Food & Drink

PABU Has a Secret Japanese Cocktail Menu Hidden in a Bottle Behind the Bar

Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
Grant Marek/Thrillist
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1. PABU 101 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Financial District)

When you think of Japanese whisky bars, you think of Nihon Whisky Lounge. But Pabu is a solid surprising contender: they have a secret Japanese cocktail menu, plus traditional Japanese whisky service. Each of the 14 Japanese whiskies offered are served with a complimentary food item that's blowtorched in front of you, meant to bring out the complex flavors of the drink.