To laughter. To joy. To rallying around a table and breaking bread with friends both foreign and domestic.
But mostly to tempura-fried bacon and whiskey on tap...
Raise a glass to Wild Hare, a laid-back corner spot that’s a little bit Victorian-era pub and a lot your-new-happy-hour-destination-for-the-foreseeable-future, opening Thursday on California Street.
There’s kind of an Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-the-Gilded-Age thing happening here. What with all the pillars, burgundy-and-gold walls, porcelain plates and animal heads everywhere. There’s even a big stuffed peacock. A stuffed peacock, for God’s sake.
Blame it on the guys behind Soda Popinski’s (also: Tonic, Lightning Tavern, Dr. Teeth and like 6,872 other bars). They just wanted you to have a comfortable place to drink drinks in. Like fernet or whiskey on tap. Or a draft of Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale. This is the only place in town where you’ll find that one. Which... fine.
But eventually, you’re going to need to sit down. Preferably in one of those booths over there by the window. At which point, someone will bring you a plate of tempura-battered fried bacon with spicy mustard dipping sauce. Then you’ll say something like “Mmm.” It’ll all work out just fine.
And, oh yeah... there’s also a photo booth.
They really covered all your booth needs.