With Hopwater Distribution, Mikkeller Bar, Golden Gate Tap Room and the newly revamped Schroeder's all vying for the attentions of thirsty beer drinkers around Union Square, it might seem like the area's brew-hall market is on lock. But Tablehopper brings word that another beer concept is in the works. Called Hogwash, it's the brainchild of Paula Thompson and Zeki's Bar owner Nick Rothman, who've teamed up to transform the Sutter Street space formerly occupied by Crackers Grill, Persimmon, and J Tu Cafe into a beer hall and restaurant focused on craft brews and Bavarian-inspired bites made with locally-sourced ingredients.
Le Beau Market owner Morgan Hamm is behind the food menu, which will include housemade sausages, pretzels and more. As far as drinks go, cicerone-about-town Rich Higgins (who also curated Schroeder's list) will team up with Thompson to oversee the beer selection, with 30 taps offered. And, in keeping with an up-and-coming local trend, beer floats and milkshakes will figure on the menu as well.
The space is being designed by Lauren Geremia of Geremia Design, with handmade plaster tiles, a designated bar area, and communal tables custom built by designer Alexis Moran. Once Hogwash opens, happy hour and dinner will be the primary focus, with the possibility of lunch further down the road. They're hoping to arrive sometime this fall.
· Hogwash Coming to Downtown This Fall [Tablehopper]
· Schroeder's Returns to the FiDi with a Major Makeover [~ ESF ~]
· All Coming Attractions [~ ESF ~]