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Radio Imbibe Episode 23: Kevin Diedrich

A conversation with the owner of Pacific Cocktail Haven and Kona’s Street Market about the challenges of opening and operating bars in 2020.

Radio Imbibe is the audio home of Imbibe magazine. In each episode, we dive into liquid culture, exploring the people, places, and flavors of the drinkscape through conversations about cocktails, coffee, beer, spirits, and wine.

Kevin Diedrich’s prodigious talents as a bartender made him a star of San Francisco’s bar scene, and his Union Square bar, Pacific Cocktail Haven, is one of the mainstays of the city’s cocktail culture. For this episode, we chat with Diedrich about the challenges he’s faced running PCH during the Covid crisis; his decision to open a new bar, Kona’s Street Market (one of our Imbibe 75 Places to Watch for 2020) in the midst of the pandemic; and how a devastating fire at PCH the same week as Kona’s grand opening prompted him to take PCH’s cocktails and crew on the road in a series of pop-up events.

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