Hotel bars are all the rage these days and San Francisco's The Bar at Hotel Kabuki is setting a high standard with delicious elegance, impeccable style and authentic Japanese cultural influences. The bar specializes in custom Japanese cocktails, along with traditional western favorites, in a newly renovated space that is ultra-chic. The renovation has brought a modern update to the historic property and a contemporary, very elegant style. Exposed beams of rich Douglas fir, vintage pendant lights and an authentic Japanese garden with cozy fire pits are all pleasing elements in a lavish design. <br />
The bar staff are also trained in the classics. High end liquors and a top notch beer and wine menu attract a hip crowd that is eager to be catered to. Light bar foods are available for snacking, including soba noodle salad, chicken katsu sliders and okonomiyaki pancakes. The menu is just large enough for you to find something appealing to take the edge off your hunger.
The 'Tea for Two' cocktail menu celebrates social sipping, with a list of creative concoctions served warm from a teapot. Example: Hello Amanojaku is made with Suntory Toki whisky, Giffard vanilla, chai tea, cashew milk and macadamia almond orgeat. Traditional Japanese tea ceremony is held most afternoons, served from a custom bar cart.