What are Critics Saying ?
Eater SF - "...Harper & Rye, an attractively designed new cocktail bar from Jamal Blake-Williams, the former bar manager of Tipsy Pig and Mamacita. His partner in the project is Nate Valentine (co-owner of those spots, as well as Padrecito, Blue Barn, and Umami), and the bar is, adorably, named for Valentine's children. It's intended to be a slightly more upscale, but still unpretentious, spot for a beer or a cocktail, complete with a $1 pool table (it's where the stage used to be) and plenty of seating for large groups—it has a capacity of nearly 200."
Thrillist.com - "...Harper & Rye's rustic lounge is the neighborhood bar you never even knew you desperately needed and wanted. Here's why:
So, first thing's first: the cocktail menu was created by David Ruiz, who runs Padrecito's bar, and drinks are all named after people (and pets!) who are close to the owners, and include options like the “Frankie & Levi” (bourbon, raspberry, grapefruit shrub, lemon & ancho). Frankie is Jamal’s dog, by the way. It’s okay, you can “awwww” again.
There are 12 beers on draft (Abita Purple Haze, Rogue Hazlenut Brown, Chimay Red, and Magnolia Kalifornia Kolsch, etc.) and all pours are 17oz. There’s also an interesting selection of bottled and canned beer, including a Reissdorf Kolsch and a can of High Life (just $3) for when you want to prove to your friends/yourself that you’re just a regular guy."
Pros: Good Cocktails, Close to Playland (Dancing place for after party),
Cons: Doesn't serve food. But its on Polk Street with lots of food options.
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