Over its seven years and counting on Valencia Street, Range restaurant has nurtured many great bartender careers: from Dominic Venegas and Brooke Arthur to Carlos Yturria, and more. Now Range's chef-owner Phil West will branch out and open a bar of his own. West has formed a new corporation called Third Rail Bar, LLC with his current bar manager, Jeff Lyon, and the pair have just finalized a deal to take over six-year-old Dogpatch bar and music venue, Retox.
The liquor license is transferring now, and the neighbors should expect a major revamp at Retox, with a brand new bar and a high caliber cocktail program, run by Lyon, to follow. Expect many more details on Third Rail in the coming months. And in the meantime, get ready for a new place for drinks, pre- or post-dinner at Poquito, Serpentine or the new Magnolia Brewery spinoff, nearby.
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