Gin Fizz (Hold the Strip)

NORTH BEACH

By Nicole Honchariw

Where15 Romolo (Below the Basque Hotel, tucked in an ally in North Beach).
When: Weeknights are mellow and best for intimate conversation. Why your date will love it: It’s old school cool, the cocktails are presented with style, there’s ample seating room for more private conversation.
Cash factor: Moderate, especially if you veer from cocktails to the food menu.

15 Romolo is hardly a new kid on the drinking block, but if you haven’t used this clandestine jewel for a date or two, now is the time to get on it. Tucked amongst the less scrupulous parts of North Beach, the bar is a testament to old time San Francisco and ever-evolving cocktail classics. Make your way into the dark wood interior and snag a table next to one of the birch trees (another huge plus of Romolo: ample table seating, all the better to get to know your date with.) If all goes well and you’re both looking to extend the evening, take your pick of any of the awesomely tacky Italian spots lining Columbus Street, or just grab a slice at Golden Boy Pizza.  You started the night at Romolo, so we’re not judging.








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