Pacific Heights is gaining a new bar and hangout, THE SNUG, opening in the former Mehfil space (but it will always be the Alta Plaza in my heart, RIP). Owners Zack Schwab and Shane Matthews have a strong craft beer background (Mikkeller and Monk’s Kettle), and are partnering with chef Brian Shin (Alinea, Corton, Benu, In Situ) and Jacob Racusin (recently head of the bar program at The Alembic). So basically it’s going to have a rocking beer selection (20 taps), craft cocktails with seasonal and housemade components, and inventive takes on classic bar food. Other highlights: there will be a cask engine serving real ale and a selection of bottled beers focused around sours, stouts, and strong ales. Local ciders and wines will also be available on draft, plus a cellar of rare and vintage bottles.
As for the name, it’s inspired by all the cozy nooks (snugs) in the room, which will have a living room vibe. Britt Hull of Tide Design Co. is behind the interior and graphic design. Hours will be Sun-Thu 4pm-12am and until 2am Fri-Sat. Brunch and outdoor seating are also in the works. Look for an opening this fall. 2301 Fillmore St.
There’s finally an update on what Phil and Cameron West’s plans are for the former Range, which closed last year. They’re going to be opening THE BEEHIVE with Arnold Eric Wong, Steve Werney, and Carlos Yturria, who are Phil West’s partners in The Treasury downtown. Eater reports it’s going to be a 1960s themed bar, with some ’60s food like fondue. Of course, the cocktails will also have some vintage references. The former dining room is going to be converted into a second lounge and bar. Stand by for an opening in late summer. 842 Valencia St. at 19th St.