Don Your Fedora and Cast Your Cap


Exterior; photo from Bottle Cap’s Facebook page.

~BOTTLE CAP~ in North Beach has a couple boozy items for your agenda. Tonight, Wednesday November 16th, is Whiskey Wednesday’s “Barrel Night,” and Bottle Cap is introducing their first barrel-aged cocktail and Widmer’s barrel-aged beer. The Vieux Carré (rye, brandy, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, bitters) was aged two months in a former bourbon barrel, while the Widmer’s Founder’s Reserve beers (2010 in bottles, 2011 on draft) spent three months in former bourbon barrels. Small plates will be paired with the beer and will be available à la carte, with special pricing all night. 5pm-10pm.

On Tuesday November 22nd, Bottle Cap is hosting an Herb Caen Martini Competition to benefit Project Open Hand. Bartenders from Bottle Cap, Park Tavern, Tony Nik’s, and Campanula will compete to make the best Herb Caen-inspired martini with Chopin Vodka—and you get to be a judge by casting your bottle cap for the best drink. Guests will get to sample the competing cocktails and light apps, and there will be happy hour specials until 7pm. Live jazz by Gaucho; guests are encouraged to dress the part (think fedoras and trench coats). 5:30pm-7pm. Tickets are $5 online; $10 at the door.