The Brass Tacks team has changed course, opening a new bar that is as bright as Brass Tacks is dark. Anina, a chill neighborhood drinking place, opens tonight at 482 Hayes St. with funky decor, approachable prices, and a killer patio.
Owners Anthony Healy-London, Matt Conway, and Josh McAdam decided to flip the script for the new space, while retaining the same neighborhood vibe as Brass Tacks. “We really like what Brass has become, and we didn’t really want to mess with that,” Healy-London told Eater SF. “So we decided to do something that was really different, but at the same time we felt would be as well-received and complementary to what we’re doing next door.”
That means the same general idea: no food, great cocktails, and welcoming, relaxed vibes. Conway is the main creator of the cocktails, which fit the tropical-feeling space, with lighter drinks like spritzes and aperitivos. You can see the menu in full below.
As for the space, it’s full of bright colors and light, with Sayre Ziskin (who also designed Brass Tacks) creating a more open feel. The walls are light and covered in a botanical mural from Lucila Dominguez and patterned Moroccan tiles. The bartop is concrete, and an artist from Venice Beach created multicolor ceramic pendants to decorate.
Then there’s the patio, which is prime happy hour space, since it will need to close early to comply with neighborhood regulations. But there are eight beer garden tables and pretty string lights, making it great for groups.
Anina opens Friday, March 10 and will be open weekends from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. and weekdays from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.