June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015
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The Sea Star in Dogpatch. Yelp photo by Dan B.

Dogpatch bar ~THE SEA STAR~ has been sold to new owners. The bar, which was purchased by the Southern Pacific Brewing team in 2014, is now owned by Ryan Gilbert, Alicia Walton, and Tommy Shaw, who have worked at various places around town including Elixir, Bloodhound, Brass Tacks, Comstock Saloon, and Martuni’s. In addition to 12 rotating taps of beer and cider, there is a boilermaker menu, as well as approachable cocktails from Walton. The new owners will take over as of Thursday July 2nd, and then plan to do some light remodeling in the coming months. Oh, and the space is now pet-friendly. Woof. Hours are daily 4pm-2am, with happy hours from 4pm-7pm. 2289 3rd St. at 20th St., 510-552-5330.

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Clock Bar. Photo from Facebook.

Explore the wines of Sicily’s Mount Etna at ~WILLIAM CROSS WINE MERCHANTS~ on Wednesday July 1st from 6pm to 9pm. You’ll try six wines from the volcanic region, from producers like Cottanera, Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Planeta, and Graci. The flight is $15 for all six tastes.

Want to explore food and beer pairings? Check out a European-inspired pairing with master cicerone Rich Higgins and chef Matt Sieger, both of the upcoming Bon Marchè. The tasting takes place on Saturday July 11th in ~THE HALL~, from 4pm to 6pm. You’ll learn about the basic tenets of beer tasting, classic styles of European beers, and how to pair beer with food. Check out the beers and the menu right here. Tickets are $48 per person and include five beer tastes and food pairings. 1028 Market St. at Golden Gate, 415-231-6267.

Michael Mina’s ~CLOCK BAR~ at the Westin St. Francis is launching a new bar menu from lead bartender Abby Martinie. From now on, the bar’s menu will change every season, with eight different cocktails, eight different wines, and six beers, all inspired by a theme (even the glassware will change). To kick the series off, the theme is San Francisco 1904, the year the St. Francis opened. This is the era when egg whites and bitters became common, and of course was a time of great prosperity for San Francisco—what goes around, comes around? Check out the drink list right here. 335 Powell St. at Geary, 415-397-3003.

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