Bar Fluxus, the eclectic hipster bar inside Hotel des Arts in Union Square, closed this month and will be making way for a new bar, Harlan Records. Named for the alley that it will soon call home at 18 Harlan Place, Harlan Records will be a space that will take you back in time.
Inspired by Japanese hi-fi bars, Harlan Records will be playing vinyl from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and “we are also excited to play Charlie Parker, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, as well as modern music for some occasions,” they tell Tablehopper. The new bar is brought to us by Eric Passetti, Will Herrera, and Katya Skye.
Harlan Records is developing a cocktail menu that showcases drinks popular during the ‘50s and ‘60s, as well as drinks made with seasonal ingredients. There will also be beer, wine, low-ABV beverages, and mocktails. The space will be transformed to represent the era that its based on, thanks to the help of designer Marissa Jade Marsh.
A fall opening is planned. For updates, follow @harlanrecordssf on Instagram.