The Treasury opened in February and is already flooded with after-work FiDi crowds. It’s set in a lofty, historic 1915-era Beaux Arts building marked by marble tables, mahogany furniture and stained-glass globes. Industry vets who were pioneering the S.F. cocktail scene well over a decade ago—owner/restaurateurs Arnold Eric Wong (Bacar, E&O) and Phil West (Range, Third Rail) and bar director/partner Carlos Yturria (Range, Absinthe), alongside veteran bartenders like Reza Esmaili and Tin Roof Drinking Community’s Claire Sprouse—ensure a tight cocktail and food menu.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Yturria’s cocktails walk the line of approachable but elegant, finely expressed in the Bamboozled, in which essentially two ingredients—bright, fresh Pommeau de Normandie and nutty-dry amontillado sherry, accented by bitters—showcase two spirits geeks’ favorites in drinkable form.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: If you prefer a more chill scene, head to The Treasury later at night or early on Saturday evenings.