Forbes Island is closed and details are sparse. Sometime in May, the iconic barge-restaurant and beloved San Francisco curiosity went offline in Fisherman’s Wharf for “unexpected maintenance.” Director of operations Pierre Bleuse stars in the current voicemail recording which apologizes for the closure — backed by theatrical music, no less. Bleuse says that all reservations are canceled “for the time being” and they “hope to welcome you aboard very soon.”
This isn’t the first time Forbes Island has closed with some mystery. In May of 2013, there was an unexplained fire. And in the spring of 2016, it also closed for two months for repairs that required its removal from the actual Bay. According to the current picture above, it seems these repairs have left Forbes Island at it’s current non-address off of Pier 39.
As always, if you know anything about the current and future state of affairs at Forbes Island, please do email us.
- Forbes Island [Official Site]
- Forbes Island Damaged in Fire [ESF]
- After 2 Months of Repairs, Forbes Island Sets Sail Back to the Wharf [Hoodline]