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Great Drink Spot Near Perbacco

rachel12 Nov 1, 2007 02:58 PM

My boyfriend and I are 23, and love going out for great drinks/meals. We made reservations for Perbacco's one year anniversary dinner, and would love suggestions for a place near by that has awesome drinks and great ambiance.

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  1. steve h. RE: rachel12 Nov 1, 2007 03:22 PM

    the bar at the palace hotel (pied piper bar?) should do the trick. the mural behind the bar by maxfield parrish is quite a draw. drinks are good, ambience is very classy. it's an easy walk to/from perbacco.

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      rachel12 RE: steve h. Nov 1, 2007 05:06 PM

      Great suggestion, but we've been there already and would like to feel some new place out.

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        steve h. RE: rachel12 Nov 1, 2007 05:09 PM

        the bar at one market is ok, too.
        gets crowded but that's part of the charm.

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          Frosty Melon RE: steve h. Nov 1, 2007 05:17 PM

          One Market's where I went pre-Perbacco last year. It fit the bill, but yes, it can get crowded with the post-work gang.

    2. JasmineG RE: rachel12 Nov 1, 2007 05:21 PM

      The only places nearby that I can think of that fit your description are the bar at Americano and the bar at Slanted Door. I don't remember what the drinks are like at Americano, but Slanted Door has great drinks.

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        grishnackh RE: JasmineG Nov 1, 2007 07:07 PM

        The bar at Americano is your best bet, in my opinion. The Slanted Door's bar is great too, but its much smaller and feels like an adjunct to the dining area. At Americano however, the relative proportions are reversed, with the bar area the focus and the dining area much smaller. Americano also offers you the option of sitting on the heated patio.

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          JasmineG RE: grishnackh Nov 1, 2007 10:32 PM

          Yeah, but the bar at Americano is a LOT more crowded than the bar at Slanted Door, sometimes it can get a little claustrophobic.

      2. Windy RE: rachel12 Nov 1, 2007 07:29 PM

        Depending on how far you're wiling to walk:
        John Colins
        lobby bar at the St. Regis (although it's kind of an older crowd)
        Bar Drake in the Sir Francis Drake has great cocktails; fewer hotel guests late at night
        Tunnel Top

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          MJCD RE: rachel12 Nov 1, 2007 08:19 PM

          How about ACQA which is 2 doors from Perbacco? Love the bar there - prefer to sit on the short side of the bar w/ a view down the sweeping arc of the room and the bar. . .

          1. Pincho RE: rachel12 Nov 1, 2007 09:43 PM

            I guess it depends what you mean by great ambiance but Tadich Grill with its old worn wooden bar is right next door...

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              Ozumo RE: Pincho Nov 1, 2007 10:21 PM

              LOL, last time my girlfriend and I ate at Tadich, we went to Perbacco for drinks!

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              rachel12 RE: rachel12 Nov 2, 2007 08:20 PM

              Wow! So many wonderful suggestions! I love them all except I think I'm going to stay away from the ferry buliding..I always get sucked in there and we might loose drinking time because I NEED to browse the goodies :)

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