The whole thing has the feel of an old apothecary, like an old-timey Woolworth’s. Booths crafted out of cable-car benches. Formica tabletops. An antique tin ceiling from a building in New York. You’ll come here after work for a bourbon-spiked Buster Brown, or to wind down after a long night out with a Modelo Fully Loaded (a can of Modelo rimmed in salt and cayenne pepper, with a twist of lime).
The bar program's focused on unpretentious 'tails, with improved versions of classics including the Gin-Gimlet-esque Gunsmoke (w/ cayenne pepper) and the Buster Brown, which's essentially a sour-er version of an Old Fashioned, or what your mom resentfully gives your dad on his birthday. But wait, there's more: they'll have an extensive list of Belgian and German bottles, 12 taps carrying an all-California lineup (Trumer, Firestone, Rasputin, Lost Abbey…), and tap takeovers (plus visits!) from a handful of notable brewers
One of the owners is a woodworker and installed reclaimed pine from Marin along the bar and tin ceiling tiles imported from New York. They reportedly had to strip three layers of flooring, including a layer of linoleum tiles, before installing the beautiful new hardwood.