The San Francisco Bay Area has a rich history of bars dating back to the Gold Rush. Iconic drinks like the Mai Tai, Irish Coffee and Pisco Punch were made famous here. In this hour, we celebrate longtime establishments like Vesuvio and Sam Jordan's Bar & Grill that have shaped San Francisco's social scene for decades. Tell us -- what is your favorite classic Bay Area bar? What makes it unique?
Finding Community (and a Good Cocktail) at the Bay Area's Most Beloved Bars
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J.K. Dineen, journalist, San Francisco Chronicle; author of "High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco"
Duggan McDonnell, author, "Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter From San Francisco and Her Cocktails"
Mike Buhler, executive director, San Francisco Heritage
Janet Clyde, managing partner, Vesuvio Cafe