The Barrel Room Moving to Financial District, Expanding


The exterior of Georges, which will become The Barrel Room in April. Yelp photo by Zoey W.

~THE BARREL ROOM~ is moving their San Francisco location in the Tenderloin to the Financial District in mid-April. Owners Sarah Trubnick and Carolyn Johnson have partnered with Stephen Deyton (Park Tavern) and Jay Marx (Georges) on the project, which will function as a retail shop and tasting room during the day, and then transition into a wine bar in the evenings. In addition, there will be a restaurant next door (in the former Georges location) serving lunch and dinner.

The wine list will offer at least 50 selections by the glass, available as flights. On the beer list you’ll find craft beers, and they’ve also added a full liquor license. Cocktails will also be available in flights, which should be fun. Executive chef Manuel Hewitt of Barrel Room Rockridge will be responsible for the menu, which will rotate through different regions on a quarterly basis. There will be in-house charcuterie, along with oysters, caviar, and daily seafood specials.

There will be happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm until 5:30pm, with $5 beer and $6 wine and cocktails. The wine bar and shop will be open daily 10am-12:30am, and the restaurant will be open 11am-12:30am. 415 Sansome St. at Commercial.