If I lived closer, I would be there all the time but when you factor in a hotel it gets expensive.
There’s always a line cause it’s really tiny.
Martin Cate has 3 spots on this list, all well-deserved. Between the ambiance, ingredients and bartending skills it’s hard to beat his spots. I highly recommend False Idol in San Diego and Smuggler’s Cove in SF.
And while not on the list, Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel is excellent too. They’ll make an alcoholic Dole Whip as well as many old drinks from Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber.