August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013

A rendering of the bar at Beaux. Courtesy Beaux.

As noted on tablehopper in March, the Castro is getting a new bar soon: ~BEAUX~. The project comes from Tim Eicher, Rob Giljum, and Rob Cotterman, the owners of The Edge and Midnight Sun. The name refers to boyfriends or dandies, and one of the bar’s taglines is that you can “make Beaux your boyfriend” in the neighborhood.

We’ve got a couple of updates on the project. First, the former Trigger interior has been wiped away by Geremia Design, and is now divided into multiple sections to accommodate cocktailing, dancing, and conversation (and maybe some naughtiness—although nothing will compare to the shenanigans when the place was the Detour!). Take a look at a floor plan here. They’ve brought Scotty Kennedy of Tacolicious on board to get the drink list up and running, so look for cocktails that have a little more thought put into them than the average club drink. Right now, the plan is to open in September, although that is pending construction completion. 2344 Market St. at Noe.


The DJ booth and dance floor at Audio Discotech. Photo via Facebook.

There’s a new place to get your dance on in SoMa above the forthcoming Bergerac, which was previously mentioned in tablehopper. It’s called ~AUDIO DISCOTECH~ and, as the name suggests, it is all about the sound. The project comes from David Brinkley of Vessel, Anderson Pugash of Crossroads Nightlife Group, and Bruce McDonald of Foreign Cinema and Laszlo, and features a rotating roster of DJs and cocktails from Yael Vengroff and Russell Davis (some of those bevvies will put the hurt on you—be careful not to mix too much with the eight-foot infinity mirror), and lots of LED lights and a spring-loaded dance floor. Hours will be Thu-Sat 9pm-2am. Utz utz. 316 11th St. at Folsom, 415-255-9439.

Here’s an update on the former Stray Bar space in Bernal. As previously reported, Mike Goebel and Darren Brunson took the place over and now have a name: ~HOLY WATER~. They should be opening up in a month or so. 309 Cortland Ave. at Bocana.

~CURRY UP NOW~ on Valencia is verrrrry close to getting their liquor license finalized. Once they’ve got it, look for beer and wine on tap, and get ready for naughty naan to get a little naughtier (also coming soon: their “i’klektik” brunch). 659 Valencia St. at 18th St., 415-735-3667.


Press Club. Photo courtesy of Press Club.

No plans Labor Day weekend? After hanging out in Dolores Park, you can get your sake on at a Sake Introductory Class at ~IZAKAYA YUZUKI~ on Sunday September 1st with sake sommelier Yoshihiro Sako. You’ll learn about the history as well as how to taste and order sake. $40. 4:15pm-5:15pm. RSVP here.

Mark your calendar for Sunday September 8th, when ~PRESS CLUB~ celebrates their fifth anniversary with a Harvest Tasting Event.  Wines will be poured from wineries like Caraccioli Cellars, Beauregard Vineyards, Philip Togni Vineyard, and Zepaltas Wines. 2pm-5pm (trade is invited 1pm-2pm). There will also be bites from Taste Catering’s Chris Borges, like chicken and pumpkin seed empanadas. Tickets are $45 online or at the door.