The cocktail boom has introduced more changes behind the bar than fresh juices and homemade bitters; female bartenders, too, are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Showcasing the increasing number of women in the craft cocktail movement is LUPEC (Ladies United for Preservation of Endangere ... More >>
Lou BustamanteFew in the bar industry have been on such a consistent and stellar climb as Brooke Arthur. With a rare combination of remarkable talent, humility, and good nature, it's no surprise Arthur has been tapped to lead such high profile bar programs such as Range, Prospect, and now Charles ... More >>
Lou BustamanteSteven Liles shakes it up at Best of the WestLast 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 the East Bay Showdown were at the e ... More >>
Lou BustamanteThe cocktail mise-en-place at Beretta Making cocktails at home, much like cooking, gives you complete control over every aspect of the final product, allowing you to adjust and fine tune to your exacting standards--if you know what you're doing.
Cocktail classes will help. Not ... More >>
Lou BustamanteThe cocktail mise-en-place at BerettaTequila Cocktail Class
Where: Beretta, 1199 Valencia (at 23rd), 695-1199
When: Monday, June 13th, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: $85; for reservations call 415-695-1199 or email email@example.com
The rundown: Tonight, Beretta bar manager Ryan Fitzgerald c ... More >>
Lou BustamanteCocktail mise en place from a rum primer at Beretta.Making cocktails at home might be easy enough, but making them well is a whole different story. Trust us, after a long week of work, there's nothing better than staying home in your PJ's, drinking delicious cocktails and strea ... More >>
daisuke iida/FlickrCocktails for Japan
Where: Beretta, 1199 Valencia (at 23rd St.), 695-1199
When: Now through Fri., April 15
Cost: $11-$15 per drink
The rundown: Beretta bar manager Ryan Fitzgerald is featuring three drinks that pack a humanitarian buzz along with the regular kind. Proce ... More >>
Lou BustamanteCocktail mise en place from a whiskey primer at Beretta.There's something oddly charming about the month of January, the brisk days so full of potential and resolve that only a fresh start can bring ― or maybe that's just the hangover finally wearing off. Maybe you resolved to ... More >>
citysbest.comBeretta bar manager Ryan Fitzgerald.To be able to bluff a spirit-forward cocktail with even a fraction of the skill displayed at Beretta would be an accomplishment. It's not out of the question, since, starting in January, Beretta master barman Ryan Fitzgerald will share tips and ... More >>
Halloween is almost upon us. What better way to kick off the most spooktacular time of year than with a top-five list of classic cocktails with evil monikors?intrepidation/FlickrCorpse Reviver #2.Corpse Reviver #2: Because version 1.0 wasn't potent enough.
Our top pick has both a great name and ... More >>
Lou BustamanteLast night: Under construction at the Boothby Center.Last night's kickoff party at the Boothby Center (still very much under construction) was a total blast. Cocktail Week organizer the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail seized on the construction theme, with yel ... More >>
CUESA/FlickrBrooke Arthur.Prospect, the highly anticipated restaurant and bar project from the talented Boulevard group due for The Infinity building at 300 Spear might not be open yet, but tomorrow you'll be able to catch an early buzz from some of its cocktails.
Prospect bar manager Brooke ... More >>
CUESA/Flickr15 Romolo's Scott Baird.A word of warning to drinkers in the Bay Area this weekend: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, NYC's first-ever multi-day festival celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail, goes down May 14-18. What's that got to do with ... More >>
vidiot/FlickrDeragon is cofounder of the New York bar PDT.New York mixologist John Deragon from East Village speakeasy PDT is in the 415, guest bartending tonight at Beretta (1199 Valencia at 23rd St.). PDT, of course, popularized bacon-infused bourbon (an ingredient in its maple syrup-sweete ... More >>