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Schroeder's is a San Francisco German restaurant dating to 1893 that has just reopened. The cocktail program is done by Claire Jane Hunter formerly of Rye and Future Bars. The drinks look verrrry interesting. I look forward to giving it a try. Read more →

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Dirty Habit is the horribly-named bar/restaurant in the former Fifth Floor Restaurant space in San Francisco. The interior, though, is sexy, with space-age lighting and a huge new patio. You will want to drink there. I had a preview of many of the drinks (sorry, no photos) and they seem pretty split between super-fruity-friendly and serious cocktails, and it's easy to tell which will be which when you read the menu. There are also barrel-aged and shareable drinks, served in fun vintage glassware - and one served in a lunch pail. Dirty Habit opens on May 1. Menu below subject... Read more →

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Kevin Dowell (formerly of Wo Hing General Store, Zero Zero, Rio Grande, Starlight Room, and many other places) has taken over the cocktail program at Mission restaurant and brunch epicenter Foreign Cinema, as well as at the casual bar Laszlo in the front of the building. That means 3 new cocktail menus: One for each venue and a third for brunch drinks. And they all launch tomorrow, January 4. Customers drink a lot of cocktails at both venues, but this venus and its clientele aren't on the cocktail snob circuit, so Dowell has made an effort to keep the drinks... Read more →

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The newest restaurant from the Daniel Patterson Group is located in San Francisco but named Alta CA. It should be in soft opening mode any day now. The bar manager for the cocktail program is Ashley Miller, most recently of Hakkasan and TRES before that. Miller has put together a drink program highlighting seasonality, which is nice to find in San Francisco again with most bars focusing on the brown, the bitter, and the stirred. Miller worked with the teams at Plum and Haven in the East Bay to extend what they do there: make all the liqueurs, bitters, syrups,... Read more →

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From the folks at Range restaurant comes Third Rail, located in the Dogpatch area of San Francisco. The bar is scheduled to open in early December. "The thriving and revitalized Dogpatch area of San Francisco welcomes Range restaurant’s newest family member — Third Rail this December. The principals consist of Jeff Lyon, former bar manager at Range, and Phil West, Range’s owner and chef. Third Rail will focus on category-driven craft cocktails, local beers both on draught and in the bottle, and regional wines on tap. The design/build team from Paxton Gate has remodeled the former Retox Lounge space into... Read more →

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Earlier this week during Toronto Cocktail Week at the Drake Hotel, Joaquin Simo of Pouring Ribbons and I gave a talk about lower-alcohol cocktails called Full Flavour, Lower Proof. I attempted to make the world's ugliest PowerPoint presentation to accompany the talk, and I think I did a pretty good job. If you'd like to experience the joy and eye-ache that was the presentation, click through the images below. Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.