Just like the perfect plate of food, the perfect cocktail is a quintessential part of dining out in the Bay Area. The guests on Check, Please! Bay Area (returning to KQED 9 at 7:30 pm on April 16) have praised many tipples over ten seasons, so when your go-to beer or glass of wine won't cut it, these ten cocktail favorites they praised on the show will undoubtedly do the trick...
Restaurant: Sakoon Restaurant
Cocktail: Mistress of Spice
Recommended by: Swapan
Why: “It was fruit forward, almost tropical in flavor, with the perfect amount of spicy heat at the finish of every sip.”
Cocktail: Wexler’s Smoked Manhattan
Recommended by: Stu
Why: “Matt Wexler has put together an amazing drink program that includes individually tailored drinks for people with fresh fruit, herbs, oils, and a few other tricks he has up his sleeve.”