The Interval at Long Now

Long Now is a foundation that encourages thinking about the world in lengthened terms as a counterpoint to today’s fast-paced culture. And The Interval—the foundation’s equally nerdy bar—is a good place to sit for a while and think about time. Formerly of The Slanted Door, Jennifer Colliau’s program is as thoughtful as you’d expect of a place that built a 10,000-year clock. Her menu is separated into categories that allow a deep exploration of one drink. The Martini section considers the cocktail over its evolution from a version with genever to the Martinez to the Fifty-Fifty. Old Fashioned variations range from the classic to modern riffs like the pear-inflected Stone Stairs. Glass bubble beakers float above the bar filled with small production spirits from St. George, an artful California distillery, and are reserved for guests that have invested in their own personal stash.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
Aged Tom Collins, Navy Gimlet, or any Daiquiri variation.
Fort Mason
The Interval partners with St. George to create their own house spirits. If you're a booze nerd, this would be the place to try some weird limited edition stuff.