4701 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
If I ran a bar, I’d name it that. Nothing rings the cocktail bell for me like a martini. The Hearth, in San Francisco's Inner Richmond (11th & Geary), prepares the perfect one: when was the last time you watched a bartender fill the martini glass all the way to the top with the booze and THEN add the olives? In overly-hip SF, the 50+ year-old Hearth holds its own as a neighborhood treasure replete with fine folk, a pool table, darts, old-school video game consoles, sports TV, and stand-up comedy nights. The cash-only bar has a logo painted on the outside wall that says it all: No Whiners No Internet Just Booze.