Saul Sugarman

Meet Your Mixologist: Erik Proctor

The Mix bartender says SF could be doing more to help during pandemic

To taste or not to taste: Winery visit during a pandemic

A pleasant cheat day at Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley

Coronavirus does not take holidays off, but mistakes happen

I seemingly forgot the potential severity of being around strangers

As patios open for dining and drinking, what is acceptable risk for going out?

I watch people dine on patios without face masks, sitting less than six feet apart.

Keeping spirits up in a time of international crisis

Since beginning this column, I’ve joked a lot about how much my…

When should bars reopen?

San Francisco residents weigh in

What four Bay Area bar owners say about the future amid COVID-19

Bartenders share their thoughts on the outlook for their venues in the months ahead.

Pride cocktails: a recipe collection garnished with rainbows, grief, and joy

Here are some Pride-themed cocktails I asked friends in nightlife to mix up for me

Sequestered sipping cocktails brought to you by San Francisco bartenders

Besides having a drink while in coronavirus stay-at-home mode, you can virtually tip the creators and support your local bars

Jolene’s proudly rejects racism, sexism, phobias

‘I feel really fortunate to do what I love and to be able to live off of it’

Riptide: An everyman sort of bar in San Francisco’s Sunset District

‘What I enjoy about this bar is you can have an Irish construction worker sitting next to a drag queen, and everyone is happy and fine.’

Last Call with Saul: Francis Ford Coppola’s Cafe Zoetrope fulfills a cosmopolitan fantasy

Out on the corner of Kearny Street and Columbus Avenue is Café Zoetrope, a brightly-colored restaurant and bar

Last Call with Saul: Not everyone wants their drinks to taste like booze

Like many people, my first time drinking alcohol didn’t go well.

Fireside Bar: From dive to cozy hangout

“We felt the neighborhood could use a bar that wasn’t a dive bar that could appeal to a younger crowd.”