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Spirit Shuffles: Bar 587 Opens In Union Square, Bar 821 Goes in for Amaro, Perbacco Does Hemingway

A new low-key cocktail spot in Union Square and a new place to find rare digestifs.

Bar 587's interior.
Bar 587's interior.
Emily Hagopian

New cocktail lounge Bar 587 quietly opened in Union Square last week at 587 Post Street, with drinks by managing bartender Gabriel Lowe, formerly of Beretta, Locanda and The Battery. Details a bit thin at the moment, but the food menu will focus on small plates and opening items include lobster rolls and Zaatar flatbreads. [EaterWire]

Speaking of nondescript bar names, longtime Divisadero spot Bar 821 (no relation) is shifting their focus after finally getting that full liquor license a few years back. After some minor renovations to the interior, Hoodline reports the bar has re-opened with an impressive list of Amari. The bar claims they've now got the city's largest selection of the bitter digestifs, boasting 15 types of fernet and $30 shots of rare Borsci among scores of others. Obviously, the cocktail menu leans heavily on the amaro selection with prices around $10 and there's a new happy hour list of $8 shot-and-a-beer specials. [Hoodline]

Over at Perbacco, lead barman Zachary Gray has cooked up a new cocktail list which includes the "Hemingway-ish!" (two kids of rum, Cocchi Americano and grapefruit bitters) and a collaboration with Jenny Thoumvong called the "Bianco, Bianco, Bianco!" featuring grappa, oat whiskey, Carpano Bianco and pear brandy. Also of note: pastry chef Laura Cronin was just named one of the Chronicle's five rising star chefs. [EaterWire]

Bar 821

821 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 567-7664 Visit Website


230 California Street, , CA 94111 (415) 955-0663 Visit Website