Photography by diffordsguide.com
Words by Simon Difford on 24-Oct-2014
2124 Market Street, (at Church btwn 14th & 15th), San Francisco, California, 94114, United States
Tel: +1 415 503 0630
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 2pm-2am, Fri-Sun 3pm-2am (happy hour weekdays 5pm-8pm)
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Pool/snooker tables, Spirits
Price guide: Middling
Food: No food
Owned by: Shawn Vergara
Bartender and Bar Manager Matt Grippo's love and appreciation of spirits is evident on the back bar of Blackbird with shelves under an intricately carved oak mantle groaning under the weight of an impressively large selection of spirits and liqueurs.
Wooden planks on the walls and ceiling soften the long narrow space with works from local artists, all of which are for sale, dotting the wall above blood red banquette seating opposite the long expanse of bar counter. Far beyond, behind wrought iron work, sits the green baize of the pool table. The overall feel is West Coast eclectic with a Castro mix of gay guy and straight couples.
The menu offers up an appealing choice of cocktails (try the Prospect Park), wine and beer with nine to choose from on draught.