From this week's Bouncer column:
You may not know this, but there is a bar besides the Tonga Room in the Fairmont Hotel. It sits at the back of the Laurel Court restaurant, which is off the main lobby. I stumbled into it after hiking up perfectly vertical streets for about five blocks, from Chinatown to Nob Hill. If you are one of the 30 percent of folks in this town who do not go to climbing gyms on your lunch hour, then your hindquarters will feel like mine did — a feeling akin to soaking your ass in a vat of Icy Hot and then being flogged.