View of the bar at Hi-Lo Club. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.
Since Daniel Hyatt left ~THE ALEMBIC~, there have been a few changes with the staffing. Gregory Quinn has become the new general manager and has a pair of intrepid bar managers now too: Danny Louie and Ethan Terry. Louie has been a bartender at Alembic for a long time, and Terry signed on after leaving Heaven’s Dog/AQ. The two will work together on crafting the cocktail list, though Terry’s role will be more operational. He’s spent the last three weeks working some bar shifts and will be transitioning into his more active role going forward. The two have worked together previously on their project Cocktail Lab and are excited to have the chance to rekindle their barmance. Rock on, guys, and we can’t wait to check out some of your concoctions.
Join local bars in supporting the relief effort in Oklahoma with Negronis for Okies this week. In conjunction with Imbibe Magazine’s Negroni Week, you can get Negronis all over town, with the proceeds benefitting the Oklahoma Education Foundation and going directly to the schools affected last week. This evening, Tuesday May 28th, head to Alchemist in SoMa, who will be offering their Negroni special from 5pm-8pm. In coming days, look for Negronis at Rye, Elixir, Trick Dog, and 15 Romolo, to name just a few. Check out the full list and schedule here. Raise a glass to recovery and rebuilding. 679 3rd St. at Townsend, 415-746-9968.
The ~HI-LO CLUB~ is celebrating their first anniversary on Wednesday June 5th with a Bourbon & Bacon Happy Hour from 6pm-10pm. Seriously, nothing says happy birthday like bourbon and bacon. Order any bourbon or whiskey from their extensive list, and you get a side of applewood smoked bacon from neighbor Morty’s Deli. You can also pick up one of their Bourbon & Bacon T-shirts for $20. Bottoms up to (delicious) birthdays! 1423 Polk St. at Pine, 415-885-4788.