Newspapers like to hide things.
Poorly disguised superhero reporters.
Cocktail consumption lairs housed in old printing rooms...
Presenting Local Edition
, the former printing room of The Examiner
1950s-era cocktail lounge
from the Bourbon & Branch and Rickhouse folks, opening Thursday in the Hearst
This is not the kind of bar you walk into randomly on a Wednesday night after work. It takes a little
effort. A little elbow grease. A little “I want that perfect sidecar.” It also takes a date who’s into
high-end American whiskeys.
First off, there’s the matter of a reservation that you’ll need to clear the doorman and be escorted to
the basement. From here, you’ll be greeted with champagne cocktails in a gallery-like shrine to bygone
newspaper days. Printing artifacts and century-old papers are everywhere. Soak it all in.
Once seated at your table (topped using leftover marble from Hearst Castle), you can order cocktails like
the Remember the Maine
, or opt for bottled cocktails like a green tea/rye Artillery Punch
for the table. But for cart-driven service, rare selections like George T. Stagg whiskey will come decanted
tableside on a silver tray with all the proper accoutrements.
And at some point, you’ll probably want to secure an audience with the city’s only in-house historian
who works in a bar.
Tweeting from here somehow feels wrong...
691 Market St
(at 3rd St)
San Francisco, CA 94105