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Mar 12, 2020 2 min read

Closures All Over the City, from James Beard Winners to Beloved Pubs

Closures All Over the City, from James Beard Winners to Beloved Pubs
Bar Agricole, designed by Aidlin Darling. Photo: ©
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There are some unfortunate closures to announce: ~BAR AGRICOLE~ is closing on April 15th, after ten years in their award-winning and beautifully designed SoMa space. What they didn’t mention in their newsletter is they are moving to a “luxury residential complex at 1550 Mission St., in late 2020” (via the Chronicle). More on that soon. They’re planning a big farewell party for April 15th, and since it’s tax day, you may as well drink some brilliant cocktails and kiss it all goodbye.

San Francisco Business Times reports that MARKETBAR at the Ferry Building is closing after 17 years due to their lease ending and an ongoing dispute with their landlord. Their last day is Wednesday April 22nd.

I am sorry to learn that Aaron London has closed his fast-casual spot, AL’S DELI—I thought that Montreal-style, smoked meat salad was pure genius. Eater reports it just never seemed to catch on over its eight months of business, and recent coronavirus-related catering cancellations didn’t help the situation. And so, the curse of the 18th and Guerrero corner continues. 598 Guerrero St. at 18th St.

A tipster alerted Eater that Dennis Leary is closing his bakery and sandwich shop in the FiDi, THE GOLDEN WEST, at the end of the month. (8 Trinity Pl.) But on the bright side (sunny side?): coming soon will be his new, delivery-only project: A HUEVO (LOL), focused on a breakfast egg sandwich, and a steak and egg sandwich for lunch, plus crispy rice and green eggs and ham. Stand by. [Via Chronicle]

A tablehopper Twitter tipster let me know that the Marina location of THE PLANT CAFÉ ORGANIC has closed (here’s a pic on their door); their other locations in the FiDi, Dogpatch, and SFO remain open. 3352 Steiner St. at Chestnut.

Inner Sunset’s SOCIAL KITCHEN & BREWERY brewpub just closed, reportedly due to new lease issues with their landlord. The craft brewery and restaurant will be missed by the neighborhood and beer lovers from all over. 1326 9th Ave. at Irving. [Via Hoodline.]

This one is almost hard to believe: Lower Haight’s MAD DOG IN THE FOG is closing after more than 30 years! It has been an anchor of the Lower Haight for soccer lovers and beer lovers alike, with an international fan club. According to a post on Facebook, owner Cyril Hackett says, “We will return louder and more wicked at a new location. Thank you for your support, it has been our privilege serving you.” Their famed Tuesday and Thursday Quiz Nights with Peter Malone will move to their sister bar, The Kezar Pub (770 Stanyan St.). 530 Haight St. at Fillmore. [Via Hoodline.]

Bar Agricole, designed by Aidlin Darling. Photo: ©

The airy and colorful style of AL’s Deli. Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux.
L’enfant-Terrible ale from Social Kitchen & Brewery.
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