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posted on March 22, 2017
Income Tax
review by John Lenart

A wine bar named after a classic cocktail, a bottle list that outsells by-the-glass selections, and a menu designed around the wine list: This is Income Tax, a new reason to head to Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Owner Nelson Finch ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
The Treasury
review by Erik Tennyson

The Treasury, set in the airy marble interior of the Beaux Arts Standard Oil Building, offers a pleasant escape from the packed streets of the Financial District. Unwind while sipping on a Smoke & Mirrors (Anchor Old Tom Gin, smoked tea, pineapple gomme, bitters). Or forgo the cocktails for ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Smuggler’s Cove
review by Erik Tennyson

Behind a wall of tinted glass on a quiet block in Hayes Valley, Smuggler’s Cove is a Tiki oasis that looks like it was decorated by Captain Hook after a few too many Mai Tais. The drink menu features more than 80 cocktails from every corner of Tiki-dom, as ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
review by Erik Tennyson

After stints at Bourbon & Branch and Beretta in SF, Jon Santer crossed the Bay in 2011 to open Prizefighter in Emeryville. The drinks lean toward brisk refreshment rather than spirituous weight, perfect companions to the large outdoor patio and the East Bay’s fog-free afternoons. Start with a Oaxacan ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Bar Agricole
review by Erik Tennyson

At Bar Agricole, proprietor Thad Vogler mixes fresh ingredients with a tightly curated spirits list that stresses small-production artisan products—it’s the spirituous equivalent of an indie record shop. Try the Ti’ Punch, made with the wonderfully grassy La Favorite Rhum Agricole Blanc and cane syrup sourced from ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Benjamin Cooper
review by Erik Tennyson

To find Benjamin Cooper, walk through the lobby of the G Hotel off Union Square, up a flight of stairs and through an unmarked black door. Hidden and unassuming, it’s run by SF bar veterans Brian Felley and Mo Hodges, and they clearly know their stuff. The cocktail ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
review by Erik Tennyson

Ryan Fitzgerald, one of AbV’s three founding partners, is the brand ambassador for Del Maguey and features an impressive range of the brand’s mezcals at this Mission District bar, side by side with a careful Tequila selection. You’ll also find rare Scotches from the likes of ...Read the full review

posted on October 13, 2016
Trick Dog
review by Lou Bustamante

The home base of the Bon Vivants, the cocktail and design firm run by Josh Harris and Scott Baird, Trick Dog is as famous for its menu design and conceptual hijinks as for the cocktails themselves, but the cocktails are what keep the place packed. A recent list took  ...Read the full review

posted on July 22, 2016
The Commodore
review by Bill Ward

It opened in 1920 as a speakeasy, and closed after an explosion in 1978. Now The Commodore is back, providing a superlative setting to get your F. Scott and Zelda on. The elegantly refurbished Art Deco rooms would make its heyday’s habitués, from the Fitzgeralds (who lived blocks away) ...Read the full review

posted on July 11, 2016
Bar Isabel & Bar Raval
review by John Szabo, MS

Reservations have been hard to come by since Grant van Gameren’s Barcelona taberna–inspired Bar Isabel opened in March 2013. It has managed to sustain excitement and loyalty among Toronto’s foodies with an elemental recipe of outstanding food (including classic platos like whole roasted octopus and Basque seafood ...Read the full review

posted on June 6, 2016
Shift Drinks
review by Kerry Newberry

Forget what you think you know about Portland—the city where fleece rules, bike shops serve pour-over coffee, and dive bars reign. (Well, bike shop coffee is true). The downtown bar scene is anything but divey, thanks to the example set by the First Page 1 2 3 Next Page » Last Page