High Tide has closed
The no-frills, all business booze destination has closed, according to Broke-ass Stuart. It’s a sad and abrupt goodbye to a bar that’s long been a watering hole for all kinds of drinkers, meaning no more drinking at the bar in awe of the topless portrait behind the bar (that notoriously portrays the previous owner’s grandmother) and the dollar bill-covered walls. It’s a growing trend as bars age and the modern life continues its relentless course (nearby Edinburgh Castle is up for sale, and trans bar Divas recently closed). Stay tuned for more details if they emerge, though Yelp reports it closed, and the phone is disconnected.
Escape From NY Pizza closes two locations
The local chain will close two of its five locations this weekend: 2109 Polk Street and 3242 22nd Street. Founder Paul Geffner wrote a statement saying that “a changing restaurant environment” was behind the closures, and reiterating that its three remaining restaurants would continue to operate. Read more about why the closing locations were an integral part of SF here.
Tender Curry and Co. joins Tenderloin lineup
A quick service restaurant specializing in curries — Japanese, Hawaiian, and Thai — has opened at 655 Larkin Street. Choose a curry, meats and vegetables, and rice for a curry bowl, or order from a selection of ramen and chicken and rice. It’s a reasonably priced option for lunch or dinner, ranging from $9.50- $13.40 for a curry, with sides like dumplings and wings, plus Thai iced tea and a handful of beers.
Anchor is partying to celebrate San Franpsycho IPA
The brewery is hosting a release party for the second year of its collaboration with local clothing company San Franpsycho, which is now available in cans. Peach and apricot purees are added during fermentation, creating a summery, fruity beer. The party is happening at Anchor Public Taps (495 DeHaro St,) on Saturday, April 27 from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m., with drink specials, live music, and screen printing from San Franpsycho (bring your own plain t-shirt or canvas).