American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Hard Water Tour with Olle Lundberg (2 LUs)

Pier 3 San Francisco, CA

$10 AIA Member | $20 General Admission

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Join Olle Lundberg for a tour of Hard Water, his newest project with chef Charles Phan.

Tucked into a historic bulkhead building along San Francisco's waterfront, Hard Water: An American Whiskey Bar is Phan’s newest addition to his arsenal of Lundberg-designed spaces. Both the design and product of the intimate bar are about craft in America. The food and cocktail menus, available for inside, patio, and waterfront dining, are inspired by New Orleans and Creole cooking.

Lundberg's shop has fabricated many specialty items, such as a custom ceiling-high steel and glass library showcasing rare and personally sourced American whiskeys. The design of the horseshoe shaped bar was inspired by the Grand Central Oyster Bar and Woolworth’s luncheon counters; beyond that Lundberg tried to take advantage of the bones of the Pier 3 building which feature double height ceilings, exposed timbers and views of the Bay. It will be an intimate and dramatic space with beautiful light, much of which will be emitted through amber colored liquids. It is meant to be a special, memorable place that highlights some of the craft that makes America so special.