Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bring Your Groupies

Rock-star-approved cocktails and double sliders at Bergerac in SoMa


Jack White. Adam Levine. Jaime Hince.

All living proof that the rock 'n' roll dream of marrying a supermodel and rolling in dough is just as well-preserved as Mick Jagger's grin.

Taste the dream — literally — at Bergerac, opening tomorrow in SoMa below Audio Discotech.

Named after the mansion in which the Rolling Stones composed Exile On Main Street, this new den of mixology and cocktail-friendly plates giving the finger to anyone who dares say that rock 'n' roll is dead.

Arrange to meet your entourage (supermodel girlfriends optional) for a pre-dinner fireside cocktail atop a tufted leather sofa. The beverage list literally reads like a catalog of greatest hits, the most inspiring of which is the Scotch and sage-laced Midnight Hour.

With pre-show drink complete, head back to the richly-draped private banquette in the back for plates of crispy boneless chicken wings (pictured), double sliders, and cheddar gougères with Scotch highland fondue paired with — you guessed it — more cocktails.

Because this is rock 'n' roll. And your date is looking more like Behati Prinsloo with every sip.

Photo by Natalie Darville

316 11th St. (at Folsom), SoMa
(415) 255-9440

Parking: Street
Hot seat: The private banquette towards the back.
Best bets: Crispy Vietnamese chicken wings; Bergerac egg; double sliders; Midnight Hour; Dirty Work
Nearby: Audio Discotech; Bar Agricole; Una Pizza Napoletana

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