The interior at Third Rail. Photo courtesy Third Rail.
The vintage train station clock. Photo courtesy Third Rail.
The bar. Photo courtesy Third Rail.
As we mentioned last week, the new bar project from Jeff Lyon and Phil West, ~THIRD RAIL~, is now open. The pair previously worked at Range, and the name actually comes from a cocktail on the Range bar menu (you’ll find it here too). The design of the bar (from the team at Paxton Gate) is a nod to the transit hub nature of the neighborhood, with the Caltrain station nearby, the T-Line, and Dogpatch’s history as a center of train activity. It’s a long and narrow space (yep, like a railcar), with a bar that seats 15 and booths designed to mimic train compartments. There are vintage touches throughout, including in the arches over the bar and the clock, which is from a French train station.
As for the beverages, check out this piece for lots of details on the cocktail options. There are also four beers on tap, as well as a red and a white wine. You can take a look at the opening menu right here. To keep you fueled up, there is also a selection of jerky and cured meats available by the ounce. Flavors will rotate with the seasons, and there is also a vegetarian option. Hours are daily 3pm-2am. 628 20th St. at 3rd St., 415-252-7966.