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Craft Cocktails

A craft cocktail takes drinking up a notch. Find the best ones with the help of booze-savvy 'Hounds, discuss recipes for mixing yours at home, and share your favorite riffs on the classics.

This Scotch Whisky Cocktail Ruffles Your Hair

In honor of National Scotch Day on July 27, mix up this drink that proves Scotch whiskey isn't just for sipping neat. The whiskey cocktail is the point of origin for modern drinks. Its formula—spirit...

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Happy Hour @ Mezcalito | Russian Hill - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At Mezcalito, happy hour runs 5 to 6:30pm each day, Tuesday through Sunday. A few months ago I was walking by at the right time and decided to stop for a bite and libation. The Mezcalito burger...

Cocktail Bars in the 11th?

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by davidcotyalex 2 years ago

Looking for places within reasonable walking distance of the Charonne metro stop .... The two that caught my eye were Le 49.3 (http://le49-3.com/) and RPR le repaire de charonne (http://le...

Top Hatters Kitchen in San Leandro?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Opened in April . . . wondering what chowhounds think of this new neighborhood restaurant? Friends held a graduation dinner there last month and recommended it highly. Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar ...

Palette Tea House 彩籠 | Ghirardelli Square - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

No one was more excited than I about the news that Palette Tea House, an offshoot of Koi Palace and Dragon Beaux, would be opening in April on San Francisco's waterfront within walking distance for...

The Saratoga | Tenderloin - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Restaurant or bar? That seems to be the question posed about this newish eatery and popular watering hole from the Bacchus Management Group. I'd have to say that The Saratoga fills each slot capabl...

Kaiyo Peruvian Nikkei | Cow Hollow - SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Unexpectedly on my own for a night in the City, I took a walk down Union Street and landed at the then three-month old Kaiyo. The specialty here is small plates and sushi drinking food in the style...

SF Chronicle Timeline of Classic San Francisco Neighborhood Bars

patsully
by patsully 2 years ago

Very much enjoyed this special feature from the Chronicle. It's awesome to see the list in chronological order. I’ve been to a few on the list, but I’m curious if anyone has a favorite?

Quaintrelle | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Post the local cheese tasting https://www.chowhound.com/post/cascadia-creamery-organic-raw-milk-cheeses-washington-1075880 , a little shopping and a brief rest break, we soldiered on to Quaintrelle...

Range Life in Livermore

Multifoiled
by Multifoiled 3 years ago

A little background, courtesy of Eater: “A couple of SF restaurant industry veterans have settled down with Range Life, a new restaurant now open in more affordable Livermore. Sarah Niles, a forme...

Olympic Provisions Northwest | NW Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

After the performance at Lan Su Chinese Garden https://www.chowhound.com/post/tower-cosmic-reflections-teahouse-lan-su-chinese-garden-nw-1076092 , I checked out happy hour at Olympic Provisions Nor...

Toronto Reference Library to Union

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by fryerlover 3 years ago

Hi everyone, my husband and I will be attending Vision Quest this Sat at the TRL until about 2 PM. From there we will be headed to Union, however we plan to take our time and check out some local p...

Olympia Oyster Bar | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Olympia Oyster Bar has been on my radar to try since seeing a shellfish demo in Ensenada by Chef-owner Maylin Chavez who hails from Tijuana. I headed there post-Proud Mary nap, https://www.chowhoun...

Windmill - Cocktails on Clinton Street

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by mitchleeny 3 years ago

Windmill is the new venture from Sother Teague and Max Green et al. Sother is one of the mad geniuses behind the tiny Amor y Amargo (not that this place is much bigger) and Blue Quarter, was an o...

Ingredients in Grand Marnier?

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by ChervilGeorge 3 years ago

If you happen to have a bottle on hand (purchased in United States) would you mind checking the ingredient label and letting me know what's in it? I have an old bottle with a missing label and can...

Portland Maine

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by catciao 3 years ago

Hi All! I would love some insight regarding a birthday dinner in Portland. I'll be Downeast visiting old friends at the end of August-I used to live there-and have decided to stop in Portland for t...

Pride Sunday in SF

Multifoiled
by Multifoiled 3 years ago

Any good suggestions for a light bite and good cocktails on Pride Sunday in the city? Attending our first SF pride parade today. We have dinner reservations at Cotogna for 5:30. Knowing me, I’ll mo...

1880 Union Saloon | Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The Saloon in the 1880 Union Hotel was recommended to me for a drink and some bar snacks but I couldn't squeeze it into my brief time in town. Worthwhile? 1880 Union Saloon 362 Bell Street Los...

Norman Restaurant & Bar | Skyview Motel - Los Alamos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Dinner options in Los Alamos are fairly limited on Wednesday nights. Norman Restaurant & Bar in the newly renovated Skyview Motel is new and one of the few places that is open. I was alerted that i...

The perfect drink for any occasion

rawright
by rawright 3 years ago

Whether you’re out on a first date or enjoying a summer afternoon picnic with your best friends, it’s always time for a drink. Besides, isn’t it 5 o’Clock somewhere? Everyone has a favorite drink t...