It's possible that there's a correlation between having Absinthe as our neighborhood bar and deciding to start a cocktail blog. We're inspired by the commitment of the Absinthe team to the classic principles behind great cocktails, food and service combined with experimentation and innovation. They make delicious things, make us feel welcome and relaxed, and clearly love doing it.
Absinthe is where we take people when we want to share something wonderful. We check the chalkboard above the bar for new creations. We attend spirited dinners and flight nights. We consult their book, The Art of the Bar. And we geek out near endlessly about drink and food and all sorts of random topics with their fantastic staff.
10 years old and going strong, this is a must-visit for anyone coming to San Francisco. Pay attention to the curtain time of the nearby cultural hub and you'll be able to settle into newly vacated seats as the crowds rush off to the opera, symphony or ballet. Who knows, maybe you'll find us next to you, eating the amazing French onion soup and taking photos of our drinks.