Chef James Syhabout (Commis, Hawker Fare) has been feeding globally-influenced bar fare — think pastrami poutine, kimchi mussels, and more — to West Oakland for two years at The Dock, which sits next door to Linden Street Brewery. But after the building they share was recently sold to Pandion Investments and Cyrus Etemad (who is also an investor in Highland Park Bowling Alley in Los Angeles) and renamed to Standard Underground Building, Linden Street Brewery will be moving out by the end of 2016, and The Dock will be taking over that space.
Syhabout has partnered with Adam Lamoreaux, who cofounded Linden Street Brewery in 2009 but split with the brewery in 2014, to take over the space for a still-unnamed new concept. It will be beer-focused and very casual, with bar food like burgers, sandwiches, sausages, and salads. Lamoreaux will oversee the beer production, which will skew classic, and there will be retail and wholesale as well as live music.
The Dock as you now know it will close on Saturday, September 3, though The Beer Shed, the adjoining beer garden with both indoor and outdoor communal tables and a menu of bar snacks, will remain open through the transition. The new combined restaurant should open in early 2017. Stay tuned for more details.