Now a San Francisco classic, Nopa has one of the most reliable bars in the city, and it’s the best bet for getting a seat when the line is out the door. Though the cocktail menu is serious, it’s also approachable, mixing things like quinquina into their variation of a Negroni, The Quintessential, or Hans Reisetbauer strawberry eau de vie into cava for a Kir Royale variation. The sherry selection is formidable and the beer and wine lists are both among the most thoughtful and value-driven in the city. Come brunch, the Ramos Gin Fizz is a must and if you ask nicely, they might slip a pour of rum into the house-made hot chocolate.
- craft cocktails
- lots of tequila / mezcal
- lots of whiskey
- full menu
- good wine
- craft beer
What to drink
Sherry, Ginger Bite (manzanilla sherry, ginger eau de vie, honey, lemon), Ramos Gin Fizz.
Nopa gets busy, but skip the wait and head to the bar. Get the burger; it's legendary in this town.
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