Alembic

Bar in The Haight & Hayes Valley

The tin ceilings are hammered and the floors well stomped, but drinks expertly crafted from 250 specialty spirits aren't made for pounding – hence the 'No Red Bull/No Jägermeister' sign and the dainty duck-heart bar snacks. 'Blood In, Blood Out' cocktails (rye, blood-orange shrub, egg white) prompt eternal Haight debates (Janis or Jimi?), but everyone loves the Sourdough (rum, grapefruit bitters, sourdough).

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