5 Reasons to Drink: National Irish Coffee Day, Late Night Tacos + Boozy Brunch by the Pool
Stop by Chambers Eat + Drink for Boozy Brunch on Saturdays. (Chambers Eat + Drink)

5 Reasons to Drink: National Irish Coffee Day, Late Night Tacos + Boozy Brunch by the Pool


You can learn a lot about a woman by getting smashed with her. ~Tom Waits

National Irish Coffee Day

Legend has it that Irish Coffee was invented in San Francisco at the Buena Vista Café. Which means San Franciscans have a civic duty to drink Irish Coffee on National Irish Coffee Day, which is today. Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub (North Beach) and The Lark Bar (SOMA) are both serving piping hot versions of the classic pick-me-up, made with Teeling Irish (small batch) Whiskey. Of course, you could opt for the "original" concoction at the Buena Vista Cafe (North Beach), or procure a presentable knock-off at pretty much any bar in town. Sláinte! // Various locations, nationalirishcoffeeday.com

Drink to Al Capone at Capo's

Today also happens to be the 70th anniversary of the death of Al Capone. What better way to pay tribute to Chicago's greatest gangster than to eat, drink, and be merry at Capo's Chicago Pizza? Tonight through Sunday, enjoy a prix-fixe meal for two ($69) featuring an appetizer, pasta course, pizza, and a special cocktail made with the gangster's favorite spirit, Templeton Rye Whiskey. Garnished with a slice of orange, the CAPONE incorporates rye whiskey, maple and maraschino cherry syrup, and bitters. Both walk-ins and reservations are encouraged. // 641 Vallejo St. (North Beach), sfcapos.com

Late Night Tacos and Tipples at Mezcalito

Starting this weekend, you can get your late-night munchies and mezcal fix on Polk Street. As of Friday, Mezcalito will be staying open until 2am and serving food until 11pm. Standout menu items at the trendy mezcal bar include the confit pork belly taco, the octopus tostada, and the cilantro ginger jerk pork ribs. If you're not yet a mezcal maestro, ask your bartender for spirit and cocktail recommendations. // 2323 Polk St. (Russian Hill), mezcalitosf.com

Boozy Brunch By the Pool at Chambers Eat + Drink

It's not exactly swimsuit season, but that's not stopping Chambers Eat + Drink from debuting a "Boozy Brunch" by the pool this Saturday. From 10:30am to 2:30pm each Saturday, guests can drink bottomless mimosas for $18 while dining on the patio or in a cabana, near the outdoor swimming pool. Entree options include Pork Belly with soft boiled eggs and lollipop kale, an Albacore Tuna poke bowl, and spiced French toast with pear compote and bourbon syrup. Make reservations online or call (415) 496-5178. // 601 Eddy St. at the Phoenix Hotel (Tenderloin), chambers-sf.com

Trick Dog Mural Project Book Signing Party

If you like Trick Dog's artistic cocktail menus, you'll love their Mural Project. Since opening in January 2013, the haute hipster bar has been presenting a new menu every six months, in the form of an astrology wheel, a dog calendar, and political campaign buttons, to name a few. Their latest menu, the Trick Dog Mural Project, reaches beyond their own walls. They brought together 14 local artists to paint sanctioned public murals around San Francisco, and those murals are reproduced in a book, which will double as their cocktail menu for the next six months. If you want to meet the artists, drop by Trick Dog this Sunday between 3pm and 5pm to purchase your own copy and get it signed by the artists. All proceeds will benefit Precita Eyes Muralists and Creativity Explored. // 3010 20th St. (Mission), trickdogbar.com

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