Drink Here Now: Blackjack, Wine, and a Karl the Fog Cocktail

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It doesn't matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. There is clearly room for more wine.


A Hot Drink for the San Francisco Summer

When the summer fog rolls in to blanket our beautiful city, we can either lament our collective fate or embrace it. We vote for the latter, and Bluestem Brasserie makes that easier by serving Karl the Fog, a hot cocktail made with brandy, Benedictine, Frangelico, coffee liqueur, and brewed coffee, topped with a toasted marshmallow meringue. 1 Yerba Buena Lane

Drink Wine, Support Nepal

This might be the easiest way yet to show your support for Nepal, following the devastating earthquakes in recent weeks. Stop by Press Club today, order an adult beverage, and they'll donate 15 percent to Spark SF in the name of Nepal Earthquake Relief. All funds will go toward earthquake clean-up efforts in Nepal. Press Club is open from 4 to 11 p.m. 20 Yerba Buena Lane

Get a Taste of Potrero

As long as you're feeling charitable, you might as well check out the fifth annual Taste of Potrero, a fundraiser for Daniel Webster Elementary School featuring 40-plus local restaurants and bars. Slated for Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. in Building 12 of Pier 70, guests can get a peek at the revitalization process currently underway there while mixing and mingling with top chefs and bartenders and tasting their wares. Tickets are available online for $100 - $200. 436 22nd Street

Blackjack Benefit with Open Bar

If affordable housing is your cause, you'll want to attend High Stakes for Habitat, a fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. Organized by the charity's Young Leaders Circle and hosted at the Great American Music Hall, Friday night's speakeasy-themed party starts at 8 p.m. and features blackjack, poker, a photo booth, a DJ, and a silent auction. Oh, and did we mention the open bar? Tickets are available online for $75 each. 859 O'Farrell Street

Happy Hour at Montesacro

Escape from San Francisco for a couple of hours at Montesacro, the new "Enoteca and Pinsaria" named for a neighborhood in Rome where the owner worked worked while growing up. Specializing in "pinsas"—more on that here—Montesacro features a 2-for-1 Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Saturday, complete with complimentary snacks and discounted house dishes. 510 Stevenson Street

Send drinking suggestions to renee@grassrootspr.com.

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