Intrepid Eater SF photographer Betsy Kershner managed to get a look inside the new Comstock Saloon in North Beach, which publicist Sarah Logan says is still set to open Thursday, May 20th. The long-awaited new venture from Absinthe's Jonny Raglin and Jeff Hollinger in the old San Francisco Brewing Company space is stylish enough to possibly lure actual San Franciscans to the foot of Columbus, not to mention after-work tipplers from the FiDi looking for a soothing cocktail.
Like the food menu, the cocktail menu is heavy on classy classics, and with a nod to the "Bartkeeps's Whimsy," it looks promisingly unpretentious.
John Collins Genever, lemon, sugar, seltzer
Manhattan Rye, sweet vermouth, Angostura
Negroni Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Campari
Hop Toad Cocktail Jamaican Rum, apricot brandy, lime, bitters
Martinez Old Tom Gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, bitters
Bamboo Cocktail Oloroso sherry, dry vermouth, bitters
Jimmy Roosevelt Cognac, Angostura, sugar, Champagne, Chartreuse
Whiskey Cocktail Bourbon or rye, sugar, bitters
Dubonnet Shrub Dubonnet Blanc, strawberry shrub
Dempsey Gin, calvados, absinthe, grenadine
Barkeep’s Whimsy Let the folks behind the mahogany drive your fancy
What to Eat (Yes, Eat) at Comstock Saloon, Opening For Real on May 20th [Grub Street SF]
Full coverage of the Comstock Saloon [~ESF~]