There’s a new watering hole in the Financial District, THE TREASURY, which opened in the same historic Beaux arts building as Blue Bottle Coffee on Sansome. The spacious bar is from former Bacar vets Arnold Eric Wong (E&O), bartender Carlos Yturria (Lure + Till, Claude Lane, Absinthe), and Phil West (Range, Third Rail), and partner Steven Werney of Teutonic Construction (Twenty Five Lusk).
Bar director-partner Yturria’s list of craft cocktails is meant to be fun, but quality, with drinks like the Shark Tank (Cutty Sark 108 Scotch whisky, huckleberry and coconut shrub, absinthe, lemon), Giggle Water (Christian Drouin Calvados, housemade quince preserves, bubbles, lemon), and Oro Viejo (Partida añejo tequila, pecan and oloroso sherry reduction, St. George absinthe, Dale’s DeGroff’s pimento bitters). Sherry lovers will find 20 selections by the glass, plus beer and wine.
You also won’t go hungry, with bar bites like chicken liver mousse, seafood like oysters and a crab roll, and pigs in a blanket with gourmet sausage. Take a look at the menu here.
Geremia Design (Hogwash, Coffee Bar, Churchill) is behind the interior, with double-height ceilings, leather seating, marble tables, and a massive bar, with a folded facade of brass metal and black—it’s a bit Paris bistro, with some Victorian touches too. Open Mon-Wed 3pm-12am, Thu-Fri 3pm-2am, and Sat 5pm-2am. 115 Sansome St. at Bush.