Sparrow Bar & Kitchen closes for retrofit, remodel

Sparrow Bar & Kitchen closes for retrofit, remodelPhoto: Camden Avery/Hoodline
Camden Avery
Published on November 20, 2019

Sparrow Bar & Kitchen, the Upper Haight bistro that opened some six years ago in the former Bia's restaurant space, closed this Monday, November 18 for an earthquake retrofit and interior remodel. 

In a tough Haight Street retail climate where every new closure has been an unwelcome blow to neighboring businesses and residents, it'll be a relief to some neighbors to know that Sparrow has confirmed its plans to reopen in four to six months.

"I totally understand the concerns," co-owner Veronica Lopez said via email.

The closure will bring new restrooms and a kitchen prep area to Sparrow. Lopez said other upgrades may become necessary during the scope of the work — the structure dates to 1905 — but that she's shooting to reopen in the spring of 2020.

Sparrow's Instagram post announcing the hiatus hinted at a retooling of the restaurant's concept and offerings, but these are still to be determined.