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Five Things to Know About John Colins
Named after owners John Guiffre and Colin O’Malley, John Colins serves up specialty cocktails and spirits in an environment that’s just as suitable for after-work happy-hour revelry as it is for late-night dance parties. Read on to learn more about this chameleon-like bar:
- The drink menu features cocktails and more than 100 spirits. Try the eponymous John Colins—Jack Daniel’s honey-infused whiskey with muddled orange and lemon—or kick back a shot of tequila from one of more than 30 options.
- There’s a cornucopia of nightly entertainment options. One evening, DJs might spin hip-hop and soul tunes, and another night they might feature electronica. All the while, the bar’s projectors play everything from Giants games to old surf documentaries.
- It brings in an eclectic crowd. With such diverse entertainment, it’s only natural that the crowd follows suit. Bar-goers include sports fans, hipsters, local professionals, and college kids alike.
- It has its own sushi restaurant called The Dojo. This 20-seat spot run by Chef Mark Hayashida offers made-to-order sushi, seasonal nigiri, and housemade sardines.
- Cocktails aren’t the only thing to drink. An onsite café serves up Blue Bottle coffee to pair with scones and other baked goods.