You don’t go to a bar to read.
Meet up with friends, make new ones, get less sober—but not read.
So you’ll approve of a bar foregoing menus altogether in order to customize each cocktail to your
, a closet-sized cocktail sanctuary with skilled barmen at the ready to tailor,
create and all-around personalize cocktails precisely for you, opening Thursday in the Tenderloin.
If you feel most comfortable drinking unique cocktails in a plush, dark library
in what looks like a late-19th-century barrister’s Victorian
mansion, then you hit the jackpot with this place.
It’s a sliver of an unmarked space, so the best way to identify it is by looking for a flickering lantern
above the door (if it’s not lit, they’re not open). Make your way inside to one of six tractor-seat
stools under the red-velvet ceiling and make eye contact with the bartender.
Your directions for him can be as general as “something sour,” as specific as “Manhattan, heavy
bitters, 1.5 cherries”—or you could just tell him about your day and he’ll pour you something you
didn’t know you needed.
And what they lack in menus they’ve made up for in rules. Basically, keep cell phone use to a minimum, and
jackassery is not welcome.
Their words, not ours.
761 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109