As Hayes Valley continues its upward trajectory as a dining destination, a few of its lesser known inhabitants might lose their spots. One such establishment is Double Decker, an unassuming burger and wings restaurant on Grove Street. The beige-colored building is in stark contrast with the neighborhood's other dining options, which include Souvla, Petit Crenn, Smitten Ice Cream, chef Kim Alter's upcoming restaurant Nightbird and an unnamed new restaurant from Adriano Paganini.
The restaurant is in a two-story building attached to the Days Inn (formerly occupied by sushi restaurant Zoya), offering reasonably priced food in an increasingly upscale area. The menu includes wings, burgers, fries and salads, in addition to a weekday happy hour offering beers for $2.50, a number seen rather infrequently within the city limits these days.
According to Hoodline, "preliminary plans" for demolition of the inn and restaurant have been filed with the Planning Commission, though they have not yet been approved. A five-story hotel would take the elderly Inn's place, offering a whopping 158 rooms (versus the current 47 rooms offered by the Days Inn). There has been no mention of a restaurant, though stay tuned for more details if the plans are approved.