Bar 888 is a salute to grappa, a hotspot for drinking in San Francisco that is situated inside the brand-new InterContinental San Francisco-at 32 stories tall, you just can’t miss this blue glass behemoth. A large open space just off the street-level lobby, 888 feels distinctly like a hotel bar: Chocolate brown and charcoal gray make for a catalogue-ready palette, but velvet couches big enough for four, heavy silk drapes, and ambient lighting keep the place cosy. Proximity to the convention center, Westfield Centre, and FiDi guarantees that the crowd at Bar 888 is heavily suited and largely out-of-town. Order a speciality Italian cocktail or a top-shelf grappa and see where the night takes you. Maybe you’ll need a room.