The Ice Cream Bar

At this Cole Valley ice-cream shop, bartender Russell Davis hasn't just put together a drinks list that pays homage to early 20th-century soda fountains. He's designed some of the most interesting drinks in the city, such as the Ode to Mr. Neil, a straightforward hit of chocolate that segues into tiny, fizzy bubbles and the subtly mouth-drying effect of lactart (lactic acid). It's so bewitching you can't stop sipping it.