Mission Accomplished

Beretta Opens for the Best Drinks in Town

Some hear Beretta and think gun or Chevrolet.

You, however, being unarmed and Chevy-free, will soon hear Beretta, opening tomorrow, and think late-night Mission hangout set to offer what's much more important in life: a good slice and a strong cocktail.

Beretta's small, relaxed, modern tavern feel will be easy to settle into—take your seat at the bar and order up a drink, because this place is all about the sharp slinging heavyweights behind the slab.  Cocktail giants Thad Vogler (Slanted Door, Jardiniere), Todd Smith and JonSanter (who recently left Bourbon & Branch in a cocktail coup of sorts) all under one roof and behind one bar might just make this spot the next wave in drinking.

Order the Single Village Fix, a house favorite made with Del Maguey Minero Mezcal and homemade pineapple syrup. We also like the Airmail (aged Haitian rum, Prosecco, honey) for its old-school champagne coupe glass, which, legend has it, was modeled after the breast of Marie Antoinette (that's inspiration for a toast if we ever heard one). The individual-sized Funghi Misti and Boccalone Artisan Salumi pizzas washdown well with a Nero d'Avola from the all-Italian wine list.

May we recommend this plan: cocktails first, pizza and wine second, and shots of El Tesoro or Los Danzantes Mezcal last.

In other words, make it a late night.


1199 Valencia St
(at 23rd)
San Francisco, CA 94110

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