The Orbit Room Closes Its Doors

Photo: Andrew Dudley/Hoodline
By Andrew Dudley - Published on April 02, 2015.

Market Street staple The Orbit Room has closed its doors after more than 20 years in business.

Tipster Nancy P. first alerted us to the closure, which we confirmed with a visit to the bar, located at the intersection of Market, Hermann and Laguna streets.

According to Sarah, who was packing up the space today, the bar officially closed its doors yesterday. It's been sold to a new owner, she said, following the passing of owner Jay Johnson last month. 

Though we don't yet know details on who the new owner might be, a fresh project looks to be in the works for the Orbit Room space, which has been operation at 1900 Market St. since 1993.

Known for its signature offering of craft cocktails and thin-crust pizzas, the Orbit Room was ahead of the curve on the food-and-drink pairing that's since become a citywide trend.

Stay tuned for what might be next for the space as the new ownership takes effect.

About 8 hours ago
San Francisco Chinatown

Long-delayed Empress of China reboot Empress by Boon to open June 18

More than six years after we lost the kitschy favorite Empress of China, the opening of its potential Michelin star contender Empress by Boon now looks to be just a month away. Read More

About 9 hours ago
San Francisco NoPa

11-year-old Bistro Central Parc in NoPa to be revived under new owner

Bistro Central Parc, the popular French bistro at 560 Central Avenue in the NoPa neighborhood that closed in December 2019, will be reopening under new ownership but under the same name in June. Read More

May 06, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Mid-Market

Market Street’s upscale Zuni Cafe is eliminating tips altogether

When the James Beard Award-winning Zuni Cafe reopens for indoor dining, they’ll be closing the gap between front-of the-house and back-of-the-house wages by eliminating tips and adding a 20% service fee. Read More

May 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Mission

Mission Bay coffee truck Spro Coffee expanding to the Castro this summer

Castro residents will soon have another cafe option in the neighborhood. Mission Bay-based mobile cafe Spro Coffee Lab will be opening its second location at 500 Church St., formerly Mauerpark. Read More