San Francisco Cocktail Week

Get your liver ready, because ~SAN FRANCISCO COCKTAIL WEEK~ is here, and it means some business. Take a look at the site for a list of participating bars and their cocktails (each bar is serving a classic and an original), 22 bars in all, ranging from Alembic’s Mint Julep (it even comes in its own special mint julep cup) and Benedictine-touched Vow of Silence, to the newly opening Cantina’s Pisco Punch and Marmalade Cooler. How convenient, NOPA is serving two kinds of Sidecars—I can stumble home after having two of each. Support and celebrate your local bars and try to visit some places this week! If you hit three a night, you could almost visit all of them during these special seven days!

And because I love you, tablehopper readers get a special discount at the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar finale event that will bring the week to a close on Monday, May 21, from 6pm–9pm, with tickets for only $40 instead of $45. To RSVP, please contact Absinthe Private Dining Manager, Vanessa Harris at 415-551-1453 or email her at vharris [at] absinthe [dot] com. When calling for tickets, just mention “tablehopper” for the $5 discount. 398 Hayes St. at Gough.

At the event you’ll be able to hang with some of the city’s best bartenders and their dedicated fans, while enjoying some light apps and of course swilling some swell cocktails. Gary Regan, author of “The Joy of Mixology,” and San Francisco Chronicle's cocktail column, "The Cocktailian," will mix Sazeracs as the event's featured bartender. 15% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Tales of the Cocktail, an organization which assists in the revitalization of New Orleans' hospitality industry, and is putting on an awesome event in New Orleans from July 18–22 that I really hope to attend.

San Francisco Cocktail Week
May 14–May 21, 2007

Various locations