It is exactly 31 days until Thanksgiving, but we're kicking the holidays off early here.
Not in the Santa hat and nativity scene kind of way, but rather, the whiskey, absinthe and Beaujolais nouveau way.
Looking to get a headstart on your seasonal tippling?
Here’s your autumn boozing calendar, featuring the best local (or homemade) tipple for every day until the turkeys arrive.
Drink: A Camp Alice Eastwood at A&Q, because nothing says fall like Douglas fir-infused Santa Theresa rum.
Drink: A Honey Mule at Blackbird — ’til the end of the month, they're donating $1 per drink to the Helen David Relief Fund, supporting women with breast cancer.
Drink: A half-bottle of Au Bon Climat at Waterbar. Get a seat on the patio, the weather's supposed to be nice tonight.
Drink: The Purple Rain (Lo-Fi Amaro, dry orange curacao, maraschino, vanilla bitters, Champagne) at Burritt Room + Tavern, because six months (and six days) without him is six months and six days too many.
Drink: It's Hallowine.
Drink: Metropolitans for Day 2 of Halloween-related festivities at the W's 5th annual holiday bash, which is ridiculous and fun. We're sure they'd serve pumpkin Champagne if they could. Three floors, three rooms, plus the VIP lounge.
Drink: Whatever's included in the ticket price on board the San Francisco Belle for Sunset Sound System's Halloween on-the-water party. Or vodka tonics (won't stain, won't be sticky) at the Great Northern after-boat-party.
Drink: St. Georg Absint Verte from Cask, because it's finally Halloween and it's time to stay home and relax with a lovely green drink.
Drink: Corpse Reviver #2 at Absinthe, with London dry gin, dry curacao, kina l'aero d'or, lemon juice, and absinthe.
Drink: Happy hour draught sake and pork team buns at Michael Mina's Pabu — just get there by five.
Drink: Escape to Tahoe! Where better to wait out the election? Congratulate yourself on getting out of town with a bottle of Louis Latour Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru at Manzanita.
Drink: Down to Truckee for PBRs and lobster rolls at Morgan's.
Drink: A 2003 Château Doisy-Vedrines Sauterne will do nicely following the Chef's Tasting Menu at Trokay.
Drink: Raise a glass to America and the peaceful transition of power at the Palace Hotel's Garden Court with Napa Valley Chandon Etoile — because we do everything better, including Champagne/sparkling wine.
Drink: Literally as much as possible of whatever you have to hand.
Drink: to forget the past two years of politicking at the Tonga Room with as many Mai Tais as can be safely imbibed.
Drink: Theme night: A Brown Wolf at Alembic (bourbon, St. George Spiced Pear Liquer, Amaro Lucano and mole bitters), followed by our favorite movie about the encroaching cold: The Grey.
Drink: Mosswood Irish Whisky at ABV.
Drink: There's no better location than oysters and Manifesto's sauvignon blanc at Hog Island's Oxbow location.
Drink: An Icelandic Einstok, just because, at Toronado.
Drink: California's own cask-strength Slow Hand craft whiskey at Dirty Habit — ideally on the heated outdoor patio.
Drink: Baby Daddy Session IPA at Southside Spirit House, to go with the MacGarlic Fries.
Drink: Mikkeler's Mexas Ranger (a stout with almond milk, black beans, cocoa, chili and avocado leaves) and bratwurst.
Drink: Lagunitas and blues at the Saloon, a properly historic S.F. institution.
Drink: College football on the big screens and Guinness at McNally's, well worth the trip across the bridge.
Drink: Anything available at the 500 Club, our favorite bar in town, bar none.
Drink: Old Crow at Fred's Place, our local choice. It's trivia night. Come prepared.
Drink: Water. Flying's dehydrating.
Drink: We hope you're enjoying your horrible flight home. We'll be at Cat Cora's (Terminal 2, in the Virgin America wing) with a cucumber martini and the tacos that are more like pieces of fish wrapped in lettuce.
Drink: Post-Thanksgiving Long Island Ice Teas at the roadhouse on the highway by your high school. Or maybe that's just us. Improvise.