Jacques Bezuidenhout and Ken Luciano behind the bar at Forgery. Photo courtesy PlumpJack Group.
The PlumpJack Group has opened a new bar in Mid-Market, called ~FORGERY~, which we mentioned a month ago. Jacques Bezuidenhout and Ken Luciano are running the show in partnership with the group. The pair previously managed beverages at Kimpton Hotels and are offering a list of fun, approachable cocktails along with beer and wine. The drinks menu has a global bent, with spirits and flavors from around the world, divided into house originals and classics (some with a twist). There are also some “tribute” cocktails, including the margarita from Tommy’s and the Green Beast from Bar 1805 in Ibiza.
The space has an industrial vibe—it used to function as glassblowing studio and a historic printing press—and they’ve kept that style, with exposed brick, concrete floors, and high ceilings with 15-foot-high windows. The bar is made of dark mahogany, and the walls are lined with leather banquettes. The space is also adjacent to a nightclub that will open in the coming months and is currently available for private parties. Hours are currently Tue-Thu 4pm-12am, Fri 4pm-2am, Sat 6pm-2am, closed Sun-Mon; expanded hours are coming in June. 1525 Mission St. at 11th St., 415-796-2325.