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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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A few weeks back I attended The Speakeasy, a play and a bar and an interactive experience in San Francisco. I recommend it. To get to the play, you meet a man in a public space near Civic Center, who gives you a secret map to the location. The location is a fake clock shop (this isn't spoiling things as that's on the website), through which you enter the theater. Inside there are several rooms, decorated with patterned red wallpaper and everything vintage, sort of like Bourbon & Branch. You're led to your seat, which is in one of several... Read more →

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

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 →

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

San Francisco bartenders are responsible for the creation of at least 24 different spirits, some available at retail and some reserved just for the bars. In the April 2014 edition of 7x7 Magazine, I have a story about them, with accompanying recipes online. Read more →

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

The Coachman opened recently in the space of the former Heaven's Dog. It's from the same owners - Charles Phan of The Slanted Door. I went in to drink my way through most of the cocktails on the menu - and a few that aren't yet. The space got an upgrade from the HD days, with a more open dining area and additional seating in a second alcove in the bar area. The space has always been dominated by the long bar carved from a slice of tree, but now it seems to allow more people to enjoy it. Heaven's... Read more →

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

Trick Dog bar in San Francisco has launched their latest menu. This time it's an an astrological horoscope wheel, with a different drink for each sign. Here's the back of it: And here are the drinks - click through the images for them all: Read more →

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