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First Look at the French Movie-Inspired Drinks and House-Brewed Beer at Upcoming Bon Marché

There's classic French-style "working class" beers and a whimsical cocktail list.

News keeps flowing in for Bon Marché, the massive market-style project in the Twitter building from the team behind AQ (Mercer Restaurant Group's Matt Semmelhack and Mark Liberman). We got a sneak peek at the food menu earlier this week of the 7,500-square-foot space with a full-service dining room, raw bar, coffee shop, craft beer brewery and flower shop.

Today brings us the project's cocktail and beer menus. The list of beers, all of which are priced at $6, is curated by master cicerone Rich Higgins, who will be brewing two to three rotating house beers specifically designed to pair with executive chef Matt Sieger's (Cafe des Amis, The Village Pub) food menu. Expect classic French-style "working class" beers, which are brewed to be more flavorful and consumed alongside food. The first two beers kicking the program off are a Sur Lie, which is a crisp, unfiltered European pilsner lager, and a malty French farmhouse L'Ouvrier. The first four guest beers are primarily locally brewed, including a Magnolia Brewing Co. saison and an Anchor Brewing Co. porter.

As for the fancy $12 French cocktails, they're all inspired by classic French movies like Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime and Belle de Jour. However, though the old films are all French-based, that doesn't mean the drinks only take French influence. The "Le Samourï," for example, is made with Japanese whiskey, sake and spiced plum syrup, an homage to the movie for which it's named, The Samurai.  The rest take influence from the plotlines and names, and each is paired with a quote from its namesake movie.

Take a look at the full cocktail and beer menus here:

Bon Marché

1355 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA