Bay Area Residents Applaud Novato’s Famed Eatery for Innovative Craft Cocktails

Hilltop-9509Novato, CA (March 26, 2014) – In a reception held last week, The North Bay Bohemian announced their annual “Best Of” honors handing the coveted Reader’s Choice Award for Best Cocktails of Marin to Novato’s Hilltop 1892. Edging out last year’s winner, The Buckeye Roadhouse, Hilltop 1892 was recognized for their classic recipes as well as their innovative craft cocktail selection featuring a twist on many classics such as the Passion Fruit Ramos Fizz, Hilltop Margarita, and the Pomegranate Martini.

“I consider the Readers Choice category to be the highest honor,” said Erick Hendricks, Hilltop 1892 owner. “We have been carefully keeping up with trends and developing recipes in response to our loyal guests and new visitors. This shows we have been succeding.”

For generations of North Bay residents, historic Hilltop 1892 has been Novato’s premiere special event destination. The renowned restaurant atop “Hayden Hill” offers a classic California Country menu featuring the finest quality meats, market-fresh seafood and produce along with innovative specialties inspired by the Bay Area’s seasonal bounty. The cocktail offering isn’t the only thing receiving a facelift – Executive Chef, Todd Davies has recently joined the team with a new take on Hilltop classics and exciting new specials.

“I am thrilled to be back in Marin County, which is the heart of what I consider to be one of the greatest food and wine environments in the world,” said Chef Davies. “My passion for food is inspired by region, and I’m thrilled to share this passion with our Hilltop guests.”

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About Hilltop 1892

A Novato landmark since 1892, the restaurant was completely renovated by owner Erick Hendricks in 2010. Hilltop 1892 carries on decades of tradition by offering quintessential American cuisine and craft cocktails accompanied by panoramic views, friendly service and weekly specials that are sure to enhance the guest’s dining experience. Conveniently located off Highway 101 on top of Hayden Hill, at 850 Lamont Avenue near downtown Novato, Hilltop 1892 is the perfect locale for daily lunch or dinner – and the best place to land for Happy Hour! For more menus and reservations visit and to keep up with the latest happenings find them on Facebook/Hilltop1892 and on Twitter@Hilltop1892