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The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Spring 2018
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The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Spring 2018

(image: Virginia Miller)

1.  China Live Cold Drinks

Off the heels of the opening of China Live restaurant and Bar Central in March, Cold Drinks (hidden upstairs) just soft-opened…
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2.  Charmaine’s

This glamorous new bar, along with restaurant Villon, at the new Proper hotel offers drinks from Josh Harris and Morgan Schick…
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3.  The Douglas Room

Mo Hodges and Brian Felley (of nearby Benjamin Cooper) make The Douglas Room in the boutique Tilden Hotel a downtown destination…
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4.  Gibson

Chef Robin Song’s open-fire cooking offers an inspired vision of what refined-casual dinners can be. Gibson is as easy to treat…
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5.  Junior

At the end of 2017, the Anina and Brass Tacks crew (Matty Conway, Anthony Healy-London, Josh McAdam and David Ruiz) transformed…
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6.  The Kon-Tiki

Palm fronds and bamboo remain in the former Longitude space, now The Kon-Tiki from Christ Aivaliotis and Matthew Reagan. Sip Tiki…
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7.  The Riddler

An all women-funded and mostly female-staffed Champagne bar on a cozy Hayes Valley corner? Yes, please. Wood-lined with big picture windows,…
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8.  Rusted Mule

Entering this 1908 brick-walled space, Rusted Mule (opened in February 2017) is a nautical, steampunk wonderland of dramatic chandeliers, metal and…
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9.  The Snug

Pac Heights newcomer The Snug takes over a lofty space with one long bar and standout bites from chef Brian Shin,…
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10.  True Laurel

Opened in December, True Laurel is already a destination-worthy bar. Take the chef (David Barzelay) and bar director (Nicolas Torres) of…
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11.  White Cap

Ocean Beach has never been a hotbed of quality cocktails, but that could be changing. In the sleepy Parkside ’hood, just…
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