5 Cocktails We Love at the New SmokestackBy Virginia Miller | May 20, 2014 By Virginia Miller | May 20, 2014
Last week, we explored the amazing BBQ at brand new Smokestack in the Dogpatch. (So you know you should run to try chef Dennis Lee's brisket.) This week, we're going to dive into the cocktails. You may remember talented Bar Manager Eric Quilty from the formative years at Adesso in Oakland. Here, he engineers a drink menu to go perfectly with barbecue. But the whiskey and small batch spirits-heavy bar is a destination in its own right. Most of the drinks are thoughtfully named after various moments in Dogpatch history. If you ask your bartender, you'll probably get a fascinating story with your drink. Clearly the neighborhood agrees, as crowds have swarmed the bar nightly, starting at 4 PM. Now take a look at five of our favorite Smokestack cocktail beauties ($11-12) below.