Housed in the bowels of the historic Hearst Building on Market Street, this subterranean bar pays homage to San Francisco’s newspaper history, as well as it current mixology craze with contemporary and classic craft cocktails. Inspired by the newspaper business of the [‘]50s and [‘]60s, vintage presses, typewriters and archived clippings from San Francisco periodicals provide most of the décor and guests sit in rolling desk chairs from the “Mad Men” era. While it’s a relatively new establishment in the Financial District, it’s the type of place famed newspaper columnist Herb Caen likely would have headed for a drink after filing his weekly column at the “San Francisco Chronicle” around the corner. The bar attracts an after-work crowd, and often gets crowded on weekdays around happy hour. Make a reservation for a table or try your luck at the bar.
- Erika Lennert