The bar at The Willows. Photo courtesy The Willows.
Now open in SoMa in the former Mercury Lounge space is a new project from Liz and Tim Ryan of ~THE SYCAMORE~ called ~THE WILLOWS~. They’re opening softly on Wednesday June 19th, with a full bar serving housemade, handcrafted cocktails, plus a “beer den” with 12 taps of rare beers. Right now, look for brews like the Belgian Cuvée des Jacobins sour and the Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale from Japan. They’re hoping to keep the den stocked with rare and hard-to-find beers from all over the world and locally. There is also a limited selection of wines available by the glass.
On the menu, you’ll find American classics, much like at The Sycamore, with some new additions, including fried chicken and meatloaf. They’ll also be serving their sliders, salads, and burgers. The location used to house Hamburger Mary’s (before Saturn Lounge), and they’re keeping the tradition alive with the Mary’s burger. Look for sandwiches, salads, and burgers at lunch too. They’ve revamped the space to be, quite literally, more playful, with pinball machines, a Big Buck Hunter video game, and a pool table, plus an old-fashioned jukebox. The opening is Wednesday June 19th, and hours will be Sun-Thu 11:30am-12am and Fri-Sat 11:30am-2am. 1582 Folsom St. at 12th St., 415-529-2039.