Meet seven of the city’s best hot cocktails that'll thaw the chill and warm the soul.
As the Bay Area cocktail revolution sloshes on, dive bars are becoming stomping grounds for off-duty bartenders seeking refuge far from the velvet ropes, secret passwords, and home-brewed infusions that often seem obtuse even to the cocktail vanguard. With their cheap, strong drinks and gritty vibes, these neighborhood holes-in-the-wall are in stark contrast to the restaurants and stylish lounges—we can thank the likes of The Slanted Door, Beretta, Bar Agricole, and Bourbon & Branch—that have pioneered the craft cocktail movement and elevated our liquid palates.
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