I walked into The Phone Booth on South Van Ness and 25th on a dark and cold night, expecting it to...Read More
Author: Benjamin Wachs
Distillations: Beer Nerds is a box, with beer, pizza — and company. And, sometimes, that’s all you need.
It was a rainy night and I’d been stood up by a super-extrovert, the kind of high-powered people...Read More
The bartender at the Latin American Club was in the process of making a long line of nearly 10...Read More
Ihad expected the Big Rec Tap Room at 24th and Treat streets to be big. An amateur mistake. Both...Read More
Distillations: Barrel Proof is an odd hybrid, with dozens of TVs … and super high-end cocktails. And it works. Sorta.
“Hey,” I said, before he went to make it. “So, I’m trying to figure this place out, and here’s the story I’m telling myself about it. This bar was founded by two guys, business partners, and one of them wanted to own a sports bar that would show all the other sports bars up, and the other guy wanted a chill-but-hip whiskey cocktail lounge. And instead of not making a bar together they just each did what they wanted to do, and this is the result.”
The bartender thought about it. “I like that story,” he finally said.Read More
Every time I’ve met a woman at The Royal Cuckoo, something unexpected has happened. I don’t think...Read More
A moment later, Gena stepped over and put shots down in front of them. They stared at her, surprised.
“I heard about the break-up,” she said, and walked away.
It’s one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a bar in a long time.Read More
Laura, an old-school San Francisco punk with dyed red hair, has been fighting with her landlords...Read More