SF Cocktail Week, May 11-18



Starting Monday, the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail presents its third annual celebration of boozy elixirs at various spots around town. All events are 21 and over (natch).

Monday, 5/11:

  • 6:00-9:00 p.m., Le Colonial (20 Cosmo Place near Taylor): kickoff party, $25 admission includes two drink tickets and light food, additional drink tickets $5 each. The after-party happens at 15 Romolo (15 Romolo near Broadway).

Tuesday, 5/12:

Wednesday, 5/13:

  • 5:30-8:30 p.m., CUESA Kitchen (Ferry Building): cocktails featuring cane-based spirits and market ingredients, $30 ticket includes two full cocktails, tastes of all demonstrated cocktails, and passed appetizers. After-party at Elixir (3200 16th St. at Guererro) to benefit The Museum of the American Cocktail.

Thursday, 5/14:

  • Various times and venues: "Bar School" serves up classes on various cocktail-related subjects; go here for the nitty gritty.


Friday, 5/15:

Saturday, 5/16:

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m., CUESA Kitchen (Ferry Building): cocktail-making class with Lou Bustamante of St. George Spirits and Hangar One Vodka; $40 ticket includes two cocktails and signed copies of Bustamante's book, Artisanal Cocktails: Drinks Inspired by the Seasons from the Bar at Cyrus.
  • 2:30-7:00 p.m., Vesuvio's: North Beach Historical Cocktail and Bar Crawl hosted by Marcia Gagliardi (aka Tablehopper), free (cocktails are extra); email info@sfcocktailweek.com with Tablehopper Cocktail Crawl in the subject line.

Sunday, 5/17:

  • 6:00 p.m. The Alembic (1725 Haight near Cole): cocktails from The Savoy Cocktail Book written by Harry Craddock in 1930; free, but you'll have to pay for drinks.

Monday, 5/18:

  •  6:00-9:00 p.m. Jardinière (300 Grove at Franklin): closing gala, $45 ticket includes appetizers, drinks, and goodie bag.

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