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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March’s Where to Drink Now: The Wilson, San Francisco

From the crew that introduced us to Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse and Swig comes tonight’s much-anticipated opening of The Wilson. A bar within a bar, guests gain access by entering Bourbon & Branch, but only with a prior reservation. Once confirmed, you’re escorted through a secret door and into The Wilson. Inside, bartenders Jayson Wilde and Ian Scalzo will greet you with a personalized daily menu that includes about a dozen cocktails. Opt for the prix fixe drinking experience and choose a cocktail from each of the three categories (aperitif, main and digestif), or order your libations à la carte—either way you’re sure to get a taste of the bar’s creative array of bitters, tinctures and infusions. Reservations must be made online, cap at 20 people per night, and are going fast, so be sure to book your seat well in advance.
Coordinates: 501 Jones St., San Francisco; thewilsonbar.com