The folks at Flour & Co. in Nob Hill are going to be getting some great neighbors, in the form of LIQUID GOLD, a new beer and wine bar (and shop) that is due to open in May or thereabouts. Owner Tim Lee is taking over a former bookstore that has been vacant for some time, and fortunately just got approval from the city for a type 42 license, which means he can serve beer and wine and doesn’t need to offer food service.
He was also hoping for an off-sale beer and wine license, but it seems the city has a hard time categorizing craft beer as something more akin to wine (as in, his plan is not to be selling 40s to the neighborhood, just nice beers to the people who love them), but he’s going to try for that conditional license six months to a year after they open. Fingers crossed. He can sell wine to go, however.
There will be 30 local craft beers on draft, with small-producer wines on tap as well. Lee said he’ll have more details about what will be poured (and sold retail) soon. He also plans to host meet-the-brewer/winemaker events.
Construction is going to start in a couple of weeks, and it shouldn’t be too complex. The space has room for 45: there will be some high-top tables in the front, an L-shaped bar with about 15 seats, and a communal table and retail space in the back, with a display fridge too. You’ll be able to keep up with Liquid Gold on Instagram for updates. 1040 Hyde St. at California.