San Francisco

New Rooftop Lounge 'Charmaine's' Now Open In Mid-Market

There's a brand-new lounge in town. Called Charmaine's, the fresh addition is located at 1100 Market St. (between Mcallister St. & Jones St.) in Mid-Market, on the rooftop of the Proper Hotel. 

We first reported on Charmaine's back in August, as the former Renoir Hotel firmed up its renovation plans. It's the second of three food and drink outlets to open at the Proper; Villon, a more upscale restaurant, debuted last month, and La Bande, a casual café, is still in the works.

Charmaine's open-air rooftop, 120 feet above Market Street, is a rarity in San Francisco, which has only a handful of similar restaurants and bars. It offers unobstructed views of the city and fire pits for patrons to keep warm, along with handcrafted signature cocktails, small plates and more. 

Chef Jason Franey, formerly of Campton Place, leads the culinary program at the Proper Hotel and offers an array of seasonally-inspired small plates and elevated bar snacks. 

Signature cocktails are the creations ofJosh Harris and Morgan Schick of BVHospitality. Expect to see libations like the "Proper Cup" with Pimms, Hendrick’s gin, cucumber, blackberry, citrus, ginger ale, and black pepper; and the "Express Transit" with Jameson Black Barrel whiskey, Cointreau, Earl Grey, whey, lemon, and soda served with shortbread. (You can check out the full drink menu here.)

With a five-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, Charmaine's has been warmly received by patrons.

Veronica L., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on October 30th, said: "Beautifully executed rooftop with great views and amazing drinks. Decor and ambiance is perfectly mismatched. Every chair and side table is absolutely well thought out."

Yelper Gabe C. added: “Great view. Great drinks. Roof deck fire pits keep it warm even on a cold SF night. Still and bring a jacket.”

And Michael T. said: "The rooftop bar is fantastic! Amazing views and outside fire pits are a great place to have a drink. Service friendly and attentive."

Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. Charmaine's is open daily from 5pm–2am.


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