Where to Chase Oysters With Scotch and Enjoy Olympic-Themed Cocktails This Week
A Taste of Rio offers a spicy spin on the traditional Brazilian Caipirinha, just in time for the Olympics in Rio. (Loews Regency San Francisco)

Where to Chase Oysters With Scotch and Enjoy Olympic-Themed Cocktails This Week


Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. –Francis Bacon

The Dorian Launches the Oyster Luge

If you've never experienced the flavor combination of briny oysters and peaty Scotch, The Dorian's recently-launched Oyster Luge is a prime opportunity to do so. Stop by for an oyster shot, followed by a chaser of leftover brine and a splash of scotch, straight from the shell. At $28 for a half-dozen oysters and two pours of Bowmore 12-year Scotch whisky, the oyster luge is a boozy ride you can't afford to miss. // 2001 Chestnut St. (Marina), doriansf.com

Celebrate the Summer Olympics at Elixir

Elixir isn't typically touted as a sports bar, but the neighborhood saloon is near the top of our list of places to catch Olympic coverage this summer. Starting with $6 Prosecco during the Opening Ceremony on August 5 at 4pm, Elixir will be offering a host of drink specials to keep us armchair athletes well-lubricated while we watch up to four different events at a time. During the opening ceremonies and event finals (August 18 through August 21), guests will enjoy $6 shots of Buffalo Trace Elixir Private Select Bourbon all day, $2 off Bloody Elixirs until 6pm, $1 off draft beers until 6pm (Sat and Sun), and $2 off the Olympic cocktails menu, featuring The Olympic Torch and Team America USA (F*ck Yeah). // 3200 16th St. (Mission), elixirsf.com

Olympic Cocktail at Brasserie S&P

For a more sultry celebration of the Olympic spirit, slip into The Bar at Brasserie S&P for A Taste of Rio, a spicy mix of Brazilian cachaça, sugar, lime and a house-made syrup infused with kaffir lime, lemongrass and jalapeño. The $14 drink will be available during the Olympic games, August 5 through 21. The Bar at Brasserie S&P is located inside the luxurious Loews Regency San Francisco hotel. // 222 Sansome St. (Union Square), loewshotels.com/regency-san-francisco/dining/lounge

Whiskey & Wings Wednesdays

Think beer is the perfect pairing for wings? Think again. Pizza Maestro Tony Gemignani of Capo's is raising the midweek bar by hosing Whisky and Wing Wednesdays, featuring $7 BBQ bourbon wings, $10 chicken BBQ bourbon pizza, $5 shots of house whisky, and $5 whisky punch. The specials are available at the bar only, every Wednesday, from 5 to 8pm. If no seating is available, Capo's will prepare your food to go. // 641 Vallejo St. (North Beach), sfcapos.com

Oaxaca Comes to Oakland

Mark your calendar now for next week's gastronomical tour of Oaxaca at Calavera in Oakland. On Wednesday, August 10 at 7pm, the high-end Mexican restaurant is hosting Chef Julio Aguilera from El Destilado restaurant in Oaxaca, Mexico to prepare a six-course meal ($55) with special cocktail pairings (additional $20). El Destilado co-creator Jason Cox will lead a pre-dinner tasting of four rare mezcals ($20/person), including Bicuixe de Cántaro, which was fermented in pine, distilled in copper and aged 4.5 months in a black clay pots in Oaxaca; and Pechuga de Mole Poblano, which was fermented in underground holes in Puebla, Mexico before being distilled in a hollowed out tree trunk with a mole-basted turkey breast. Seating is limited to 35 people; call (510) 338-3273 to make reservations. // 2335 Broadway (Oakland), calaveraoakland.com

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