The word "lounge" in the name of a bar usually implies sleek bottle service places with dress codes and the kind of patrons that necessitate large, frightening doormen. But step into Azucar Lounge and the arrangement of sofas and coffee tables parceled out like little living rooms clarifies that here, "lounge" is a what you're expected to do.
Owned and run by Jon Ojinaga and Edgar Tamayo, the pair features fresh produce driven cocktails with a Mexican spirits focus using fresh produce to inspire the bar.
"For a starter, get the guacamole. It comes with warm, spicy tortilla chips. Also try the Jalisco margarita (tequila, lime, agave, pureed sweet chili peppers). Mmm. Good stuff. "
"Talk to the bartender/owner. He makes amazing drinks and will whip you up a special using seasonal ingredients!"
"From the outside it doesn't look like a spot that I'd like to order food in (more like a pub). However, we were pleasantly surprised on all levels - great service, awesome food and drinks. Food is served until 1 AM."
Here to bring late-night food to SoMa: Azúcar Lounge, a cozy, Latin-inspired lounge and late-night taco/hot dog sanctuary, now open. At first, you’ll find yourself here, late at night, with a plate of tacos, sitting in one of the half-dozen plush sofas...
The man behind all this is former Redwood Room bartender Jon Ojinaga, and we're liking the hip simplicity of the concept: Mexican street food, cerveza, and booze.