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Dana Hollister Channels The Haight, Hendrix, and Jack The Ripper for Downtown's Villains Tavern

Dana Hollister Channels The Haight, Hendrix, and Jack The Ripper for Downtown's Villains Tavern

Dana Hollister, the designer/owner behind Bordello and Brite Spot, and the founder of Cliff's Edge and 4100 Bar, has a new restaurant, live entertainment, and bar project due for Downtown's Arts District in July. Villains Tavern will serve squeezed-to-order fresh fruit cocktails, 28 draft beers in chilled glasses, and a quick list of small plates that a press release promises will "be given a villainous twist," which is hopefully a good thing. Hollister is putting her vampiric, "Plug Ugly" stamp on the space, which will open with 1600-square-feet of outdoor space on two church pew-adorned patios, plus deep red walls on the inside with chandeliers, plate-glass windows lined with antique bottles, and an old 19th-century bar from The Bowery backed by a Gothic-arched church-window refitted as a massive mirror. "If Jimi Hendrix and Jack the Ripper had opened a bar in the Haight in the 1860's, this is what it would look like," Hollister announces, though Bucket 'O Blood must have not passed for a suitable name this go-around.

Villains Tavern, opening in July at 1356 Palmetto St. Downtown

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