From an Old Fashioned featuring locally made rye-based gin to a sweet and spicy tiki-inspired concoction made with San Francisco-aged bourbon, we were struck by how each spirit was given space to truly shine. With booze this good, sometimes simple drinks are best. Here are five of our favorites to sip right now.
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Sitting out on the Eastern edge of San Francisco, Serpentine can be hard to get to if you're coming across town. Drive down the wrong block and you find yourself trapped against San Francisco General Hospital and Potrero Hill on a series of streets that, though the map shows a grid, never seem to outlet quite where you'd guess. It can feel a little Bermuda Triangle. No matter; Serpentine serves a burger that's worth a few wrong turns.