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Starbelly Adds Cocktails for a New Kick in the Castro

After nearly a decade, it’s got a full liquor license

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After almost a decade in the Castro, established neighborhood restaurant and brunch destination Starbelly is ready for a stiff drink. They’ve been making do with beer, wine, and low-proof cocktails, of course, but since obtaining a full liquor license recently, the restaurant from Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group (Beretta, Delarosa, El Techo, Lolinda, and many more) just debuted its full cocktail menu. That’s below.

New beverages to complement the Cal-Italian food menu include a Disco Nap (gin, elderflower, alysian bianco vermouth, and tonic), a Gentleman Caller (bourbon, suze, sweet vermouth, bitters), and a light pink Arboretum (scotch, green chartreuse, lo-fi amaro, and lime).

An overall emphasis is on house-made juices, purees an shrubs, says general manager KC Kozak. He’s “excited to offer our guests a full-proof bar program, bringing the same care and attention to seasonal craft cocktails that Starbelly is known for, while packing a stronger punch.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated beverage consultant Erin Rea’s involvement in the cocktails at Starbelly. While she has created cocktails for BarVale and other Back of the House restaurants, she was not affiliated with Starbelly’s cocktail program.


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