SF Cocktail Week, Day 1: The Boothby Revealed, Plus West Coast Super Women

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Lou Bustamante
Yesterday's drink: Pisco punch at Comstock Saloon, a nod to National Punch Day.
SF Cocktail Week officially kicks off tonight with two events: the opening of the Boothby Center, new home of the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail. With its beverage lab and conference center, the Boothby seems designed for learning and forgetting, all at once. Tonight's fun continues at Laszlo, Foreign Cinema's bar annex, for an after party with San Francisco's own women of liquor (see listing below) joined by Seattle's Anu Apte.

In coming days we'll bring you a daily recap of the previous night's festivities, and an updated list of the day's upcoming festivities to help you plan your evening. Most of the events are reasonably priced at around $25 ― like tonight's kickoff party ― but don't forget about the week's free events.

To the drinkmobile! ― otherwise known as Muni, the stretch limo of the people.

Tues., Sept. 21:
Inauguration of the Boothby Center
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Boothby Center, 1161 Mission (at Julia), Ste. 120
How much: $25
The skinny: The grand reveal of the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail's new home and the official start of Cocktail Week's festivities. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and tours of S.F.'s only nonprofit cocktail education center.
Tickets: Purchase from the SF Cocktail Week website.

"That Time of the Month" After Party

When: 9 p.m.-closing
Where: Laszlo Bar, 2526 Mission (at 21st St.)
How much: Free admission; no-host bar
The skinny: A woman-powered cocktail extravaganza, with Brooke Arthur (Prospect), Jill Webster (Laszlo/Rye), Amanda Washington (Rye), and special guest Anu Apte from Seattle (Rob Roy) on the super team.

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