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The Haight: Welcome to the new Magnolia, the longtime neighborhood favorite that took a quick sabbatical last month to freshen up after a decade of business. In addition to christening the place a "gastropub" (the Brandon Jew-led menu overhaul also had something to do with this), owner Dave McLean put in—among other "trendy" pieces—a new communal table, a new bar, and more recently, a new beer board in the center of the room. Even though some remain bitter about the loss of the famous mural, for better or worse, Magnolia remains packed as ever a month into its gastropub era. Down the road, its little sis Alembic has thrived as an atypical Haight hotspot (read: more yuppie than hippie), so we're thinking things will probably work out at the new, if slightly different Magnolia.

Magnolia Pub and Brewery

1398 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Visit Website

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