Back in June, there was some liquor license activity that pointed to the Little Skillet folks taking over their neighboring space, 330 Ritch. I have been keeping in touch with Deanna Sison Foster (co-owner of Little Skillet and farmerbrown) over the past few months, and now it’s time to release the news: she is partnering with Mia Weening (Mission Bowling Club, Mini Bar, and a longtime SF bartender) to open VICTORY HALL & PARLOR in late fall of this year.
It will primarily be a full-service bar, and will “celebrate the legacy of the worker,” offering a comfortable place to hang out, whether you’re with a pack of coworkers or flying solo. They aim to be a focal point for the neighborhood, a place for the local community to gather in a welcoming atmosphere. There will be large communal tables, and there is also a back parlor that can be reserved for private parties and events.
The bar will feature quality crafted cocktails with a special nod to large-format drinks for groups. There will be a dedicated bar cook who will be preparing ingredients for the bar, plus juices, shrubs, and more. There will be a rotating, seasonal, approachable cocktail list and several craft brews.
If you’re a regular patron of the walk-up window at Little Skillet, you’ll be happy to know that they will now be serving food to the interior of the bar, and expanding the menu into the late night. You’ll be able to get family-style meals, like a roast chicken with sides, or a fried chicken platter with waffles—hearty Americana in the house. Stand by for news on the opening in coming months. Hours will be daily 11am-12am, with brunch by Little Skillet launching soon after it opens. Victory awaits! 330 Ritch St. at Townsend.
The famed Little Skillet fried chicken and waffles—soon to be consumed at tables, with drinks! Photo courtesy of Little Skillet.