Named for the metal that covers it, the Zinc Bar adds to the history and allure of the 1909 building that houses it. Using zinc for bar and table tops became popular in France in the early 1900s because of its availability and cost effectiveness. The hand-carved back bar was built in 1889 for the Parisian World’s Fair of 1890.
The central portion was crafted to show the skill of the artisan who built it. No two pieces are the same and the words across the top denote the six crafts of Sculpture, Lathe, Copper, Hardware, Woodworking, and Locksmith. Next time you sit at the Zinc Bar, see how many of the different pieces you can pick out. And here’s a tip from the locals – avoid the wait for a table in The Bistro and enjoy the full menu at the Zinc Bar.
Our Balcony Lounge overlooking Sutro’s from the main level is a fun place to catch a beautiful sunset or get cozy by the fire on a cool evening. Here too the views are amazing, with live jazz offered every Friday night from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. To find out which groups are scheduled for the upcoming weeks click here
Zinc Bar & Balcony Lounge Hours
9:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday through Thursday
9:00 am – 12:00 midnight Friday & Saturday
11:00 am – 9:30 pm Daily