THE PRESS HAS SPOKEN...
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Pamplemousse au Poivre
(on current Summer Menu)
"You can always count on something fresh getting smashed in a glass.
Elixir also hand-selects a barrel of Buffalo Trace bourbon. Makes a killer Manhattan"
-GQ magazine, October 2010
H. Joseph Ehrmann
"...his receipt of the Nightclub and Bar Bartender of the Year Award
is a testament to his abundant and well-known mixological skills,
but also for the way he's built a small neighborhood saloon
into a thriving San Francisco landmark"
- Jack Robertiello, Nightclub and Bar Magazine
Food and Wine Magazine's 2009 & 2011 cocktail books
"At an old saloon in the Mission district, Elixir owner H. Joseph Ehrmann
hasn’t just taken the Mary out of the Bloody Mary; he’s severed the old broad’s head.
Think sturdy, briny, and hyper-spiced."
-Will Welch, GQ magazine August 2008
BEST BARS IN AMERICA
"San Francisco is sprouting a ton of new, interesting cocktail bars. Alembic,
Elixir, and Rye -- to name just three -- are all doing very serious cocktails."
-David Wondrich, Esquire magazine June 2008
"...there's something a century and a half of colonization by drunks does to a place that
no amount of drywall and paint can quite cover up. whether you call it "atmosphere"
or "funk," we like it — especially if you throw in excellent cocktails
and a fine selection of whiskeys."
-David Wondrich, Esquire magazine June/July 2010
"there are also some great cocktail bars in the area. one of them is Elixir."
-Dale "King Cocktail" DeGroff
"From wine, cocktails, to the greening of the bar, there's hardly
a San Francisco cocktail trend that H doesn't have a hand in. "
-Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle wine editor (former)
"I’d describe Elixir as an old-west gold rush saloon, gone modern, gone retro.
rustic, a little chic and definitely happening..."
- Nathalie Bovis-Nelson, The Liquid Muse
"The best football watching vibe I've seen in the city"
- Jordan Mackay, 7x7 magazine (former)