Food & Drink

Classic Cocktails and American Fare in North Beach

Comstock Saloon Celebrates the Barbary Coast

classic cocktails and american food at comstock saloon in north beach!

A perfect white tee, Coca-Cola, Betty White — proof you don’t mess with the classics.

Just ask Comstock Saloon, which opens tomorrow in North Beach.

The Absinthe team (known for its mix mastery) will be whipping up the classic spirits of the Barbary Coast: Saint’s Buck (brandy, elderflower, lemon, sugar, bitters, seltzer), Hop Toad (Jamaican rum, apricot brandy, lime, bitters), and the Barkeep’s Whimsy (tell ’em what you like; they mix a drink).

Sample chef Carlo Espinas’s turn-of-the-century fare (fisherman’s salad with artichoke and asparagus, grilled game hen with oyster stuffing) and snacks (cheddar crackers with pepper jelly) while sitting in the dining room’s high-backed booths or on the intimate parlor’s vintage sofas.

The 1907 mahogany bar, the late-Victorian-style gaslight sconces, the original blue-and-white ceramic tiling — we know a classic when we see it.

Comstock Saloon, 155 Columbus Avenue, at Pacific Avenue (415-617-0071 or comstocksaloon.com).

Photo: Liza Gershman / Courtesy of Comstock Saloon

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155 Columbus Ave
@ Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133