Lefty O’Doul’s – 333 Geary Street, San Francisco

There’s a reason Lefty’s has been around for a long time, and a reason it deserves a visit – great transporting atmosphere, solid food and drinks, and bartenders that are friendly and well-versed in the history of the place. And like any good San Francisco establishment… a challenging set of stairs in a dangerously narrow hallway that must be overcome if one wants to use a bathroom. How anyone could manage it after a couple drinks is beyond me. Another reason to go!

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Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary (Part 2)

Parisian bartender Ferdinand Petiot is generally credited with inventing the Bloody Mary while working at a Parisian bar called Harry’s New York Bar. The bar itself was originally a bistro purchased by an American jockey named Tod Sloan. Sloan was partnered with a New Yorker who closed his own bar in Manhattan and had it shipped to Paris.

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