The Alembic Bar - Haight - San Francisco
Love at First Sip
This morning I woke up (in my own bed, thankfully) to find myself still dressed in yesterday's wardrobe. I am not implying I wear old-fashioned clothes although these days I probably do, I am simply sharing with you the embarrassing piece of news that apparently I fell asleep last night without first disrobing. I blame this squarely on the influence of The Alembic Bar.
The Alembic Bar was love at first sip. True love. You know - the kind of love that will probably kill you in the end. Hangar one raspberry vodka, Brachetto and Nocino anyone? How did The Alembic Bar know to put all my favourite things in
To help mop up the liqueur The Alembic Bar offer several small plates of delicious food too. Everything I tried was bar food beyond compare. The spaetzle with bacon, rabbit and other good stuff was my favourite, but the stout braised oxtails and the local wild salmon cured three ways were excellent too.
The last thing I recall about yesterday evening is me bending the ear of the poor bartender who had come around to the customer side of the bar to sit down and enjoy a quiet bevvy, no doubt. Instead he had to suffer me gabbing on about who knows what, England I expect, and I am pretty certain I was talking absolute rubbish by this point. He was very polite, I think, maybe he didn't mind humouring me for a second there, probably because I was, after all,
This review was a first impression.
The Alembic Bar
1725 Haight Street)
San Francisco, CA 94117