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BuzzWorks Debuts On 11th Street With 100+ Beers, All-You-Can-Watch Sports

After three years of planning and preparation, SoMa's newest sports bar, BuzzWorks, is now (softly) open at 365 11th St.

Vlad Cood, who also owns Butter across the street, teamed up with business partners Chris Mund and Lyle Farrell to transform a former welding studio into an oasis for beer-guzzling sports fans—just in time for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Photo: BuzzWorks/Yelp

"Everything you're looking at is brand-new," Mund said, noting that the project started with a completely empty shell.

The light-filled bar features two floors of seating and dozens of beers on tap, plus 110 different bottles to choose from. Ultimately, Mund says, they're aiming to have 200 different bottles and a continuously rotating selection of draught beers, so patrons will have an "entirely new experience" every two to three weeks. "We're shooting for [serving] 1,000 different beers in the first year."

Then there are the televisions—21, to be exact. If there's a game being broadcast, "we'll have a TV to display it," Mund assured us. And that definitely goes for the Olympics. With competitions airing morning, noon and night, Mund says the bar could open as early as 8am from Aug. 5th-20th.

For those who prefer hands-on competition, BuzzWorks also offers a small selection of vintage arcade games and pinball, including Mortal Kombat, Ghostbusters and Star Trek. 

The team is working with neighboring eateries to allow patrons to order and receive hot meals without moving a muscle, but in the meantime, a small in-house kitchen is whipping up a limited selection of sweet and savory bar snacks, including potato salad, pasta salad, chips and salsa, meat and cheese platters, pastries and cookies.

Alternatively, Mund says all are welcome to bring their own fare.

Expect BuzzWorks' hours to adjust frequently in the next six to eight weeks, while the team continues to settle in and more sports hit the airwaves. Through the end of this week, they'll be open 4pm-2am Thursday and Friday, 11am-2am Saturday and 9am-12am Sunday. 


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