2801 California St., Lower Pacific Heights
Phone: (415) 539-3200
The dynamic duo of Duncan Ley and Benjamin Bleiman knows no rest: with Bullitt, Tonic, Lightning Tavern, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, and Soda Popinski's under their belts, and their remodel of Yong San Lounge on the way, it's only a matter of time before they own half the bars in the city. Their latest, Wild Hare, is housed in the former Solstice Lounge and offers all the trademarks of a Bleiman/Ley production: taxidermy; junk food; Fernet and Jameson on tap. It's themed after Alice in Wonderland, with an English pub vibe, framed queen of hearts playing cards, and a few rabbits mounted on the wall (to say nothing of the pheasants and peacocks also strung up for decorative purposes).
The drinks menu is basic, with ten cocktails like the signature Wild Hare (bourbon, Campari, maraschino liqueur, blood-orange bitters), and pub grub that runs the gamut from tempura-fried bacon dogs to a burger with grilled cheeses as the buns. (No one ever accused this crew of subtlety.) Hours are 5 pm-2 am Monday-Friday, and 1 pm-2 am Saturday and Sunday.
Update: Though Wild Hare's own Facebook page says it's located at 2801 Divisadero, the actual address is 2801 California. Take note, gang.