About a week ago, the liquor license came through for Fig + Thistle, a new Hayes Valley concept from former Alembic hostess Angel Davis. Today Eater catches up with Davis, who says she and co-owner (slash best friend) Nguey Lay will be turning the 500-square-foot space into a community-centric bar, placing equal focus on beer and wine. She's currently meeting a ton of Northern Californian brewers, attempting to source mostly bottled beer, as she doesn't think there's enough room for kegs inside. Wine will be sourced locally and internationally.
Davis says the space will encompass a six-top bar and 30 seats total. The decor will include the original hardwood floors, with lots of wild flowers, plants and accent colors of purple and green, representing the bar's name. "I want it to be rustic, sweet and relaxing, with lots of light," says Davis. She'll also source charcuterie and cheese from local purveyors, so customers have something to snack on, and there may be a beer ice cream float on the menu.
As of now, Davis hasn't nailed down and purveyors, because they're still focused on getting the change-of-use permit. She does have some hints: "I love what 21st Amendment does with the community, and I'm hoping to get a nice, affordable beer like Church Key from Portland." Fig + Thistle is gunning to open in November.
[Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux]