November 20th, 2009

The Republic: Bar and Grill

The SF Sports Bar is Saved from Extinction

Where are you going to watch the Big Game?

the-republic-bar.jpgBear fans will hit up The Republic–the glimmering-new Marina sports bar featuring 12 big screen HD-TVs including an 82 inch “I-might-never-see-a-game-live-again” TV. (Where will Stanford fans go? They’ll be at the stadium… all 37 of them.) The bar staples include wok-tossed Buffalo chicken wings, Dungeness crab jalapeƱo poppers, onion rings with some kickin’ tamarind chile ketchup, and the soon-to-be-available Phillies (mini cheesesteak sandies). Everything is premium, even the burgers are sustainable, ground to order beef. Fortunately, even if the games go OT, the kitchen will stay open past 1am.

Great! Now, you ask, where can I go the rest of the week for an upscale, unpretentious night out on the town? My, you are discerning!

the republic lincoln park golf.jpgThe Republic! Like Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, The Republic converts from sports bar into an upscale, contemporary American grill. This sleek transformation includes sliding redwood doors and framed, matted prints of classic San Francisco scenes, including turn of the century shots of the Palace of Fine Arts, the Cliff House, and the 17th tee box at Lincoln Park with a spanless Golden Gate in the background. The Republic even caters to your vegetarian foodie friend with options like the grilled romaine salad accompanied by Parmesan flan.

The libations are intoxicating from the morning weekend brunch up through last call. Kickstart your day with the “Breakfast Bottle”–blend your own Bloody Mary or make your own mimosa. The Republic boasts the best craft beer selection this side of the Toronado with 20 all-American microbrews on tap and another 40 in bottles. The wine cellar is similarly patriotic, leveraging the owners’ rich experience in running the exquisite BIN 38 across the street.

The Republic’s grand opening is today at 4pm. The classic American bar and grill is saved from extinction!

The Details:
   The Republic
   2401 Lombard St. at Scott
   Opens Weekends at 9am, Weekdays at 4pm

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