Monday, November 29, 2010

Fernet Goes on Tap in San Francisco

San Francisco's mania for Fernet Branca has just been knocked up a notch. 

Two bars—Broken Record and Bullitt—have just started serving the bitter Italian digestivo on tap. (You can also get Maker's Mark on tap at Bullitt). 

The craze for drinking shots of Fernet—known as "The Bartender's Handshake"—began in San Francisco, but is now a nationwide phenomenon. Guess the Bay area just found a way to make the drink theirs all over again. I give it two months before some New York bar starts doing the same.


Scott D said...

Fernet can also be found on tap at The Citizen Pub and Oyster Bar,, a new bar in Boston. Seems like it's catching on...

frederic said...

Boston already has one at the Citizen -- shots are $3 a pop.