Southern Pacific Brewing will open with a selection of five beers brewed on-site by Andy French of (Speakeasy brewery fame), in addition to a full bar menu created by Chef Tyler Moorish. The bar itself features a tap made from an old metal I-beam that was reclaimed from the Mission’s Wigwam Theater, which opened in 1913 and was known by many different names (including Cine Latino, New Rialto Theatre, and Crown Theatre) before it closed in 1987. The backsplash (along with lots of other surfaces in the brewery) is made of salvaged wood reclaimed from an old barn on Lawrence’s parent’s property in Mendocino. These rough-hewn materials add a beautiful weathered element to the space that warms up the structure’s old industrial bones.
The brewery will offer standing occupancy for 300 people and 100 indoor seats – many of which were custom-built by neighboring studio Ohio Design using douglas fir reclaimed from the machine shop’s old mezzanine. An old church pew salvaged from the Dolores Park ‘castle’ church rounds out the seating options, while reclaimed vintage sinks in the bathroom keep material use to a minimum. If you live in San Francisco then don’t miss the grand debut of Southern Pacific Brewing tonight at 7pm – I’ll see you there!
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All photos by Mike Chino for Inhabitat