Inside SF Cocktail Week at the Boothby Center (video)

    “Cocktail Bill” Boothby was a turn-of-the-century San Franciscan barman, author, philanthropist and civic leader who connected the fabric of the City with his wits, his grit and his cocktails.

    SF Cocktail Week - Inauguration of the Boothby Center
    SF Cocktail Week - Inauguration of the Boothby Center

    SF Cocktail Week - Inauguration of the Boothby Center
    SF Cocktail Week – Inauguration of the Boothby Center

    Get your shaker on! And go inside SF Cocktail Week in this on location video segment shot at the The Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail (a non-profit), was founded in order to preserve the cultural heritage of saloons and their cocktails in San Francisco, while also celebrating California’s culinary philosophy and tradition.

    It’s an exciting event and last week organizers celebrated the debut of the “Cocktail Bill” Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts: San Francisco’s new community center, “beverage lab,” conference room and event space.

    “Cocktail Bill” Boothby was a turn-of-the-century San Franciscan barman, author, philanthropist and civic leader who connected the fabric of the City with his wits, his grit and his cocktails. The Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail dedicates their home base as an homage to this historic San Franciscan and all those alive today who honor his work.

    Veteran bartender John Burton was on hand to celebrate the night and the 51st anniversary of his bartending career in Northern California. Additional highlights of the evening included tours of the just-finished space and cocktails by co-founders of the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail (BCCAC), H. Joseph Ehrmann (Elixir), Jeff Hollinger (Comstock Saloon), Duggan McDonnell (Cantina).

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