A Couple Boozy Events, with Bloody Marys and Robert Simonson


Bloooooody Marrrrrrry. Photo courtesy of The Bloody Mary Liberation Party.


The Bloody Mary Festival is back for its third year in San Francisco and the East Bay, this Sunday September 18th. More than 15 bars and restaurants will be offering their variations. Participants include Finnegan’s Wake, The Front Porch, Penrose, Nido, 54 Mint, Plum Bar & Restaurant, 1760, The Dorian SF, and Palm House. There will also be food and drink samples by Cypress Grove chèvre, San Francisco Pickle Company, Kind Bars, Top Hat Provisions, Fusion Jerky, Bandar Foods, and Vampire Vineyards. (But don’t show up expecting a full meal; but there will be drunk people, I imagine, aplenty.) There will also be music. 1pm-4pm. Tickets are $45.The Midway, 900 Marin St. (at Cesar Chavez).

Save the date and get your ticket to schmooze with New York Times writer Robert Simonson, who is in town to host a party for his new book, A Proper Drink, “the first-ever book to tell the full, behind-the-scenes story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival both here and abroad.” ~BAR AGRICOLE~ will be hosting the party on their patio, offering unlimited Mediterranean snacks and classic cocktails for $50 (tickets here). Bay Area bartenders featured in the book will also be present. 6pm-9pm. The book will be for sale for an additional cost.