The Mortimer Bar and Lounge Now Open in Union Square


The bar at Mortimer. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. ©


A cozy lounge corner. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. ©

Details have emerged about ~THE MORTIMER~, the new Union Square bar that has opened in the former Cortez and Bar Adagio space in the Hotel Adagio (which just finished a multimillion dollar renovation). The hotel dates back to 1929, so look for elements of its Spanish Colonial Revival architecture to be revealed, like the 16-feet-high Moorish-influenced windows (design firm Parker-Torres is behind the hotel’s new look). The bar and lounge features an LED-lit bar and some communal seating.

The menu is good for a pre- or post-theater bite, and includes a range of items, from cheeses and Wagyu sliders to larger plates like filet mignon and wild salmon, plus dessert. You can take a look at the menu here.

The cocktails range from classics with a twist, like a blood orange bourbon sour, while La Bella Vita features basil-infused vodka with coconut water, sparkling wine grapes, agave nectar, and fresh lime. There are also punch bowls for groups. Hours are Mon-Fri 4pm-12am (food 5pm-10pm) and Sat-Sun 12pm-12am (food 4pm-10pm). 550 Geary St. at Jones.