Bar Agricole, one of the best bars in San Francisco, is self defined as a modern urban tavern and is named after the ingredient that comprises many of its signature cocktails, rum, proving that San Francisco’s go-to artisanal mixologist, Thad Volger, has still got it going on. In a previously untapped (in terms of the hip factor) block of SoMa, Bar Agricole enters the scene with a cutting-edge approach to both artisanal cocktails and interior design. Thad Volger’s latest venture is the liquid version of “farm-to-table.” Most of the herbs used in the drinks are grown in the courtyard garden, including exotics you’ve likely never heard of.
Bar Agricole also reigns near to the top of all the American restaurants in San Francisco, a farm-to-table venture that traffics in the use of whole animals, local-organic-sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and simply outstanding cooking, courtesy of Brandon Jew. Standout dishes include house-made headcheese with French breakfast radishes, puntarella with bagna cauda, and halibut with corn and chanterelles.
Aidlin Darling Design went for an urbane, serene, and sophisticated look and feel, which they unequivocally achieved. Reserve a table for dinner and enjoy the scenery, which includes neighborhood loft-dwellers and the single cocktail set. Slim’s is right around the corner, so look for the bar to be packed before and after shows.