The ballpark portion of China Basin is great for many kinds of drinking, but up until now, seriously delicious and well-crafted cocktails worthy of arriving late to the game for was not one of them.
Perched directly above the newish Thai restaurant Root sits Alchemist, a dark, steampunk-inspired bar. Pipes, gears, and dark wood with copper accents make you feel like you're in the Victorian future, and large comfortable leather couches making lingering way too easy. Silent movies project on the wall, making the space feel even more future-retro, but the modernist theme ends at the décor.
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