Looking for delicious booze with Mt. Tam views? We've got just the place for you! When it comes to craft cocktails paired with seasonal small plates, Above Fifth has literally set a high bar for Marin. Located atop the new AC Hotel San Rafael, the loungey atmosphere and casual vibe coupled with its stunning natural backdrop make Above Fifth an ideal destination to meet friends/co-workers for happy hour, to take a date, or cozy up for a fire pit nightcap.
The bar menu features an eclectic mix of small plates + tapas style dishes. Popular items include the Roasted Carrot Hummus served with vegetables and flatbread, and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich made with Point Reyes Toma cheese. Seafood lovers will swoon over the chilled or baked oysters as well as the sea bass crudo. If your palate leans more turf than surf, the chicken souvlaki and the grilled steak crostini are sure to hit the spot.
* Weekend Brunch will be coming soon!
If you're craving an adult beverage, there's a lot to like here. The bar boasts a nice array of classic cocktails with a modern twist like the lemongrass mojito and the Pen Pal (a riff on the Boulevarier - made with rye, vermouth, and Aperol). Other mouthwatering libations (with cute names) include the Greener Pastures (gin, aloe liqueur, lime, and basil), and the Red Zeppelin (vodka, Chambord, peach, lemon, and sparkling wine).
If vino is more your thing, there's an impressive selection of wines from across California and France, including 14 options by the glass.