Owner David Martin is swinging for the fences with his new business, Pine Tar Bar and Grill, now open at 917 Folsom Street. The restaurant is a public home for his prized Giants memorabilia, like old bats, jerseys, and even bleacher seats. It’s also new home base for current Giants fans looking for a drink before heading to the ballpark nearby, or settling in to watch the game from the bar itself (no AT&T Park tickets required).
Pine Tar Bar and Grill replaces CodeWord and adjoining pizza spot DNA Pizza, an all-ages club spinoff of DNA Lounge. That duo closed last summer so owners could focus energy (and cash) on their original business. With a full liquor license and kitchen, Pine Tar aims to please all comers, except presumably Dodgers fans — though Martin says his ideal audience would be sports writers of yore, who would certainly lap up the Giants ephemera on display.
The menu includes standard stadium fare like sliders and wings, with some updates like buffalo cauliflower and avocado toast. A full breakfast menu is available starting June 30th, with omelettes, eggs, and pancakes. Daily hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the kitchen closing at 8 p.m.