neutralizing its heat while highlighting its other flavors.
Lafitte Pier 5 (at the Embarcadero), 839-2134