Dives are a-dime-a-dozen in San Francisco’s Tender-Nob, so what is it about The Tunnel Top? Is it the long bar, upstairs nooks and cozy couches, the customer-contributed artwork, or the riddling racks that now grab the necks of scotches and bourbons? Is it the balcony, with its table-high windows looking out onto the Stockton Tunnel, where Sam Spade once hoofed it after thugs and dames? The drinks? Now you’re getting warm. Owners Harveen Khera and Ludovic Racinet have assembled some of the city’s most gifted mixologists and concocted a neighborhood-inspired cocktail list. Update your Negroni with a Miles Archer. Sip on a Dashiell Hammett with Fernet, Campari and lime. Or clean out your sinuses with a Wasabi Mary, the latest in liquid sushi.
This review appears in the print edition of the June 2008 issue. Like what you just read? Subscribe now.
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