What most bars should have: well. That.
Raise a fist for Victory Hall & Parlor, a triumphant fusion of chicken, waffles and drinks that’s technically just a bar and a Little Skillet takeout window working in beautiful harmony, now open in SoMa.
Odds are, you’ve gone down an alley for Little Skillet’s chicken-and-waffles window before. Well, there’s now a slight improvement in what’s adjacent—oh, just a massive industrial cavern of oil lamps, chevron-topped counters and communal tables. (If ever a new bar has un-communal tables, we’ll let you know.)
Anyway, at this point you might be wondering:
—If you should go at noon for lunch, order from the window and sneak in a Mirror Pond pale ale on tap.
—If instead you should go after work to meet up with friends, order a few Blind Swordsmans (there’s gin, beet, cucumber, basil and a champagne float) and end up sticking around for Cajun-fried oysters, a burger with blackened fries and a spiked punch bowl.
—Or if instead you should drop in before midnight, after you’ve hit a couple other bars and you’re in the mood to course-correct with that chicken-and-waffles situation.
The correct answer is: yes.