Thad Vogler is known for being a pioneer of thoughtful cocktails made with high-quality ingredients, so it only makes sense that, despite its new(ish) location on Mission Street, his James Beard Award-winning cocktail bar continues to showcase his passion and dedication to seasonal and ingredient-driven drinks and food. The drinks are, of course, the hero, with the 34-seat (all booths) “tasting room” built to showcase a center island where the drinks are (mostly) concocted. The space awash with pale wood is sleek and beautiful, if not also a little stark. This is not a place where you settle in for a night of raucous drinking with friends. It’s a quiet, almost meditative setting where you go to appreciate serious cocktails, many of which showcase single-origin spirits from Bar Agricole’s spirits line. There’s also a front bar for walk-ins, perfect for those times when you still want a quality cocktail but with slightly more casual vibes.
How to book: Make reservations on Tock.
Thad Volger’s temple to single-origin, grower-produced spirits, Bar Agricole has returned in the form of an intimate tasting room showcasing standout examples of farm-to-bottle drinking. Centered around a hand-cut ice bar, the 34-seat space is all warm woods and glowing lighting, with cozy booths for sipping cocktails, like a classic Ti’ Punch or side-by-side Old Fashioneds, each featuring bourbon from a separate cask, or sampling Bar Agricole’s own exclusive line of spirits. Whatever you’re sipping, pair it with a menu of seasonal fare (that’s sourced as intentionally as the drinks) from Bar Agricole chef Will Napoli in collaboration with chef Nick Balla. While well worth a lengthy visit for a full dinner, don’t sleep on Bar Agricole’s happy hour from 5 - 6 pm where you’ll find a fine selection of snacks and $8 cocktails.
How to book: Reservations are available via Tock.