Ihad expected the Big Rec Tap Room at 24th and Treat to be big. An amateur mistake. Both literary...Read More
Author: Benjamin Wachs
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
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
Distillations: Skylark is a large bar near a BART station. There’s a nautical theme. Everything else remains mysterious.
Large bars near BART stations are their own category. No matter what kind of bar it’s “supposed to...Read More