Tuesday, April 2, 2024

"An unusual bar is coming to San Francisco. Only 'quality' people will be let in"

From SFgate, March 28:

Do you think you are a quality person? A private, members-only cocktail lounge in San Francisco’s Financial District might tell you that you are not.

The Bank at Amador is a new bar set to debut this summer on the ground floor of Amador Club at 550 Montgomery St. inside the old Bank of Italy building. Prominent turn-of-the-century financier A.P. Giannini founded the Bank of Italy in 1904, and four years later, he was able to set up shop at 550 Montgomery St.; in 1930, Giannini converted the name to Bank of America.

A little background: The Amador Club, formerly Wingtip, a haberdashery with a barber shop and wine cave that was geared toward wealthy Silicon Valley and FiDi finance workers, plans to offer seasonal oysters and caviar bumps alongside craft cocktails. Although it allowed women to join since its inception, Wingtip always had the perception of a high-end men’s club, according to the website. And it’s desperately trying to change that....

Pro tip: When handing your vehicle's keys to the valet, make sure it's a valet. 
The streets are really quiet these days, just you and the criminals.