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Horsefeather proves that good things come to those who wait. Owners Justin Lew and Ian Scalzo, and chef Ryan Chinchilla took over the Divisadero Street space last summer and hosted a pop-up bar for several months, enticing its neighbors with what was to come.

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A pair of Future Bars vets teamed up on this Divisadero neighborhood bar and restaurant known for a slim menu of midpriced New American shared plates and creative cocktails offered in tidy quarters with old-school Arts and Crafts design inspirations.


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Justin Lew, Ian Scalzo and chef Ryan Chinchilla (of Blue Plate and Foreign Cinema) bring considerable expertise to Horsefeather. Lew and Scalzo were formerly Creative Director/Director of Ops and Beverage Director respectively for Future Bars Co., behind the launch of the group’s renowned bars for years. With his design background, Lew has also designed many high profile hotels, bars and spaces, including Horsefeather in collaboration with Scalzo and James Lagoc of Local Produce Design (Nopa, Independent, Bi-Rite Creamery).

Horsefeather, Opening Monday, Aims To Be A Divisadero Hangout

Horsefeather, Opening Monday, Aims To Be A Divisadero Hangout


Behind the papered-over windows of 528 Divisadero, the former home of Ziryab and the temporary pop-up Tsk/Tsk has been a hive of activity—both online and off. As the space transforms into the much-anticipated bar and restaurant Horsefeather, a flurry of articles have been keeping tabs on the interior overhaul and food and cocktail menus. After a few delays, Horsefeather is finally set to open Monday this week, pending inspections and last-minute touches to the space.

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Horsefeather: The short and sweet menu at this neighborhood bar means less time debating your options and more quality time with house-made burrata and halibut ceviche. If you're wise, you'll throw caution to the wind and embrace the stickiness that is fish-sauce-caramel-tossed clay pot chicken wings.