Some exciting news for Almanac Beer Co. They’ve found a space for their taproom: the former Sous Beurre Kitchen on 24th Street. The SF craft brewer will be calling it ALMANAC SAN FRANCISCO, which will serve all their beers (on tap, in the bottle, and in growlers). And they’re trying to convert the back area into a beer garden. Scoop reports there will be 72 seats, with a full kitchen serving “beer-friendly food” (they’re on the hunt for a chef). Stand by for updates. 2704 24th St. at Potrero.
Also in the Mission: Lazy Bear’s David Barzelay is taking over the about-to-close The Tradesman and has plans to open a ” cocktail-focused restaurant” with bar manager Nicolas Torres. Look for a more affordable menu to go with the seasonal cocktails and a more laid-back format (read: not a formal sit-down dinner). Eater says the target is early 2017 for the opening. 753 Alabama St. at 20th St.
Next time you want to show off one of our gorg city views to Aunt Edie visiting from Missouri, or maybe you’d just like to enjoy it yourself, Hilton San Francisco Union Square has just opened CITYSCAPE SAN FRANCISCO LOUNGE on the hotel’s 46th floor, boasting 360-degree panoramic views from 14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. There are cocktails, small plates and appetizers, wines by the glass, and a variety of beers on tap. The viewing lounge is open 5pm-12am nightly. 333 O’Farrell St. at Taylor, 415-771-1400.
Folks who enjoy grabbing a glass of wine at SoMa’s DISTRICT will now find full liquor and bar service, with a focus on whiskey (like 60 small-batch bourbons, Scotches, and ryes) and a list of whiskey cocktails to go with their small plates. 216 Townsend St. at 3rd St., 415-896-2120.