AP Hotaling Warehouse

Historic Building

in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

'If, as they say, God spanked the town/For being over-frisky/Why did He burn His churches down/And spare Hotaling's whiskey?' This saloon-goers' retort was the snappiest comeback in SF history after Hotaling's 1866 whiskey warehouse survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. A bronze plaque bearing the ditty graces the resilient Italianate building.