Welcome to Wunderbar: Peek inside the underground cocktail bar inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales

Wunderbar opens at Wursthall in San Mateo The Wunderbar may have a private entrance and require reservations, but it's not a speakeasy, says general manager Xian Choy. It's a cozier, more relaxed space. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Amberg) At Wunderbar, descend underground to feel like you're entering a different world. Take a seat in a black-lit nook or cozy banquette, and sip on a storied cocktail. The intimate cocktail bar, located in ...

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Not for tourists: 10 Silicon Valley hotel restaurants locals love

Madera's foie gras terrine with rhubarb jam, strawberry, walnut and espresso financier; Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant serves up locally inspired fare and an assortment of cocktails; The Emerald Hour Bar’s crema catalana is infused with orange and cinnamon. (Photos by Michelle Le, Natalia Nazarova and Magali Gauthier) Looking for a staycation? Whether you're staying overnight or popping in for a drink or a meal, there are plenty of delicious hotel restaurant ...

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The Peninsula’s cure to cocktail conformity: Tiki Thursday at Timber & Salt

Let the master of obscure syrups, sticky citrus and rare rums take you to a faraway island. Brian Matulis strains a mai tai at Timber & Salt in Redwood City. (Photo by Adam Pardee) Every Thursday, Brian Matulis, the bar manager at Timber & Salt in Redwood City, offers his customers a “vacation in a glass.” For one night a week, on “Tiki Thursday,” Matulis serves cocktails of his choosing from the ...

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Beyond margaritas: How San Agus in Palo Alto is crafting a new Mexican cocktail experience.

Beverage director Eusebio Pozos has curated a drink menu featuring spirits made from ‘a diversity of agave,’ a desert spoon shrub AND an edible fungus that grows on corn. A selection of cocktails currently featured at San Agus (from left:) Xochimilco; Central De Abastos; La Merced. (Photo by Magali Gauthier) The vibrant flavors of Mexico City are making their way into your cocktail glass. At San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails, beverage director ...

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Cheap Eats and $5 Cocktails At These Redwood City Happy Hours

Colorful cocktail options at LV Mar via IG: lvmarrwc The after-work crowds may be more visible on Mountain View’s compact Castro Street but Redwood City may have Silicon Valley’s most cocktail-centric downtown. The last few years have seen several bars open up with an emphasis on craft mixology while new and old restaurants are refreshing their bar menus and happy hour offerings. The Six Fifty likes to highlight what’s new and unique but ...

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