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Two Sisters, Booksmith Owners Plan to Revamp the Alembic

Eater SF | April 2, 2018

The Alembic, one of the city’s original craft cocktail emporiums, has spent the past 12 years as a mainstay in its Upper Haight neighborhood.   Read More

San Francisco’s Restaurant Power Players, Ten Years Later

Eater SF | December 21, 2016

It’s difficult for a restaurant to last one year, let alone ten, and these 13 restaurants have done just that, deeply embedding themselves into the fabric of this city along the way.  READ MORE

3 Bay Area Bars That Have Been Reborn

Forbes Travel Guide | November 28, 2016

A decade ago, Dave McLean opened a little bar in the Upper Haight called The Alembic. With a two-page cocktail list that includes superb versions of classics like the Sazerac… READ MORE

Review: The Alembic 8.1/10

The INFATUATION | September 9, 2016

The Alembic sounds like it would be an old-school Irish bar that’s dark and dirty… But despite the misleading name, it’s a cool San Francisco spot that serves outstanding cocktails and excellent, upscale American food. READ MORE

Check Out These Six Unique Cocktail Bars in San Francisco

The Bold Italic | December 11, 2015

Alembic may have been one of the first bars to usher in the craft-cocktail craze. READ MORE

The Alembic: Pioneering Bay Area cocktail bar stays true

SFGate | October 21, 2015

When Dave McLean opened the Alembic bar in the Haight in 2006, he says he was interested in the craft movement more than the cocktail movement….Read More

Take a Look Inside The Alembic's Remodel, Now Finally Finished

EATER SF | September 17, 2015

Just in time for Alembic’s nine year anniversary, the Upper Haight bar and restaurant’s long-awaited expansion is finally complete. READ MORE

The 33 Best Cocktail Bars in the Country

Huffington Post | July 23, 2014

Sitting on a Haight Street block riddled with fauxhemians offering to sell you not-all-that-great drugs, you might miss the low-key Alembic if you’re not looking. READ MORE

Why San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, one of the world's most famous neighbourhoods, is a tourist magnet

Economic Times | April 19, 2015

Alembic is the trendiest of the lot. A pioneer of the craft cocktail movement, this one has a deliberately uncultivated garden, where fresh herbs… READ MORE