Once overpriced and โปรโมชั่น slotxo outdated, the city’s bar scene is back, thanks to high-profile destination cocktail bars. San Francisco has long had an excellent bar scene, but, until a few years ago, many of the city’s hotel bars left something to be desired. Overpriced and outdated, they also had a noticeable lack of locals. Lately, though, San Francisco hotel bars are having a revival, with a wave of cocktail-centric spots featuring creative, accessible drinks and the city’s top bar talent. These high-profile destination cocktail bars have become places that locals and visitors alike are seeking out. The growing presence of hotel bars with buzz has the attention of industry insiders. “Often, the arrangement is a good financial one for potential bar owners,” said Maggie Hoffman, drinks writer for The San Francisco Chronicle and author of Batch Cocktails. “These spots are convenient for visitors and give tourists an opportunity to see what San Francisco is capable of, cocktail-wise. But locals definitely go to these places, too.” ROOFTOP VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN One of the first signs of this turnaround was Benjamin Cooper, a speakeasy-style spot that opened at Union Square’s Hotel G in March 2015. “I have a hard time calling that a hotel bar, and that’s a huge compliment to them,” said Morgan Schick, creative director of BVHospitality, a company that has opened a number of local bars and designed their bar programmes. Best known for the award-winning cocktail bar Trick Dog (still one of the city’s hippest spots), Schick and his partner, Josh Harris, are behind the bar programmes for Charmaine’s and Villon at Proper Hotel, a trendy boutique property that opened on Market Street in the summer of 2017. UNUSUAL FLAVOURS A more recent addition to San Francisco’s rooftop bar scene is Everdene, a standout that opened in April atop the new Virgin Hotels San Francisco. Besides taking its name from the heroine of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd, Everdene has a lush, garden party vibe that feels far removed from the crowds below in SoMa. The drinks programme consists of brightly colored, flora-heavy sippers (tequila-based Her Majesty’s Pleasure, with cucumbers and sugar snap peas, is an early favorite), courtesy of lead bartender Tommy Quimby, another Trick Dog alum. Quimby also designed the drinks programme for the downstairs hotel bar and restaurant Commons Club, which features spirit-steeped drinks named for original Virgin Records artists.