The Fifth Floor- San Francisco, CA
For cocktail and food combinations that bend the rules, visit the restaurant of the Palomar hotel. Though the decor is simple, the culinary pairings shock the palate (think: green strawberry turnip soup and black olive madeleine dessert).
Challenge the mixologist to turn the drink menu upside-down. Chief bartender and former physical therapist, Brian Means, can get mighty creative if you provide the right inspiration.
His concoction ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ a bitter blend of raw whiskey, black tea, citrus and peach, was inspired by a scene in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
12 4th St., San Francisco, CA