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Radhaus: A Bavarian-Inspired Beer Hall in San Francisco

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Radhaus: A Bavarian-Inspired Beer Hall in San Francisco

January 20, 2020

Located in a former Army marine machinery shop in Fort Mason, next door to famed vegetarian restaurant Greens and perched on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, Radhaus is a newish German-inspired beer hall. Founded by brothers Aaron and Matt Hulme, who have partnered in the past with Fabricius Wiest, proprietor of Bavarian restaurant Suppenküche in SF, Radhaus’ interiors were overhauled by SF architecture firm Envelope A+D. The architects retained the industrial features of the space: the vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, and restored the steel sash factory windows. The main drama comes courtesy of two sustainably salvaged ponderosa pines, which were hewn by wood maestro Evan Shively to create a massive bar, communal bench, and dining tables.

Photography by Matthew Millman via Radhaus and Envelope A+D.

According to the architects, the &#8
Above: According to the architects, the “two large steel and glass pivot doors allow dining to spill outdoors, creating a connection from the street to the hall.”
  The benches were crafted by Evan Shiveley, the legendary West Marin-based arborist and tree specialist.
Above:  The benches were crafted by Evan Shiveley, the legendary West Marin-based arborist and tree specialist.
 Envelope A+D used the Netherlands-based D-Tile system for the center island, which allows for a single, unbroken grid of tilework.
Above: Envelope A+D used the Netherlands-based D-Tile system for the center island, which allows for a single, unbroken grid of tilework.
In lieu of traditional beer taps, the designers used found objects—a pipe, a screwdriver, a cabinet pull—for a bit of whimsy.
Above: In lieu of traditional beer taps, the designers used found objects—a pipe, a screwdriver, a cabinet pull—for a bit of whimsy.
For similar industrial-style lighting, consider the Davey line from Original BTC, and for authentic beer garden tables and chairs, go to Beer Garden Furniture.
Above: For similar industrial-style lighting, consider the Davey line from Original BTC, and for authentic beer garden tables and chairs, go to Beer Garden Furniture.
A side view of the monumental timber benches.
Above: A side view of the monumental timber benches.
Industrial powder-coated steel Shop Stools line the bar.
Above: Industrial powder-coated steel Shop Stools line the bar.
The restaurant overlooks the bay and Marin beyond.
Above: The restaurant overlooks the bay and Marin beyond.

For more SF restaurant design, see:

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