Resolute, a plucky little wine bar located in the heart of the Tenderloin, is now open. The project comes from wine guys Justin Beem and Daniel Brooker, whose shared passion became a reality after the West Portal wine shop where they worked burned down in 2012.
The 48-seat space, designed by Zero Ten Design, offers bar and lounge seating. The main focus is on artisan wines from small producers, with the goal of offering wines from wineries producing 10,000 cases total per harvest. Both Beem and Brooker bring extensive experience in the wine industry— Beem worked in wine production a number of years, followed by sales, while Brooker has spent time in many wine bars across the city.
The food menu is small, but designed for snacking with wine. It includes six cheeses, six cured meats and a selection of olives, almonds and the like. Wine is available by the glass, bottle or flight; they also have beer and cider on tap.
Hours are Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m.-2 a.m and Sunday from 12 p.m.-12 a.m.