San Francisco Bar Crawl: Bourbon-Spiked Cappuccino and Turn of the Century Cocktails

Hard Water Photo courtesy of Sonya Yu
By Kate Krader Posted May 07, 2014

F&W's Kate Krader identifies the three best neighborhoods in America for a cocktail adventure.

F&W's Kate Krader identifies the three best neighborhoods in America for a cocktail adventure.

Bar 5 at Coqueta
Sherry- and gin-based drinks are the specialties at the glassed-in bar overlooking the water at chef Michael Chiarello's new tapas spot. Pier 5, The Embarcadero; coquetasf.com.

Comstock Saloon
Jonny Raglin oversees this 1900s-style bar, which specializes in period-appropriate cocktails and snacks like corn hominy fritters. 155 Columbus Ave.; comstocksaloon.com.

Hard Water
Whiskey aficionados will find a remarkable collection at Erik Adkins's bar, including an extensive list of allocated and out-of-production bottles, such as Buffalo Trace Hot Box. Pier 3, The Embarcadero; hardwaterbar.com.

Tosca Cafe
April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman recently restored this old-school Italian dive with beloved cocktails like the bourbon-spiked house cappuccino. 242 Columbus Ave.; toscacafesf.com.

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