British-Indian-Dutch Gastropub

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Gin lovers rejoice at Whitechapel, a lively bar and restaurant showcasing the country’s largest gin collection alongside gin-centric cocktails and inspired pub fare pulling from Dutch-Indonesian and British-Punjabi cuisines in dishes like Bengali poutine, farmers cheese and naan, steak-oyster pie, bitterballen and mussels vindaloo. Drink offerings include gin flights, classic cocktails and punches, and new creations like the Audrey Rose (Hendrick’s Gin, liqueur de violettes, vermouth, rose water, bitters, acid phosphate). San Francisco veteran bar owners Martine Cate and Alex Smith designed the dramatic space to look like an East London Underground platform circa 1800's with vintage subway tiles, curved ceilings and red velvet banquettes. The main bar leads into a distillery alcove where gin botanicals are being distilled in clear pipes and to a back dining room and bar that looks like London's elegant "gin palaces" of yesteryear.

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  • The Hottest Bars in 15 U.S. Cities 2016  — Zagat
  • Mussels Vindaloo: The Bay Area’s 50 Most Essential New Dishes 2016 — San Francisco Magazine
  • Haunch & Flagon: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die 2016  — 7x7 Magazine
  • The 11 Best New Bars Of 2015 — SFist

600 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Classic/Old School, Eclectic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Late Night, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 292-5800
  • Private Dining Room: Yes