Join me on a walk of the Barbary Coast (and the Devil's Acre) where the whiskey drowned, women seduced and fires raged!
San Francisco, born from a womb of gold, came into the world as a celebratory, multi-cultural, altogether combustible boomtown.
There's no better way to experience the Gold Rush days then through its elixirs and stories, exploring the alleys, saloons and tasty cocktails of yesteryear.
About Your Guide
Duggan McDonnell is a barkeeper, distiller, winemaker, educator, community organizer and author of the book, "Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails." McDonnell was named a 'Leader of the American Cocktail Revolution' by Food & Wine magazine.
A true champion of the cocktail, Duggan teaches regularly at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, and for the United States Bartenders' Guild. He is the co-founder and CEO of Campo de Encanto Pisco, and lives in San Francisco, California.