San Francisco has always fancied a drink or three.
These days, craft cocktail bars are all the rage, and many of the most popular establishments are reaching back in time for inspiration. See what and where SF was sippin' between 1910 and 1950.
The Zanzibar Cocktail Lounge was open in the 1940s, before the tiki bar trend took over in the 1950s and '60s. This 1942 photo shows Zanzibar mixologist and co-owner Mickey le Torrie creating his tropical cocktails, which included the Mainland Zombie and the Banana Cow. (via Western Neighborhoods Project)
At the Riviera (pictured in 1943), you could sip on classic drinks such as a Manhattan, martini, or old fashioned, or try a Red Flame. (via San Francisco Public Library/Flickr)
This 1960 postcard from Alfred's shows an impressive list of cocktails, mixed drinks, punches, and fizzes. Popular drinks of the '60s served here include the Bloody Mary, the Tom Collins, and the Pink Squirrel. (via eBay)