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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.

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Slice of life: Outside Aramex restaurant, the Mission is gentrifying. But not in here.

On a recent hot Friday afternoon, the Aramex restaurant near 16th and Mission Street is bustling with action. Noise from the street bleeds in, mixes with the sounds of deep fryers cooking baskets full of chicken while merengue plays from a bluetooth speaker in the kitchen and industrial fans blow the warm air outward. It’s warmer inside Aramex than the rest of the Mission by at least two degrees.

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What To Do

Fri 13
Fri 13

Little Mission Studio: LMJB & LMS Holiday Concert!

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 13

18 Reasons: Paste di Natale: Lasagna Primer

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 13

Roxie Theater: Staff Pick: Gremlins (in 35mm)

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm