Published December 18, 2009
A Speakeasy Inside a Mission Dive
Making it a double is always a good thing.
This it true when it comes to your scotch, of course…and when it comes to the bars where you might
drink said scotch.
Welcome the Hideout
, a new bar within a bar at dive favorite Dalva, opening tonight in the
If the words "bar within a bar" just made your head spin, we understand. The bars beautifully coexist to
meet your complex drinking needs—it's like peeling an alcohol-soaked onion. So the next time you're
enjoying a few pints with the masses in Dalva's main room and feel an urge to seek refuge in a quieter space
with heavier drink, head toward the back through a dark hallway to this new speakeasy-style inner
There lurks a sultry crimson-stained den with leather banquettes. And at the bar's helm is expert cocktail
slinger Todd Smith (Beretta, Bourbon & Branch), hand pouring everything from Pappy Van Winkle 15 to
Mexican Coke to the bourbon-infused Creole Cocktail
—basically, a more artisanal selection
than you'll find at the bar out front. And if you bring enough friends, you can spill over into the intimate
lair just upstairs.
The Hideout at Dalva
3121 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94110