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A Primer For Those That Don't Know Jack About Whiskey

What in the name of Jack Daniel's is the difference between whiskey and bourbon, scotch and Irish whiskey, and whiskey and whisky? In honor of the annual Whiskies of the World Expo on Saturday, we’ve created a whiskey primer for the curious. Read on to clear up the top five issues that confound everyone who isn't an expert.

Drink Here Now: 1760's Stirring Hour, a Beer Fest at SPUR, and More

Stir up some trouble this week with these drinking events.

Drink Here Now: Sip the Pope's Wine, Judge a Cocktail Competition, and More

We're not saying you "need" five excuses to drink this week. We're just saying, "Here they are."

Drink Here Now: MAD MANhattans, Off The Grid Carnival Games, and More

Burritt Room

Here's a week's worth of drinking suggestions. Better get started. 

Drink Here Now: Embrace the Fog, Party With Your Pooch, and More!

This week's drinking assignments have been posted. Ready, set, drink!

Drink Here Now: The Square Comes to North Beach, Mardi Gras, and More!

It's five o'clock somewhere. Here are five places to toss one back this week.

Drink Here Now: Five Places to Sip This Week

1) Celebrate National Margarita Day at Blackbird

In addition to SF Beer Week, Craft Beer Month, and Strong Beer Month, February also boasts National Margarita Day, on Saturday the 22nd. To celebrate, Blackbird is serving up two Suerte Tequila margarita cocktails from 2 pm to 2 am.

The Bon-Bon Brazilians Moan For

Chocolate brigadeiros

If you want to see a Brazilian’s “O” face, just whisper the word, “brigadeiro.”

Brigadeiros are basically bon-bons made from chocolate and condensed milk, but despite their humble ingredients, Brazilians are almost as passionate about them as they are about soccer.

Drink Here Now: Five Places to Sip This Week

Speakeasy beer and food

1) Speakeasy Brewmasters Hold Court at MKT Restaurant
We’ve reached the halfway point of SF Beer Week, and MKT Restaurant – Bar is ready to celebrate. They’ve invited the brilliant brewmasters of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers to hold court on Wednesday evening, February 12.

Drink Here Now: Five Places to Sip This Week

Bergerac interior

1) New Digs and New Drinks for Loló
Beloved Mission neighborhood restaurant Loló has moved to a bigger, brighter location on Valencia, where there’s space for two bars and more seating. You’ll want to try the new Agave Bar, featuring specialty mezcal and tequila tastings.

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