I got a chance to catch up with Paul Owens of Tortilla Heights about his upcoming project that is moving into the Gravity Room space in the Marina (yeah, fatal gang shootings in the club are so last year). It doesn’t have a name yet, but stand by for more on this in a sec. The space is going to have an old gentlemen’s club vibe, but also be very “come as you are” (so if you’re in the Marina, I guess that means UGG boots will be totally okay). The designer is Kendall Friedman, who does high-end residential projects in Pac Heights and Tiburon. There will be new bathrooms, a new sound system, and other updates. There will be a menu of four signature cocktails that will rotate, and there will also be a well-selected list of wines and Champagnes. As for the programming, Owens is planning on having guest bartending on Wednesday nights (something one of his past bars, The Fishbowl, is well known for), bands on Thursdays, and DJs on the weekends. 3251 Scott St. at Chestnut.
Now, about that $1,000. Owens is willing to offer $1k, in cash, for anyone who comes up with the name they end up choosing for the bar/club. He wants it to have a traditional and strong tone to it—think old New York or London gentlemen’s club, but a place where you can let your hair down (over good cocktails). Obviously it’s going to draw an energetic crowd that wants to have fun in that neighborhood. Feel free to send some names in here by midnight on February 14th, 2011, and he’ll then sort through the names and see if there’s a winner. Please be sure to include your name, contact info, and address so he can reach you.