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Get Bitter at These Amazing San Francisco Bars

Many San Francisco bars have grown bitter—in the best possible way. Just look at these signature cocktails they’re pouring. Each one has an irresistible bite of bitterness, thanks to Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter Liqueur. Try one of them today. There’s no better time to make bitter choices.

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The 23 Essential San Francisco Bars:
Spring 2018

San Francisco has been a pioneering drinking town since its inception. From its Barbary Coast beginnings to its last 15 years as a leader in the 21st-century cocktail renaissance, the City by the Bay is a place that knows its drinks. Any collection of notable bars is entirely subjective. Still, it’s hard to argue that these 23 spots are anything but essential—the kind of places that make San Francisco a destination for drinkers from across the world.—Virginia Miller

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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How to Create a Drinks Menu That Keeps Costs Down but Keeps Guests Excited

Imagine you’re the first-time owner of a new bar that’s about to open. You have a space, a staff, maybe even a theme, but you’ve just about used up your launch budget and need to start earning some cash. The last step: the menu. How do you craft a cocktail list that keeps costs down […]

Discover How 38 Bartenders Became Tequila Herradura Legends

Follow the path of 38 bartenders who won a trip to the last true tequila-producing hacienda

Where Will You Be Celebrating Old Fashioned Week?

Choose wisely: More than a thousand bars are participating in 2018.

Get Bitter at These Amazing San Francisco Bars

Many San Francisco bars have grown bitter—in the best possible way. Just look at these signature cocktails they’re pouring. Each one has an irresistible bite of bitterness, thanks to Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter Liqueur. Try one of them today. There’s no better time to make bitter choices.

The Definitive Guide to San Francisco’s Best Highballs

Think scotch isn't for Fall? Think again. It’s a delicious introduction to whisky and a refreshing change for scotch aficionados. Wherever you fall on the whisky spectrum, you’ll want to try the intensely smooth highballs being poured at bars all over San Francisco. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Highballs are the perfect way to switch things up this Fall. Sponsored by The Glenlivet

Travel Around The World Drinking Gin In New Dream Job

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Californians Rejoice. In-N-Out Flavored Beer Is a Thing.

A San Francisco brewery tried to release In-N-Out flavored beer, but were quickly met with a cease and desist.

What Happened at the Beluga Signature Creative US Finals

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Annemarie Roberts Wins the Sandeman Bartender Competition

Her Cape of Good Hope cocktail helped her surpass the six other finalists.

The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Summer 2018

It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in San Francisco all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Virginia Miller

*Bars are listed alphabetically.