Meet Benjamin Cooper, a New Bar Coming from Mo Hodges and Brian Felley


So while cocktail meisters Brian Felley and Mo Hodges (previously at Big) have been busy working with the R&B Lab group—who own and operate all the restaurants inside the Hotel G, including the recently opened Klyde Café & Wine Bar and 398 Restaurant & Bar—it ends up there’s one more exciting project that’s going to be under that umbrella as well. Brian and Mo will also be co-owners of the new ~BENJAMIN COOPER~, a cocktail and oyster bar they are opening at 398 Geary! There will be around 50 seats, and they hope to open around the end of February or early March. The name is an amalgam of their parents’ surnames and is also a fictional character (more on this mysterious man soon).

We’ll also have details on the cocktails, oysters, bar team, décor, and more in coming weeks. Just know there’s going to be another fantastic watering hole coming to Union Square soon! And it’s worth noting, the duo will still be leading the bar at 398 as well. 398 Geary St. at Mason.