Craft brewery and distillery Seven Stills has planted a flag on top of Nob Hill, taking over the bar at the Stanford Court Hotel at 905 California Street. The swanky new space, which celebrates its grand opening with an event tomorrow (Thursday, May 17), complements Seven Stills’ Bayview production facility and Outer Sunset taproom. It’s a pied-à-terre in SF’s most elegant neighborhood, serving beer, whiskey — which they’ve distilled from their beer — and cocktails mixed with that whiskey, plus food including pizza, Impossible burgers, and flights of wagyu beef. The whole menu is below.
Highgate Hotels recently spruced up the entire Stanford Court Hotel, treating it to a serious multi-million dollar renovation and bringing in the Seven Stills team for a bit of local flavor. Curious hotel guests can even take a complimentary shuttle to tour the Bayview brewery and distillery, where co-owners Tim Obert and Clint Potter have been churning out everything from hazy IPAs to experimental whiskeys, like on distilled from a Russian Imperial Stout, called Czar — and inspired by another of SF’s famous hills, Russian Hill.
The Seven Stills Nob Hill taproom and bar presents a new opportunity for Obert and Potter to give out full pours of their spirits and mix them into cocktails. By law, their distillery can only serve hard liquor in an educational capacity, six quarter ounce tasters per person per day. By contrast, their offerings at the new spot are considerably more bountiful.
Sevens Stills Nob Hill is open seven days a week, with daily hours from 4 p.m. to midnight.