In its most recent edition, Food & Wine named Rickhouse bar in San Francisco as one of the best bars in the world. The owners of Rickhouse are the same people who run Bourbon and Branch the legendary speakeasy in the city that requires reservations and serves exquisite cocktails.
The magazine has effusive praise for Rickhouse’s selection of drinks as well as its inventive punches “like a gingery Pimm’s with gin and lemon, served in white milk-glass bowls with giant blocks of berry-studded ice.” In addition to Rickhouse and Bourbon and Branch, the owners also run the premier liquor store Cask that offers delivery service of its hard-to-find liquor, wine and beer.
I’ve heard nothing but good things about Bourbon and Branch. When some friends from San Francisco were in town for a Napa wine tasting trip, they couldn’t stop raving about it. I’m intrigued by the bar’s commitment to hand-crafted, quality cocktails and I think the team will need to make a visit for sure.