Mid-Market continues to enjoy an unprecedented boom in new tenants, and along with yesterday's announcement of Spotify's move into the old Warfield building, Mayor Ed Lee shared further news: a gastropub/brewery, Phantom Coast, will be taking a 5,000-square-foot space at Turk and Taylor. Owned by Keith Wilson and Casey Gray of North Beach's Tope (Wilson also owns The Boardroom in that neighborhood), the project will be...wait for it...a massive beer bar! Yes, that clocks three new beer bars in one year for mid-Market, which is also getting Beer Hall and Mikkeller Bar this year. (Don't even get us started on the East Bay.)
Phantom Coast, however, may take the prize for sheer more-is-more antics: not only are they going to brew their own creations, they'll have a staggering 75 drafts, highlighting West Coast craft breweries and wineries. (Yes, all the wine will be on tap, too.) The plan is to create a Bavarian beer-hall atmosphere, with live music, sausages, pretzels, and sandwiches. A Tenderloin charity (still TBD) will receive a portion of all sales.
The space is going to combine four storefronts (the former Club 65 is one), meaning it'll need a full build-out. On the upside, they'll have both a basement for private parties and an outdoor parking lot that they'll use for Oktoberfest. Projections are currently suggesting early 2014, but given the permitting nightmare of a quadruple build-out and live music, we're guessing it'll be more like spring or even summer.
· Phantom Coast giving the Tenderloin a brewery [Inside Scoop]