The good folks behind High and Dry ready to open new concept in Nob Hill

Public House occupies this snazzy spot at Hermosa and Copper.

After many months of construction and various delays, the owners of High and Dry Brewing get to unveil their new project to the public with a grand opening this Saturday.

Public House, which comes with the tagline of “Wine for the People,” has quietly been open for about two weeks at the corner of Hermosa and Copper (one block east of Carlisle, one block north of Central). There is a small brewer offsite license attached, so while it may be wine-focused, we are still counting it as a taproom since its owned by a brewery.

The concept comes from Ashley, wife of High and Dry owner/head brewer Andrew Kalemba, with support from co-owner and architect extraordinaire Mark Baker. It was the latter who provided a quick tour of the space when I swung by to take some photos on Thursday.

Before the photos tell the story, some quick details on the grand opening. It runs all day Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be live music at 11 from Edgar Wonder. Food will be available courtesy of neighboring restaurant Butter from 11 to 3, and then Meateor Burgers (from 505 Central Food Hall) will take over from 4 to 10. There will be plenty of wine available, plus a small cocktail menu, draft beer from High and Dry, and select canned beers from Second Street (including the delicious, award-winning Oktoberfest).

And now, the photos:

Proof of beer at Public House.
Proof of wine. So much wine, and even more under the counter.
The interior is a might bit cozy.
Just like the brewery, there are no TVs in sight. Just casual conversation.
There is a wonderful simplicity in the logo, and the patio.
Much of the patio is elevated above the street outside, providing a nice view of the surrounding area. The lower patio just barely visible will be shared by the restaurant, Butter, and Public House. The entire property is licensed for alcohol, so you can take your drinks down there or even into the restaurant.
There is a ramp up to the patio for anyone who needs it.
This is equally important as the address, right?

As an added note, Public House will be closed today (Friday) for a friends-and-family soft opening event.

Thanks to Mark for the quick tour, and to Andrew and Ashley for the invite to the soft opening.

Keep supporting local!

— Stoutmeister

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