Drink Here Now: Five Places to Sip This Week


Wine & Cheese Event at Eno Wine Bar
Get your wine and cheese on at ENO Wine Bar this Friday at 5pm. This month’s Featured Winemaker event focuses on Navarro Vineyards in the Anderson Valley, which is known for making Alsatian-style whites and user-friendly, fruit-driven reds. A flight of Navarro's 2011 Gewürtztraminer, 2010 Pinot Noir and 2009 Shiraz will be paired with a trio of Navarro cheeses, also made in Anderson Valley. The event is free to attend, and wine flights are $18. Reservations are recommended: (415) 678-5321. 320 Geary @ Powell

Celebrate National Pisco Sour Day this Saturday
If you need an excuse to drink this Saturday, National Pisco Sour Day is as good as any. After all, back in the mid-19th century, San Francisco helped boost pisco’s national popularity by creating the renowned Pisco Punch. So on Saturday, premium Peruvian pisco maker Portón is bringing National Pisco Sour Day to two bars in San Francisco. All day on February 1, The Alembic and La Mar Cebicheria Peruana will be serving Pisco Sours - made with Portón, lime, egg white, and bitters - to help you celebrate this classic Peruvian cocktail. Alembic: 1725 Haight @ Cole; La Mar Cebicheria Peruana: Pier 1.5, The Embarcadero

Raise a Pint to Strong Beer Month at Two Local Pubs
Saturday also marks the start of Strong Beer Month at Magnolia Pub and 21st Amendment Brewery. This is the 11th year of the annual month-long event, in which Magnolia and 21st Amendment each brew half a dozen special, strong beers. All twelve go on tap on February 1st: six at each location. Ask for a punch card at either pub and collect a punch for each beer you try. If you try them all, you’ll be rewarded with a commemorative glass. Start drinking soon, because both the beer and the special glasses are only available while supplies last. Magnolia: 1398 Haight Street @ Masonic; 21st Amendment: 563 2nd Street @ Brannon

Super Bowl Specials at Non-Sports Bars
If you haven’t yet ruined yourself with Pisco Sour Day and Strong Beer Month, and you don’t already have Super Bowl plans, a few local non-sports bars are hosting Super Bowl specials this Sunday. Starting at 3pm, The Third Rail is offering Blood Orange Mimosas and Bloody Marys with pickled green tomatoes for $7. If you buy a drink, they'll throw in free "chili with fixin’s." At the Ice Cream Bar, you can order Red & Gold 49er ice cream by the pint or scoop. It’s an over-the top trio of Red Velvet cake, Golden Toffee and Cream Cheese ice creams. Over at The Burritt Room, barman Josh Trabulsi will be serving up something Niners fans can drown our sorrows in. The Punch Drunk Sea Chicken Punchbowl is made with Tequila Blanco, honey, lemon, blood orange and IPA. They’ll also be bringing in extra TVs for your viewing pleasure, as well as serving up some classic and classy Super Bowl snacks, including chicken wings, smoked pork ribs, Texas-style brisket sliders, fried pork shank, and cheesy tater tots. Third Rail: 628 20th Street @ 3rd; The Ice Cream Bar: 815 Cole @ Frederick; Burritt Room: 417 Stockton b/t Sutter & Bush

Love on Wheels Party for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s annual Dating Game is slated for Wednesday, February 5 at DNA Lounge, and you don’t want to miss it. This year’s Love on Wheels party will include an equal opportunity bike version of MTV’s 1990s Singled Out game, matching straights, gays, and lesbians live, and on stage. Sign up to be a contestant, or just cheer on your fellow bicyclists from the audience. The evening’s highlights also include a beer and wine bar; DJs shOOey, Aaron Pope and Sinned; and a raffle with a Globe Daily 3 bicycle as the top prize. SF Bicycle Coalition members get in for $5. Non-members pay $10. Or buy the Cupid’s Combo, which includes event entry + membership + raffle ticket. Tickets are available online. This year’s party is rocking a 90s theme, so break out your suspenders, neon T-shirts and crimping iron. 375 11th Street @ Harrison

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