Sunday, December 1, 2013

City Life :: San Francisco

I always look forward to an outing in SF especially if it's to a new restaurant or bar I haven't been to.  This past Saturday, my husband had his annual, post Thanksgiving, grammar school reunion in San Francisco at The S&R Lounge.  The lounge is on the 2nd floor inside Hotel Zetta on 5th Street; near the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco Center.  I met a couple of my husband's childhood friends including James Nicholas and his wife Anna, the faces behind 'The S&R Lounge' and both very lovely and very sweet people.  Huge Thank you to them both for hosting such a fun evening!

S&R Lounge stands for "Salvage and Rescue" so all the decor is from salvaged materials.  The hotel itself wasn't short of eye candy in the form of art and the lounge was equipped with an endless amount of activities.  I loved it!  Big screen tv's, shuffleboard, a pool table, board games, a game console and a super sized jenga set that caught my attention at every fall.  The only thing missing was music.  We had a few munchies including french onion dip and chips, french fries cooked perfectly and baked brie drizzled with truffle oil and olive tapenade served with sliced baguettes…delish!  After a few drinks, James took us to his restaurant next door, The Cavalier.  It was a small and very busy restaurant with an ambiance that was reminiscent of a London pub.  Straight to the back of the restaurant is a semi-exclusive speakeasy called Marianne's (named after Marianne Faithfull).  The "speakeasy's" name and decor were inspired by Marianne Faithfull and the Rolling Stones.  The decor included a couple of original photographs of both.  Now I can't remember if just anyone is allowed in there but empty, Marianne's made us feel like we were having our own private party.

We all had so much fun that we're already planning our next outing here.

Hotel Zetta



Hotel Zetta Lobby
Lobby Decor

Lobby Wall Art
Lobby Wall Art

Lobby Neon Sign
Lobby Neon Sign

Pop Art
Pop Art

Graffiti Bathroom
Graffiti Bathroom

Marianne Faithfull Speakeasy
Marianne's