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Trick Dog awarded World’s Best Cocktail Menu at Spirited Awards

Posted on July 6, 2018 by admin

San Francisco’s ever-eclectic and critically acclaimed Mission District cocktail bar Trick Dog is no stranger to “best of” lists, especially when it comes to the Spirited Awards, the cocktail industry’s program recognizing the year’s best bars, bartenders, writers and experts. After coming up short in the Spirited Award’s World’s Best Cocktail Menu category in both […]

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2016

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Jonny

TRICK DOG By Hamish Smith As a description, ‘volume bar’ often doesn’t do a cocktail bar justice. There is nothing more compelling in the bar business than witnessing a venue that hosts hoards of punters and keeps them happy. It is hospitality’s master trick. It is also the trick of Trick Dog. On the weekend […]

The Art of the Menu at Trick Dog

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Jonny

Marcia Simmons, Tales of the Cocktail Sept. 9, 2015, 4 p.m. Trick Dog’s first menu, inspired by Pantone swatches. Ordering a cocktail at Trick Dog is almost as much fun as drinking one. You could find yourself navigating a tourist map of San Francisco or rotating a horoscope wheel with a different drink for each […]

Trick Dog’s New Menu Mixes Politics and Booze

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Jonny

It’s the only way we’re going to get through this election cycle by Ellen Fort Jul 7, 2016, 3:00p   It’s time for Trick Dog’s bi-annual menu reveal, in which The Bon Vivants (owners of Trick Dog, and prolific bar consultants) completely change up the cocktail menu and accompanying theme. The last theme was “conspiracy […]

Trick Dog Rolls Over, Fetches Updated Cocktail Menu

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Jonny

Like clockwork, Trick Dog’s bi-annual concept and menu refresh launched this week Andrew Dalton, Eater SF Jul 10, 2015, 12:45p Acclaimed local cocktail bar Trick Dog and their barroom creative agency the Bon Vivants have unleashed their latest cocktail menu and concept upon the Mission. Previous concepts have come in the form of Pantone swatches, vinyl records, […]

Trick Dog Debuts New, Literally Top Secret Menu #7

Posted on January 8, 2016 by Jonny

Get to the bottom of cocktails based on conspiracy theories. SF EATER Just in time for the weekend comes Trick Dog‘s newest menu. The Bon Vivants, the quirky crew behind the Mission cocktail bar, have landed on the theme of “Top Secret” for their bi-annual menu update (the former menu was a calendar of dogs, with […]

Trick Dog Nominated for James Beard – Outstanding Bar Program

Posted on February 19, 2015 by admin

By Allie Pape February 18, 2015 All the Bay Area nominees for the food world’s equivalent of the Oscars. It’s official: the James Beard Foundation has released its list of semifinalists in the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards, via livestream, and the Bay Area is once again well-represented. Lazy Bear and The Progress have both been longlisted for Best New Restaurant, while Manresa’s Jessica Largey and La […]

At Trick Dog you come for the cocktails; stay for the food

Posted on September 18, 2014 by admin

By Michael Bauer September 18, 2014   The first thing that occurred to me as I was standing at the bar at Trick Dog, waiting for a table upstairs, was that a great bartender is like a great chef — a person who can take seemingly disparate ingredients and make them into a unified whole. […]

Trick Dog has a fetching style

Posted on March 31, 2013 by admin

By Michael Bauer March 31, 2013 “I asked my bartender friends where I should go for a drink,” said the rakish man sitting at the counter chatting with the tattooed bartender, “and all of them said Trick Dog.” He was nursing a cocktail and had just finished the Trick Dog, an ingenious hamburger in a […]