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Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to Get Your Drink On This Week

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM

The festivities of Thanksgiving may be over and December's insanity of Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanza-NYE not quite up to speed, making this weekend your last chance to sip a drink and catch your breath. Here's what's going on:

Historic Libations

Where: California Historical Society, 678 Mission (at 3rd St.)
When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $50 online or at the door

The rundown: The California Historical Society celebrates the rich and boozy history of the Golden State with cocktails, oysters, and of course Pisco Punch and Martinez cocktails. Dance your way back in time with the Gaucho Gypsy Jazz starting at 7:30.

Barback Olympics

Where: Mezzanine, 444 Jessie (at Mint)
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 8 to 11 p.m.
Cost: Free with RSVP

The rundown: This Sunday, the San Francisco Bay Area's best barbacks take center stage in a series of challenges designed to replicate being deep in the weeds at the bar. Last year's competition included drinking shots of Fernet Branca, bottle relay, ice bucket race, beer restocking race, and keg changing.

Lou Bustamante tweets at @thevillagedrunk. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook.
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