Okay boozehounds, you have a new patio to hit in Hayes Valley, courtesy of the Brass Tacks crew. The bar ANINA has opened in the former Flipper’s space, and it’s all about a colorful, tropical, cheerful, airy look, with just cocktails (no food). And what a perfect week to be open. See if you can cut out of work and stake out a spot at one of their beer garden tables. Hours: Mon-Fri 2pm-2am, Sat-Sun 12pm-2am. 482 Hayes St. at Octavia.
Mark your calendar for the next Ferry Building cocktail event: A Toast to Science: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market, on Wednesday April 19th and in celebration of Earth Day and the March for Science. There will be spring cocktails and bites from 20-plus Bay Area bartenders and chefs, thanks to CUESA, the United States Bartenders’ Guild, and the Exploratorium. These events are always a blast, with unlimited cocktail tastes from top-notch bartenders, three full-sized drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30pm-8pm. Tickets: early bird $55; general admission $60; last minute $65. Ferry Building Grand Hall, 1 Ferry Building.
Also at the Ferry Building, we received word that FORT POINT has expanded, taking over the Marla Bakery space that was adjacent to the Fort Point kiosk. There are now an additional 30 seats, where you can enjoy brewery-fresh beer delivered daily from Crissy Field, as well as locally sourced hot dogs and pretzels from Acme Bread, Golden Gate Meat Company, and Firebrand Artisan Breads. Hours are Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, and Sun 11am-6pm.
And some unexpected news was that local brewery SPEAKEASY ALES & LAGERS has ceased operations—the brewery and taproom are now closed, and what’s left of their beers on shelves is all that remains. We’ll have to see if another entity with some capital to spare takes over the facility or launches their own brand in the space. [Via Hoodline.]