Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Food & Drinks
Published on August 08, 2022
[Update] Team behind The Brixton opening Hazie's in former Stacks in Hayes Valley Photo Credit: Google Maps

As Hoodline reported back in June 2021, the former Stacks location in Hayes Valley (501 Hayes St.), which quietly closed a year earlier, will be going from a once-beloved brunch spot to a new restaurant called Hazie's that could turn out to be a nightlife destination.

The hospitality group behind the two locations of The Brixton, as well as currently closed Hotel Zepplin restaurant Rambler, are still seeking a liquor license transfer. And while the application, open since last June, states that the location will become another Brixton establishment, but that is apparently untrue. Releases went out this week for a new venture called Hazie's, described only as "new bar and kitchen serving contemporary handcrafted California cooking."

The restaurant was planning preview events the week of August 8, and may be fully open by the weekend, though the opening date has not been announced.

Update: They gave the exclusive to Eater, which has photos of dishes and the interior, and details about the food menu from Chef Joey Altman, a TV food personality who consulted on the opening of China Live and once was the chef at Ti Couz.

Hat Trick Hospitality used a Type 47 liquor license that is being transferred from Brick & Mortar Music Hall. The Mission-adjacent live music venue has been closed since last March. 

Hayes Valley still has a number of retail and restaurant vacancies, though the neighborhood has largely come back to life in the last year. Nightlife venues are few and far between in the neighborhood, though, with Brass Tacks (488 Hayes St.) and Sugar Lounge (377 Hayes St.) being two of the only spots with full liquor licenses that don't also serve food. Noir Lounge, which gained a full liquor license in 2014, had a food menu, and it quietly closed during the pandemic as well, and the space remains vacant.

As for Stacks, Hoodline reported that the Hayes Street location closed in June of 2020 after 13 years. However, the chain still going strong with its four other locations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. The original location in Burlingame is run by a different owner than the locations in Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Campbell

This post has been updated throughout.