Bar Updates: Oddjob Now Open in SoMa, Cafe Royale Closed for a Remodel


The conveyor belt bar (and in-progress back bar) at Odd Job. Photo: ©

A few weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peek of ~ODDJOB~, the new SoMa bar from Jeff Whitmore (Public Works), Pete Glikshtern (Jones), and Jordan Langer (Big), and this is just a note to let you know the bar is officially open! Whether you want to grab a straightforward drink from the front bar or a bespoke number from the back bar, they have you covered. 1337 Mission St. at Washburn (near 9th St).

A friend who lives on Nob Hill alerted me to a sign hanging in the window of ~CAFE ROYALE~, announcing it’s closed for the month of November for some repairs, and is due to open the first week of December. Since they just got their full liquor license, it sounds like they are ready to take things to the next level. 800 Post. St. at Leavenworth, 415-441-4099.