Club Rules

At Alfred's, your steak comes with a drink token

You get to wear a badge.

Most people know Alfred's Steakhouse for its big cuts of meat, chandeliers and huge selection of whiskeys. But on Thursdays, the restaurant that opened in 1928–and has been in its current location since 1997–hosts the Buckaroo Luncheon Club. Proudly wearing your red membership badge offers benefits in liquid form.

Alfred's lunch menu includes a $19 two-course meal featuring steak tips, but the allure of the charcoal-grilled burger ($14) is hard to resist. Loaded with bacon, cheese and fried onions, the beast easily weighs a pound. The badge provides you a wooden token with your meal.

The token is good for an on-the-rocks cocktail, beer or glass of house wine. If you have patience, you can save up eight for a bottle of Fritz Cabernet. A mere two upgrades your cocktail to a fancy one, and by "fancy" we mean "big."

To cash in your token, belly up to the bar, where Will "The Colonel" Growney holds court.

Just don't order a Lemon Drop from The Colonel. You'll probably get a Scotch and soda instead–precisely what you should be drinking anyway.

Alfred's Steakhouse, 659 Merchant St. (at Montgomery); 415-781-7058 or alfredssteakhouse.com