Ferry Building News: Changes at Frog Hollow, Blue Bottle Construction Done


The mushroom and leek empanada from Frog Hollow. Photo courtesy Frog Hollow.


Blue Bottle at the Ferry Building, with its new look. Instagram photo by Laurel Touby.

The ~FROG HOLLOW~ café in the Ferry Building has made some exciting changes, launching Tuesday March 10th. To start, they now have a beer and wine license and will be serving two beers (Jagged Edge IPA and Hefeweizen Bavarian Wheat), along with two white wines (Bloomfield chardonnay and viognier) and two reds (both from Cline Cellars).

They will also be offering an after-hours menu Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 7:30pm, with special snacks. The menu includes a seasonal pizza, soup, and a housemade cookie plate. They’ve been growing barley on the farm for the last year or so, for Thirsty Bear Brewing, and the barley also shows up in the seasonal soup. To accommodate happy hour diners, they’ve also added some new seating, with sturdier tables and chairs, more planters for ambiance, and even new heat lamps so you can enjoy the view when the fog rolls in. They are also improving the seating in the interior and adding some new double doors to the patio, but that is an ongoing project. Ferry Building, at Embarcadero, Shop #6, 415-445-0990.

According to an announcement on Twitter, the Ferry Building ~BLUE BOTTLE~ is now done with its remodel and is open for business. The space has been designed to help customers order more easily and to increase the speed at which baristas can prepare drinks. Lookin’ good, guys! Ferry Building at Embarcadero, Shop #7, 510-653-3394.