SHORT STORIES & TRIVIA Hosted By TIPSY HISTORIANS

If our walls could talk, they would tell 100 years worth of tales, but talking to walls is frowned up, so we found
something better – historians – and we gave them drinks.


DUGGAN McDonnell




WEDNESDAY JUNE 14, 2017
7PM – 9PM 

SHORT Story
The Devil’s Acre was a single, saloon-soaked blockwithin the notorious Barbary Coast of old San Francisco. It was, in short, the wickedest, wildestberg in the whole wide world — not where you went to whet your whistle.

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TALL Drink
The Gold Mountain 

ABOUT Duggan
Duggan McDonnell has been a fixture on the west coast beverage scene for over ten years. He was honored by Food & Wine as one of America’s Best Mixologists, and also served as a Cocktail Designer for the Sundance Film Festival.


AVITAL Ungar




WEDNESDAY JUNE 21, 2017
7PM – 9PM 

SHORT Story
A 5-course storytelling meal about dishes invented in San Francisco.
We’ll start with stories of a cocktail invented in San Francisco, then bread, then soup, entree and dessert. Stories of the Pisco Punch, sourdough bread, cioppino, mission-style burrito and the fortune cookie, 5 courses, 5 stories.

TALL Drink
The Pisco Punch by Duggan McDonnell from Drinking the Devil’s Acre:
Thanks, Duggan! 

ABOUT Avital
Avital is the founder of Avital Food Tours, which curates 4-course progressive meals in San Francisco. She is a menu collector, storyteller, board game enthusiast and meter maid driver.

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REANNON Muth




WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2017
7PM – 9PM 

SHORT Story
Dive into the world of speakeasies in San Francisco mixed with tales of popular drinking-related idioms and traditions. Want to know where “three sheets to the wind” came from, why honey was used in cocktails or how travelers shaped San Francisco’s drinking culture. Come see Reannon — she knows it all..

TALL Drink
The Twisted Bee’s Knees 

ABOUT Reannon
With over 14,000 followers on her blog’s Facebook page, Reannon writes about culture, quirky travel destinations and offers tips on how to become asuccessful travel writer and blogger. As a Senior Editor for San Francisco To Do and a lifelong travel addict originally from Hawaii. Though her travels have taken her to
over 40 countries and 30 states (and counting!), San Francisco remains one of her favorite cities on the planet.

Her writing has been featured in dozens of print and online publications, including SF Travel.com and The Huffington Post.

Since she began blogging in 2008, her site has amassed over 14,000 followers on Facebook and 20,000+ page views per month. Reannon has collaborated with major brands in the travel industry, including Expedia and Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Her latest project is a travel guide for the Western US, which is due to be published in Fall 2017.

When not on the road, Reannon splits her time between her homes in fabulous Las Vegas and sleepy Half Moon Bay, California.

ADRIAN Covert



WEDNESDAY July 19, 2017
7PM – 9PM 

SHORT Story
The tale of the first visual and narrative account of the American Revolution told through tales about the Colonial-era inns, taverns, and alcoholic beverages that shaped it. 

Taverns of the American Revolution is equal parts history, trivia, coffee-table book, and travel guide for America’s surviving pre-1800 taverns.

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TALL Drink
The Coow Woow (pronounced “coo-woo”) is believed to be America’s oldest cocktail. Enjoy. 

ABOUT Adrian
Adrian Covert is a San Francisco-based author, artist, and water policy expert for the Bay Area Council. Adrian is a native Californian and a lover of history, baseball, and sazeracs.

SHANNA Farrell



WEDNESDAY AUG. 2, 2017
7PM – 9PM 

SHORT Story
Shanna Farrell has been documenting the modern cocktail revival in the Bay Area through interviews with bartenders, bar owners, distillers, historians, and writers. These interviews resulted in her forthcoming book and continue through her podcast.

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TALL Drink
The Mojito. This drink reveals much of the history of the cocktail revival in the Bay Area through its ingredients, the people who drove the trend, and the city that embraced it. She’ll discuss the drinks background, who put it on the map, what it’s meant to others, and how the trend proliferated throughout San Francisco.  

ABOUT Shanna
Shanna Farrell is an oral historian at UC Berkeley, author of Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Culture, Community and Craft (out September 2017), and co-host of the Prix Fixe podcast. She lives in San Francisco but can be found on a barstool all over the Bay Area.

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