ADVENTURE: Checking out Bar VIA and The Rooftop at VIA next to AT&T Park // CRAVE: All of the fun San Francisco themed cocktails!
Listen up baseball fans, SoMa dwellers, and cocktail connoisseurs: Hotel Via is now serving tipples and grub at Bar VIA and The Rooftop at VIA, a rooftop patio with views (and space heaters).
The new hotel is a baseball’s throw from AT&T Park and is primed for pre- and post-game partying with two new venues, The Rooftop at VIA and Bar VIA. The action will be upstairs at The Rooftop, where reservable cabanas (exclusive to hotel guests and private events) and 360-degree vistas of the San Francisco skyline promise a full house when the weather’s nice. If a staycation at the hotel isn’t in the budget, you can still grab the same menu of cool cocktails and light California fare, as well as stadium-inspired eats on game days, at sister venue Bar VIA around the corner.
The location, just across from AT&T Park, is all but guaranteed to lure in sad Giants fans to drown their sorrows, as well as SoMa worker bees for upscale weekday happy hours.
The interior is sleek, dominated by a custom light sculpture created by SF-based Hybycozo (they also crated the installation currently at Hayes Valley’s Patricia’s Green) and floor-to-ceiling windows that drench the space with natural light.
Snag a spot at the luminous bar.
The cocktail menu is an ode to SF. From left: The Twin Peaks cocktail employs activated charcoal for a rich inky hue; the Lombard Street (Tanqueray, yuzu, seltzer, and raspberry syrup) has a dash of dill to cut the sweetness.
Beets and stone fruit provide a juicy contrast to sprouted grains, pistachio crumble, and creamy goat curds.
The beef tartare is a twist on a deconstructed Reuben, made with Wagyu beef, fermented cabbage, a healthy drizzle of Russian dressing, and toasted rye bread.
Dip into yellowfin tuna sashimi with ponzu sauce and ribbons of thin togarashi cucumbers.
The halibut crudo (right) is light and savory dish with ginger chili oil, yuzu, and sesame crumbles.
The Rooftop at Via has views of downtown SF.
Make a reservation and kick back in one of the rooftop cabanas.