May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

Tonight, May 25th, is the kick-off of ~BERETTA’S~ guest bartender series, with Brooke Arthur (formerly of Range)! She will be previewing three of Prospect’s cocktails, which may include the Vicious Cycle, Central City, and Kokomo. 5:30pm-12:30am. 1199 Valencia St. at 23rd St., 415-695-1199.

And then on Thursday May 27th, it’s Tropicana Latin Thursdays at ~MADRONE ART BAR~. Macchu Pisco Sours, made by La Mar bartender Adrian Vazquez, will only be $5. The drink special runs from 9pm-12am. DJ Don Bustamante will be playing, and there are free salsa dancing lessons at 9pm. 500 Divisadero St. at Fell, 415-241-0202.

This Wednesday May 26th, ~THE LIBERTIES BAR~ is hosting a Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Class in their private room. You’ll taste six in all: Macallan 15 year, Highland Park 15 year, Balvenie Single Barrel Double Wood 12 year, Macallan Cask Strength, Bruichladdich Peat, and Macallan 21 year. You’ll learn about the making and nuances of Scotch, and taste the whiskies along with paired appetizers from the kitchen. Tasting notes included. The class will be led by Otis Florence, the brand development specialist for MacCallan and Highland Park whiskies for Young’s Market. He has also been behind the bar for over seven years at Cantina, Puccini & Pinetti, and Luna Park.

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Photo from Radius.

~RADIUS~ in SoMa is offering an oyster happy hour from 4pm-7pm every day, and all day Saturday: $10 for six oysters, $12 for a half-carafe of wine, and $4 for Trumer, Lagunitas IPA, Boont Amber Ale, and Anchor Porter.

~THE ROTUNDA AT NEIMAN MARCUS~ just launched its Fashionista Happy Hour last Thursday. Every Thursday from 4pm-7pm, there will be happy-hour-priced drinks (wine, $7; beer, $3; and drink specials, $7), along with bites like pulled pork sliders ($8), wasabi prawns ($8), and truffle popcorn ($4). 150 Stockton St. at Geary, 415-249-2720.

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Photo from MatrixFillmore.

After a brief one-week closure, the ~MATRIXFILLMORE~ space has a new look, earlier hours, and a seasonal cocktail list from Ken Luciano (which includes a new rotating special, the Six Dollar Cocktail). Now more of a lounge than a club space, Matrix is opening at 6pm daily—but the vibe will get bumped up at 10pm with DJs spinning. The new look by Shopworks is more modern—they kept the iconic fireplace, but installed new banquettes and cocktail tables, as well as romantic lighting. The back room is also much more accessible and integrated with the rest of the space. 3138 Fillmore St. at Greenwich, 415-563-4180‎.

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