Oddjob is right in the midst of the burgeoning Mid-Market Gulch, where Twitter and Uber headquarters stand side-by-side and new condos, restaurants and bars are springing up constantly. Though a tech crowd (among other locals) frequents the bar, Oddjob is a self-proclaimed “low tech” place, where friendly, knowledgeable bartenders ensure high quality drinks with a chilled out, welcoming vibe, thanks to bar manager Joey Picchi. Watch for live music and DJs on the bar’s intimate stage or sip a beverage around an artistic drink machine designed by Bay Area artist Benjamin Cowden and dubbed The Corpse Reviver after the classic cocktail.
THE DRINK TO DRINK
Go for the elegant Witch Doctor: rooibos-infused Square One Bergamot Vodka, turbinado sugar, Fino sherry, lemon and Bitter Queens 5-spice bitters. Or try the herbal-bright Small Town Cop, combining that same rooibos-infused Square One Bergamot Vodka with port, lemon, poppy seeds and thyme.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Tuesday through Saturday nights, you’ll often catch Joey Picchi in Oddjob’s bar-within-a-bar, SRO, making custom cocktails to drinkers’ tastes (Note: This seductive bar is menu-less and cash only).