San Francisco bars

Cafe Du Nord returns with masterful cocktails

The Bon Vivants are at it again. The cocktail trio have taken…

 

At Hawker Fare, take your perfectly paired cocktail upstairs or downstairs

In a city as cramped and expensive as San Francisco, businesses need…

 

The rise of the beer bar in SF

With a full-scale liquor license, called a Type 47 and costing upward…

 

Big 4 might be a small bar but it's big on history

There's a lot of history tucked into the tiny bar and restaurant…

King of craft cocktails is back on the SF bar scene

Kevin Diedrich is putting drinks in the glass that will awaken even…

Bar closings and openings around SF

If you ever had the privilege of stepping into Big, then you…

Brewcade brings SF classic video games over a beer

With its rows of lovingly preserved, vintage coin-op machines, the recently opened…

California Historical Society pays tribute to SF's cocktail legacy

In today's age of advanced drinking and complicated cocktail recipes, it's nice…

Early SF cocktail renaissance adopter Elixir has grown up

I remember the first time I stepped into Elixir. I was fairly…

How to stick out in the saturated SF bar scene

The common line around San Francisco these days is that there are…

Musings, observations, news and a sip of history in San Francisco

On a recent walk through the Old Barbary Coast area with Cantina…

Silver Crest: It’s a bar, it’s a diner, it’s a doughnut shop — and it never closes

It's Sunday night just before last call and I'm eating a cinnamon…

Saying goodbye to SF’s Empress of China

I'm the self-proclaimed king of Chinatown. About six months ago, I moved…

Commissary kitchen concept comes to SF cocktail world

When people think of a commissary kitchen, they often envision a space…

Broken Record bartender will help you mine the vast whiskey offerings

Some of the dart champion pseudonyms commemorated on the plaques in Broken…

Photographer Kelly Puleio finds sex appeal in cocktails

Kelly Puleio has always felt comfortable behind a camera. At 17, she…

New SF gastropub Barrel Head Brewhouse is doing boozy things with beer

I enjoy seeing bartenders making their rounds about San Francisco, starting programs…

Celebrate tequila and new and old bars in SF this week

Thursday is National Tequila Day, and Alchemist near AT&T Park is celebrating…

In an ever-changing SF, the Hotel Utah Saloon remains the same

It’s a few days after the Fourth of July and I’m hanging…

SF native defies the odds — and her kin — with drink syrups venture

Ever since she was a child, Victoria D’Amato-Moran was told by her…