11.06.2007

bourbon & branch

password: speakeasythrough this inconspicuous door is a prohibition era speakeasy with a ton of charm, a huge drink menu, a dash of pretention, and some very good interior design. you'll need reservations ahead, and a password to enter, but bourbon & branch is certainly worth the extra effort.

{low lighting from dramatic sources, rough-hewn stone walls, wide plank reclaimed wood floors, hand tooled tin ceilings, and cozy tables with wooden bench seating makes this a place you want to bask in for hours. they keep the noise levels to a soft purr by limiting the number of patrons attending so you can get caught-up in easy conversation without strain}

{todd smith, shaken and stirred. notice the tractor seats for the bar stools ~ simple fabulousness}

{the drinks are superb ~ the novel length menu offers wonderful classic old-fashioned drinks as well as modern twists. they use only fresh ingredients and muddle everything to order}

{niches in the stone wall hold 100's of libation choices and are highlighted by candle sconces}

{close-ups of the main chandelier and the gorgeous ceiling}

{images from friends, from the b&b website and from yours truly}

3 comments:

design for mankind. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! :)

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Eeek, what if we don't know the secret password? Eeek!

studio wellspring said...

well, when you make reservations online they email you that evening's password. if you're ever in sf, this hideaway is a must visit. :o)