Not very long ago, the opening of a bar with a menu full of 10 intriguing cocktails would have made a splash. (A bar with a menu at all might have even made wavelets). In the last few years, places such as the Castro's Churchill, the Mission's Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, SoMa's Driftwood, and Virgil's Sea Room in La Lengua have brought this model to precincts of the city that have always been dense with bars and clubs. It's been so successful that now, each neighborhood in San Francisco — every micro-hood, even — seems slated to get its own slightly upscale venue full of Cynar and Bénédictine. This is the age of the... More >>>