We use cookies to track your browsing behavior on our site and provide ads relevant to you. You can opt out by disabling cookies in your browser. To learn more, see our privacy policy.

Rusted Mule

Rusted Mule

(image: Virginia Miller)

Appears in 12 Collections

Entering this 1908 brick-walled space, Rusted Mule (opened in February 2017) is a nautical, steampunk wonderland of dramatic chandeliers, metal and copper works (including the namesake rusted mule), a glowing onyx bar that changes colors and sea-colored flooring. Opened by Kristian Cosentino, Joseph Epstein, Christina Mae Henderson, Chris Mansury and Richard Vila, the lofty space holds a mezzanine with velvet couches and tables made from massive trees under skylights.

THE DRINK TO DRINK: With the initial menu inspired by the German expressionist 1927 film, Metropolis (stay tuned for more film themes behind future menus), there are a range of initial cocktail standouts, including one of four $9 house Mules on draft: La Mula shows off Espolón tequila, lime and ginger beer over crushed ice with fascinating layers from an infusion of ginseng-coca leaf.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Along with Cosentino, chef Glen Schwartz hails from Dirty Water and turns out fun bar bites like carrot corn dogs and soft-serve laced with the likes of apples and bourbon.

Get Directions

1217 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109