HotelChatter: Speakeasy Sips at San Francisco's Burritt Room

It turns out that one of the hotels where I recently stayed in San Francisco, the Crescent, also just opened a new bar-lounge on the second floor called The Burritt Room. Like most new bars opening these days, the Burritt Room is following the new speakeasy style trend with throwback vintage decor, nattily dressed barmen, and market-fresh cocktails. We've had our fill of them in Los Angeles (think The Association, Varnish, and Thirsty Crow), and San Francisco definitely has its fair share too--Rickhouse, Bourbon and Branch, Alembic Bar. It probably helps that Burritt has a history dating back to 1910 when the hotel was originally constructed, though, and that many of the original building features have been incorporated into the space.

Still, there's a reason the trend continues to be so popular, and The Burritt Room already seems like a happening hotspot despite being open just a couple months, so my editor and I thought it was worth checking out.

Click on the link below to see my story about it, AND a video interview I made with the beverage director there where he explains the concept and mixes up his favorite cocktail right in front of your eyes.