A new, locally owned gastropub called Crafthaus looks to be headed to 1735 Polk St., the location previously home to Asian fast-food chain Quickly, which closed last year. A notice has been posted in the window with building and DPW permits showing reserved street space for construction, and a fledgling website lists the address as the future home of Crafthaus.
Crafthaus will be operated by Quinn Wong, Gil Hoh, and Ted Kim, a trio of first-time restaurateurs who describe themselves as "home-grown guys" on the project's website. "We want to create a local spot for city goers for groups to socialize with friends, watch a game, enjoy a game of giant Jenga and enjoy craft beers in a non-pretentious environment. Whether it's a pint or two after work or an all-day affair, we'd love to have you come in to add to the great city vibe here at Crafthaus!"
Crafthaus promises 40 craft beers on tap as well as "creative comfort food" and a "non-pretentious environment." While the menu and beer list are not yet finalized, it appears that Crafthaus will follow the model of craft beers and modern pub food that's becoming increasingly common on Polk. With Reverb, House Rules, Taps Social House & Kitchen, Eleven O One, and Bitters, Bock & Rye all within a short walk, time will tell if Crafthaus can carve out its own space within Polk Street's busy gastropub scene.
As yet, the owners have not filed for a beer and wine license, and there's no telling how far out the project might be at this point. We've reached out to the owners for more details on menu and opening date, and will keep you updated as Crafthaus gets further along.
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