As previously reported on tablehopper, DOGPATCH SALOON is getting a new team of owners and a remodel. Well, the dust has settled and Eater reports that they are now open for business. They opened last night, with a list of craft cocktails and 10 beers on tap. They’re open Mon-Fri 2pm-2am and Sat-Sun 12pm-2am. 2496 3rd St. at 22nd St., 415-643-8592.
BLACKBIRD BAR is turning four, and celebrating with a redesign (improved seating and furnishings and a new pool table), an expanded wine list (look for more wines to choose from, plus half-bottles), and an expanded back bar (60 new offerings in all, with an emphasis on Scotch and American whiskey). They plan to have all the changes in place by Sunday August 11th. 2124 Market St. at Church, 415-503-0630.
Our Indian summer is still impending, but VIRGIL’S SEA ROOM is all ready for you with their new patio. You can swing by this Friday July 26th and check it out at a free party with The Bold Italic, 7pm-2am; there will be food, a photo booth, free giveaways, and more. 3152 Mission St. at Valencia, 415-829-2233.