The Pied Piper Bar and Lounge in the Palace Hotel is famous for the Maxfield Parrish “Pied Piper of Hamelin” painting, which was commissioned in 1909 and hangs behind the bar--dominating the room.
|Pied Piper Bar in San Francisco, California|
Additionally, two Antonio Sotomayor murals--one depicting Mark Twain and the other madam Sally Stanford, hang in a new lounge entered at the back of the bar. Seating includes at the bar as well as at tables and in booths--a few of which are partial booths with the banquette side featuring an aristocratic high back. The music is just right, and this place is in full-blast party mode at 5 p.m. Carpeting keeps the din in the darkened den manageable. The spacious newer lounge in back features informal seating in comfy chairs and couches.
|Pied Piper Bar Lounge in San Francisco, California|
Signature cocktails include the hands-down favorite--The Last Cocktail (made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, lemon juice, organic pear juice, rosemary syrup, and Prosecco)--and runners-up The Charlie Chaplin and The Spiced Knob.
|cocktails at Pied Piper Bar in San Francisco, California|
The bar has also sold a lot of martinis. A bowl of nuts is complimentary, and a small bar menu offers up such scrumptious goodies as burrata on nutty country bread
|burrata bread at Pied Piper Bar in San Francisco, California|
and succulent chicken wings with sweet Asian dipping sauce
|chicken wings at Pied Piper Bar in San Francisco, California|
as well as lobster mac ‘n cheese and a steak. I saw several TVs and even a few kids in the bar.
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