What to Drink at Smuggler's Cove, Finally Opening Tonight
Martin Cate's tiki temple Smuggler's Cove opens in the former Jade Bar space tonight, complete with a waterfall and giant anchor looming over the front staircase. Cate recruited some of the Bay Area's best bartending talent, including Reza Esmaili (formerly of Conduit) who happens to be President of the U.S. Bartending Guild. With only seven seats at the upstairs bar and a couple of dozen scattered in the downstairs lounge, it's bound to be crowded for the next month or so, but there's no better time to say "Mele Kalikimaka" than while sipping a Three Dots and a Dash and listening to a little Martin Denny.
Smuggler's Cove, 650 Gough St., nr. McAllister, San Francisco 415-869-1900
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