Tired of braving the madness and mayhem at the mall? Skip the crowds and head to the InterContinental San Francisco to do your Christmas shopping in style... while perched at the bar with a seasonal ShopTail in hand. The hotel’s swanky Bar 888-- a destination in the city for serious grappa drinkers-- offers iPads loaded with special deal sites so you can check off your Christmas gift list while destressing with a stiff drink. These ShopTails include: the “Italian Coffee”, a double latte infused with “Fall Spice,” Sambuca and Grappa and served with a Pistachio and Cocoa Nib Biscotti ($14); the “Hoddy Toddy,” concocted with Earl Grey Tea, Poli Honey Grappa, Green Chartreuse and Candied Lemon Peel served with Bergamot Sugar Cookies ($12); or the “Hot Cocoa,” made with house-made egg nog, Bourbon and Kahlua, Crème Chantilly and served with an Almond Madeleine ($15). All cookies and biscotti are baked in-house by the Luce kitchen. These ShopTails are available until December 23, 1011.
Housed in a 32-storey translucent glass highrise towering above SOMA, The InterContinental San Francisco was awarded LEED Gold Certification earlier this year. Sleek and high-tech, the hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant, 10-room spa, and a 24-hour fitness center with an indoor lap pool.