You’d be tempted to call The Madrigal an upscale cocktail lounge with elevated bar food, ideal for pre-and post-show imbibing near the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, Ballet, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and SF Jazz. And it is. But it’s much more. Debuting on Van Ness Avenue in December 2021 from Hi Neighbor Hospitality (Trestle, The Vault Steakhouse, The Vault Garden), The Madrigal feels like what the space should have always been. Read more →
Whether a gorgeous new bar with heartwarming food, new —and older— bars launching new menus, or one of The World’s 50 Best Discovery Bars reborn after a devastating fire, these five are worth drinking (and eating) at now. Read more →
This issue I cover three bartenders and global bars, featuring their cocktail recipes inspired by more unsung classic gin cocktails…
+ My opinion column on the state of gin and cocktail bars in the U.S. now: How Will We Drink in 2022?
Having visited over 20,00 bars around the globe, The Cocktail Lovers’ Change issue was about talking to nine special bars around the globe about how they are coping and changing in pandemic — and what their countries are doing around aid.
The latest in my NEFT Vodka column, which spotlights Californias best bartenders and bars including a special cocktail recipe from each bartender featuring this Austrian alpine-distilled vodka. Why Karri Kiyuna and the team she leads at Wildhawk in San Francisco set an example in team spirit, service and exceptional cocktails here. Other NEFT Spotlights: Nicolas (Nic) Torres of True Laurel, San… Read more →
Covering 11 standout national holiday cocktails around the US at Liquor.com, youll find my top national drinks on menus at these bars/restaurants:
The latest in my NEFT Vodka column, which spotlights Californias best bartenders and bars including a special cocktail recipe from each bartender featuring this Austrian alpine-distilled vodka. Why True Laurel and Nicolas (Nic) Torres craft not only some of San Francisco’s best cocktails, but some of the most humbly innovative drinks in the world: www.neftvodkaus.com/spotlight/true-laurel-sf-nicolas-torres.Other NEFT Spotlights: Karri Kiyuna of Wildhawk,… Read more →
Covering 7 standout frozen/slushie cocktails around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my top national drinks on menus at these bars/restaurants: — Beehive, San Francisco— Manolito, New Orleans— Downtown Sporting Club, Nashville— Adrift Tiki Bar, Denver— Best Intentions, Chicago— Pacific Hideaway, Huntington Beach (OC), CA— Bourbon O Bar, New Orleans Strangelove (Beehive, San Francisco, CA)The Mission district’s delightful Beehive is… Read more →