Spring has sprung in San Francisco. Whether it’s raining or sunny, there’s always time for a cocktail. Here are some of the most delicious and intriguing libations from around the City by the Bay. Cheers!
‘Carried Away’ from Nightbird & The Linden Room
Owned by Kim Alter, Nightbird is an elegant boutique restaurant that features aviary decor and whimsey. Their “Carried Away” cocktail features Caraway-infused gin, celery, Liquore Strega, and a hint of Meyer lemon. This tarte cocktail experience is sure to compliment any meal. Check out their full cocktail menu.
- Location: 330 Gough Street
‘Miso Bloody Mary’ from Tank18
The brainchild of Chase Henrikson, the beer, wine, and cocktails curated at Tank18 in SoMa include fine liquors and top-shelf ingredients. With a bit of adventure and ingenuity, the Miso Bloody Mary captivates the taste buds with its vodka base, kimchi liqueur, miso, kombu, and traditional tomato splash. Try this libation at brunch for a kick and a pick-me-up. More on the Tank18 cocktail selection here.
- Location: 135 Howard Street
‘Overheard in the Marina’ from The Brixton
Get away from the glistening technology of San Francisco at this rock-and-roll inspired hideaway. The Brixton brings a tinge of 1970s London to Cow Hollow. Their elite cocktail, “Overheard By” is a fun fusion of Tito’s, passion fruit, lemon, vanilla, orange bitters, and an added shooter of prosecco. Drink up. Check out their offerings.
- Location: 2140 Union Street
Cucumber Lemongrass Shiso Kombucha from Gibson
This lively restaurant in the heart of San Francisco offers a plethora of gorgeous cocktails with international ingredients. The Cucumber Lemongrass Shiso Kombucha is a refreshing drink infused with koji yeast, preserved yuzu, and shochu (a distilled Japanese alcohol.) For more on their menu and cocktails.
- Location: 111 Mason Street
Culture Club from the Virgin Hotel
From local cocktail guru Tommy Quimby, the Virgin Hotel SF is sure to have one of the coolest bars in the city. Inspired by rock-and-roll, the Culture Club cocktail is a refreshing splash of effortless style. With Spring 44 gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, hibiscus, and blood orange over ice, it’s the perfect fit for a spring evening on the town. Explore Virgin Hotels here.
- Location: 250 4th Street
The Last Pharaoh from Michael Mina SF
Chef Michael Mina is a culinary legend, and his unique brand of cocktail menu, dubbed the Spice Trail, is full of gorgeous infusions and concoctions. The Last Pharaoh boasts a luxurious combination of JCB Caviar Vodka, Ana Spice Syrup, yellow chartreuse and a hint of lime juice. Enjoy for a glamorous taste of the high life. See the full menu here.
- Location: 252 California Street