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Bourbon and Bones at The Dorian
Starting tonight, Wednesdays will be for Bourbon and Bones at The Dorian Restaurant. Step inside the study at 4:30pm or later for a $6 pour of Old Rip Van Winkle to drink and a 28-piece domino set to borrow. Dominate your friends and barstool neighbors at bones while warming up for the soon-to-be-scheduled quarterly domino tournament. Arrive early, because they're only pouring one bottle of the rare Old Rip Van Winkle (one pour per customer while supplies last). Subsequent brands to be highlighted include Michter's, Booker's, Blanton's, and Basil Hayden, among others. If you prefer your bourbon diluted, try one of the $8 bourbon cocktail specials. Reservations are requested. // 2001 Chestnut St. (Marina), doriansf.com
Fernet Tasting at Filson
If your taste runs toward Fernet and flannel, you'll want to find yourself at Filson San Francisco on Thursday, at 5:30pm. Fernet San Francisco is bringing the booze: the Bay Area's first locally-crafted Fernet. Filson, a Seattle-based gear brand for explorers, will provide the venue for the complimentary tasting, where guests can meet the founders of Fernet San Francisco and be among the first tasters of their barrel-aged spirit, made with 12 hand-picked herbs and matured in Seven Stills Chocasmoke casks. // 722 Montgomery St. (FiDi), filson.com
Cocktail Dinner at Gaspar
Gaspar Brasserie is hosting a four-course French meal on Monday, April 18, which will be prepared by Executive Chef Adam Nichol and paired with cocktails featuring Heaven Hill spirits. Dinner begins at 7pm in the bar with amuse and a cocktail, then moves to the dining room for two appetizers of oyster and salmon, a main dish of leg of lamb, and a milk chocolate cremeux for dessert. Each course will be paired with a different cocktail, and Lynn House of Heaven Hill will be onsite to walk guests through each pairing. Tickets are available online for $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. // 185 Sutter St. (FiDi), gasparbrasserie.com
Do Good, Drink Wine at E&O Kitchen & Bar
Drinking for a good cause just got easier, thanks to E&O Kitchen & Bar. As part of their "Do Good, Drink Wine" initiative, the modern Asian restaurant will donate 25% of proceeds from select bottles of wine to Heifer International, which empowers small-scale farmers around the globe. Right now, they're featuring Tempranillo Hearst Ranch Wine for $60, which means Heifer gets $15, and you get a delicious bottle of wine you can feel good about drinking. // 314 Sutter St. (Union Square), eosanfrancisco.com
Board the Beer Shuttle in Bernal/Mission
Would you like a free designated driver for your next beer crawl? All you have to do is schedule it for next Wednesday, April 20 and meet your friends at a participating bar in Bernal Heights or the Mission at 7pm or later. As part of their #DrinkSFBeer campaign, San Francisco Brewers Guild is providing a complimentary "hop on, hop off" beer shuttle every third Wednesday that delivers drinkers to four different beer venues at 20 minute intervals. Next week's tour starts at Old Bus Tavern (3193 Mission St.) and travels to Southpaw BBQ (2170 Mission St.), Rosamunde Sausage Grill (2832 Mission St.), and Woods Cerveceria (3801 18th St.) before returning to the Old Bus Tavern. The shuttle runs until 11:35, following this schedule and map. // Various locations; drinksfbeer.com/shuttle
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