A few bits of booze news for you. First up, LEO’S OYSTER BAR in the FiDi has opened The Hideaway, a cocktail bar you’ll find when you walk through the back corridor behind the oyster bar. There are brass pendant lights, metallic leather banquettes, terra-cotta tiled floors, a cane and mahogany bar, and more of that fab tropical wallpaper Ken Fulk is using for the space. There are a few cocktails you can only get in the Hideaway, including a rotating Champagne cocktail, and there are a few large-format cocktails you can order for your group as well. You can order bites and more too. It opens Mon-Sat at 5:30pm. 568 Sacramento St. at Sansome, 415-872-9982.
Local barman and scribe Duggan McDonnell will be teaching a class based on his recent book, Drinking the Devil’s Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and Her Cocktails, at Cavallo Point Cooking School in Sausalito on Thursday April 7th. McDonnell will share insights, ever-engaging stories, and of course some cocktails from his book, while the Cavallo Point kitchen prepares a dinner menu inspired by the selected cocktails. The event runs 6pm-9pm, $125 per person (includes drinks, signed book, class, and dinner). 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito.