It’s been months since an early morning fire shuttered popular Union Square beverage destination Pacific Cocktail Haven in February 2021. And ever since PCH remained dark — promising to rebuild “bigger and better” on its website.
Now, after a long wait during which bartender Kevin Diedrich and publican Andrew Chun opened a second bar with an adorable canine mascot and took PCH to Fresno, Las Vegas, and back again, the award-winning bar has finally found a new home. The Union Square cocktail oasis will relocate to 550 Sutter Street, just a few short steps from the bar’s previous home at 580 Sutter Street. You’ll still have a few months to wait until you can head over though; a representative for the bar says the new Pacific Cocktail Haven likely won’t debut until “closer to the end of the year.”
Open since 2016, Pacific Cocktail Haven comes from longtime San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich, who’s shaken and stirred behind the stick at such spots as Burritt Room and BDK before striking out to open PCH. In the years since, PCH has consistently raised the bar in the San Francisco cocktail scene with drinks including a miso Old Fashioned starring miso butter-washed Bacardi 8 rum and a leeward Negroni made with coconut-washed Campari, pandan cordial, Sipsmith VJOP gin, and Mai Tai bitters. Bolstered during the early days of the pandemic with food from chef Francis Ang’s popular kamayan pop-up Pinoy Heritage, PCH was a bright spot even during the longest days of 2020.
In mid-2021, Diedrich added a second bar concept to the list with Kona’s Street Market, inspired — as the name indicates — by street markets around the world. With PCH still closed, Pinoy Heritage has now found its home at Kona’s alongside a drink menu organized by region of origin.