When Bloodhound opened in 2008 (making it 36 in dog years), that stretch of Folsom was a rather lonely one with a few outlier clubs and leather shops. The bar's success and longevity is certainly due in part to the bartending skills that owner Dylan O'Brien honed over the years, but also because it ... More >>
Neutral territory is not something you find very often in bars. But what if the bar sits in an intersection where the Castro, Mission, and Lower Haight all meet? Far enough away to be in none of them officially, but near enough to be in all of them is Blackbird, a bar that attracts some of the most ... More >>
Lou BustamanteDrink Without a Name #2Bar manger Joel Baker's just released fall cocktail list at the Burritt Room impressed us so much that we had to make this week's choice a rare selection of two cocktails--inspired perhaps by urgency of the news that Charlie Palmer is taking over the hotel ... More >>
NYC Bartender Ivy Mix
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: Ivy Mix from NYC's Clover Club and Lani Kai
When: Beretta on Tues., Oct. 25, ... More >>
Lou BustamanteKicking off Cocktail Week inside Anchor Brewery and DistilleryAfter 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.
Tonight's festivities ... More >>
Bloom, a new gin from the British distiller G&J Greenall, just hit the San Francisco market and you better hide your wife, 'cause it's coming after her lady pocketbook.
Last Tuesday Bloom debuted to U.S. audiences in San Francisco, via a presentation at Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts.
The ... More >>
Gin can seem like a simple, juniper-focused spirit, but two new gins illustrate how it can be more sweet or savory, and that it doesn't always have to taste like a hangover -- er, pine. Just delicious.
The No. 3 London Dry Gin ($39.99/750ml) by Anchor Brewers and Distillers, in conjunction ... More >>
uglyagnes/flickrPunch!Crescent Hotel First Year Celebration
Where: Burritt Room, 417 Stockton (at Sutter), inside the Crescent Hotel
When: Sat., June 4, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Cost: Free Bols Genever punch 7 p.m.-9 p.m., no host bar
The rundown: The Crescent hotel and the Burritt Room -- this y ... More >>
Lou BustamanteOld World Distillers' Davorin Kuchan will help Scott Beattie school you on gin.Where: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero)When: Sat., May 28, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.Cost: $50 online via Eventbrite; 21 and overThe rundown: Scott Beattie returns to the Ferry Building to ... More >>