The 14 Hottest New SF Cocktail Bars of 2014
San Francisco is one of the pioneering bar towns in the country, not only in the cocktail renaissance of the last 15-20 years, but even going back to the 1800s when groundbreaking bartenders like Jerry Thomas were shaking up fizzes and the Barbary Coast was rocking with an endless array of watering holes. These days, cocktail quality across the region is a given (not an exception), and often preferred in our city in a relaxed setting. Restaurants have also upped their bar game, and, as this list shows, frequently offer some of the best drinks in town.
This year also saw the opening of some excellent new beer and wine bars, a whole other subject entirely. For this list, we focus on the 14 new 2014 cocktail bars that may also excel in beer and wine, but first and foremost, in cocktails.