Good Time Design pulls the curtain back on their newest East Village venture, Southpaw Social Club, on Friday at 4 p.m.
The Petco Park-adjacent historic Schiefer & Sons Aeroplane Co. building, which once housed El Vitral, has new sidewalk seating on J Street and a back bar and patio that looks onto the ballpark. The main bar, with its overhang of distressed timber, holds 32 craft beer taps; Blind Tiger Cocktail Co. consulted on a list of lemon and limeade based cocktails, including The Border Barnstormer with chipotle limeade, cucumber, tequila and mezcal.
Chef-partner Rich Sweeney designed the comfort food menu in collaboration with The Blind Burro's Todd Nash and Southpaw's new exec sous chef, Chris Trevisin (Vintana); highlights include roasted chicken pot pie, fig & bacon flatbread, spicy mussels and clams sauteed with sausage and kale and a lobster roll. Sweeney says he's partial to the Fat Boy mac and cheese, made with smoked cheddar and topped with pretzel crumbs.