Check out this new noir bar (hey, that rhymes!) next door to Bloodhound for Edgar Allan Poe-inspired drinks like the Velvet Death (Death’s Door Gin, Velvet Falernum, lemon juice, absinthe, basil) and Bitter Love (rye, Campari, Cocchi Americano), plus six mostly local taps served from three bars (two downstairs and one upstairs), and enjoyed on two dance floors and in dark leather booths, assuming they're not out assassinating top-hatted bar stools in theater balconies.
1. Raven Bar & Lounge
1151 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
This bi-level SoMa lounge comes alive every weekend with 90s-fueled dance parties upstairs, and artisan-cocktail-fueled mingling downstairs. Drinks change seasonally and feature homemade syrups, fresh fruit juice, and top shelf spirits, like the Vanilla Elixir, made with rum, chocolate bitters, and egg whites.