Historic Bar Savoy Tivoli is Reopening Soon

The "circa-1907 neighborhood fixture," remembered for "weekend jazz shows and people-watching," is making a return at its original address.
Bar Savoy-Tivoli Is Reopening Soon
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Savoy Tivoli will soon reopen at its original address. At 1434 Grant Avenue, the bar is near eateries such as North Beach Pizza, Cafe Jacqueline, and American Bites, and the bar Church Key.

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Tito Avila, a member of the ownership group, tells What Now San Francisco that he understands the bar as a “place that fosters creativity, with a rebel bend,” for “misfits, artists, social outcasts, and intellectuals” alike. He references the 117-year-old bar’s place as a “headquarters” in the 60s for the Beat movement and its role in the 70s punk scene. He says that, in his role as co-owner, he hopes to acknowledge the bar’s subversive history and pay tribute to its past caretakers.

The general manager is David Sabo and Craige Walters of C Walters Design will handle the design. Concerning decor, they aim to maintain the original look of the space. Avila shares that the menu will focus on craft cocktails, offering modern takes on traditional cocktails from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Avila is presently working with the department of health for the final inspection and waiting for licensing. An opening date has not yet been announced.

Elise McCorkle

Elise McCorkle is a freelance writer for What Now Media Group. She is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin and has experience working in the creative, advertising, and events industries. She is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.
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