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Cocktail Week Is Here! Drink Heatmap; Bartenders' Favorite Bars; SF's Most Expensive Drinks; More!

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Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.

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SAN FRANCISCO—It's Cocktail Week this week on Eater, with boozy articles galore. First up: an update to our cocktail heatmap, with the best places to drink this fall.

SAN FRANCISCO—Where does a bartender go to have a great drink? We interviewed ten of them to discover where they imbibe when they're not behind the bar.

SAN FRANCISCO—Happy hour is a cherished tradition in these parts, and our loyal readers picked their 14 favorites to share with the class.

SAN FRANCISCO—Where does a mai tai cost $725 and a cognac drink go for $450? Check out our list of SF's most expensive cocktails.

SOMA—We didn't leave out the dudes: get to know Bar Agricole's 19-year veteran Craig Lane, and tour Distillery No. 209 with "Ginerator" Arne Hillesland.

SAN FRANCISCO—Badass ladies are becoming increasingly common behind the stick. Our Ladies of Liquor series profiled five of the city's best female mixologists.

SAN FRANCISCO—No one likes a hangover, which is why we solicited hangover cures from top bartenders, and mapped our favorite brunch cocktails in town for some hair of the dog.

SAN FRANCISCO—And finally, here are some of the best places in town to sip a rare or unusual whisk(e)y.