Nickel-Free Zone Ahead

HAYES VALLEY

By Nicole Honchariw

Where: Brass Tacks (Hayes Valley)
When: Weeknights, early weekend afternoons (weekend nights make for hard seating).
What you want: To snag a spot along the low lounge area in the back.
Cash factor: Pleasantly light despite the strong cocktail game.

For that date with an extra edge, head to Brass Tacks in Hayes Valley. Ask one of the tattooed (but not too cool) bartenders to craft you up a Knife in the Water or Brass Smash and see if a perfectly executed cocktail can’t just soften her up a bit. If things go well, you can always segue the date into dinner at the always romantic Absinthe or the spicy Boxing Room for some additional edginess (nothing says you can live dangerously like eating some alligator).








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