The smoking-hot 20th Street corridor has yet another new stunner to add to its arsenal in the form of The Tradesman, which opens today in the same complex that houses Central Kitchen, Trick Dog, Salumeria, and Sightglass. Owned by Zarin Gollogly and Spencer Lafrenz, the duo behind local woodworking outfit Harrison Woodworking + Design, the bar is unsurprisingly packed with plenty of gorgeous wood, from the walnut bar to the custom-made tables to chairs from local designers Fyrn. And with abundant beer and wine and a menu of bar snacks, it's more than just a pretty surface.
Scott Youkilis (Hog & Rocks, Maverick), who'd hired Gollogly and Lafrenz in the past to do custom woodwork for H&R and the late Hi-Lo BBQ, is helping consult on the menu, and H&R alum Bryan Baker is taking the chef role. The focus is primarily on bar bites, from roasted vegetables with housemade burrata to goat tartare. Fries, fish-sauce chicken nuggets, housemade sausages, and that PB burger are there to stave off any overwhelming beer buzzes, and there are some lighter options like salads and rutabaga ceviche as well. Weekend brunch will include birria, chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros. Here's the full food menu.
On the drinks side, GM Curt Polikoff is curating a food-friendly, global selection of 30 wines by the glass, as well as eight draft beers that will lean towards more unusual offerings like Dogfish Head's Sixty-One. They'll also have a selection of bottled beers both standard and far-flung, but no hard liquor, to avoid any competition with neighboring Trick Dog. There are also a couple of TVs for special-event purposes. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 4 pm-12 am (bar open until 1 am on Friday); Saturday, 10 am-2:30 pm and 4 pm-1 am, and Sunday, 10 am-4 pm.
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