Though it’s mostly a restaurant, longtime San Franciscans like me rank this dining room’s mahogany bar high on the “favorite local bar” list, satisfying our cravings for a taste of old-school San Francisco. The atmosphere is grand and retro-posh, with a piano man tickling the keys (or perhaps a jazz trio, depending on the night) and classic drinks expertly made. Its supper club sophistication makes one drink feel like a special occasion; two drinks will have you notably tipsy, especially if you partake in the generous, perfect martinis.
San Francisco› Nightlife
56 Gold St. (in alley off Montgomery St. btw. Pacific and Jackson sts.)
Our Rating Hours Open Mon–Thurs 4:30pm–close (around 9 or 10pm), Fri–Sun 5:30–close (around 10 or 11pm) Phone 415/433-6300 Web site Bix