￼Opening this Thursday in the former Red Devil Lounge is HARPER & RYE from Jamal Blake-Williams (The Tipsy Pig, Mamacita). Our previous post outlines the new design and layout, and now we have a copy of the cocktail menu from David Ruiz (Padrecito), which is a mix of highballs ($9), cocktails ($10), and punch jars ($38, serving four). There are also 12 beers on tap. Hours are Mon-Fri 4pm-2am and Sat-Sun 2pm-2am. 1695 Polk St. at Clay.
Now softly open in the Lorin District in South Berkeley is HOI POLLOI BREWPUB from owner Viet Vu. They are brewing their own beer, in addition to pouring guest craft beers (and wines)—according to their Facebook page, there’s currently a “session-able IPA and amber on tap.” Music will also be a focus at this neighborhood joint (the full name after all is “Hoi Polloi Brewpub and Beat Lounge”). Hours are Tue 4pm-12am, Wed-Thu 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am, and Sun 12pm-10pm. 1763 Alcatraz Ave. at Adeline, 510-473-7634.