NoPa neighbor Ivan Hopkinson (a co-founder of Brewtruc) was first trying to open the Fulton Street Brewpub in the former Fulton Street Bar space at Masonic. Next, he was planning to open his brewery and restaurant BARREL HEAD BREWHOUSE in the former Auto City Repair and Body Works at 834 Divisadero Street in the Western Addition. But now, Barrel Head Brewhouse is back to Fulton Street—the lease was just signed for 1785 Fulton Street (the long-vacant Fulton Street Bar space).
Here’s the latest recap on the project from Hopkinson: “The Barrel Head Brewhouse will be an exciting and distinctive venue that will offer handcrafted beers, from traditional to wild and extreme, made on site. The menu will be both sophisticated and fun, with a focus on sustainability and ingredients exclusively from local farms.”
The building is ideal for his concept: it has large windows, a skylight, and wooden timbers. The space will feature a handcrafted wooden stave bar, weathered tables, gas lanterns, and a fireplace. Yup, he has a lot to do: everything from getting approvals from the Planning Department to raising the remainder of necessary capital. I’m happy to finally hear some movement on this space—Hopkinson will be bringing an exciting pulse (and tasty suds) back to that corner.1785 Fulton St. at Masonic.