Duggan McDonnell

Drinking the Devil's Acre

Duggan McDonnell

Talk: Drinking the Devil's Acre

Author Duggan McDonnell stops by Google Mountain View to talk about his newest book "Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter to San Francisco and Her Cocktails." Drinking The Devil’s Acre is a cocktail memoir by Duggan McDonnell, a tender tale of shaking the drinks made famous in the Barbary Coast; a bold primer on modern mixology, with smart essays on spirits, our palates, and insights into the cocktail renaissance. The title takes its name from the wickedest, wildest block of San Francisco’s old Barbary Coast, and McDonnell's prose does justice to the bold title.

Duggan Mcdonnell

Author Duggan McDonnell wears many hats—bartender, distiller, educator. He is most passionate about cocktail history, especially of San Francisco.

Drinking the Devil's Acre

During the 1870s and '80s, a single bar-filled block in San Francisco called the Devil's Acre threw what may have been the most enduring party the world has ever seen. Duggan McDonnell is in love with the city of his forefathers and its ever-flowing cocktails, and it shows in this history-packed drinking tour through one of the most beloved cities in the world.

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