In the latest case of indefinitely-shuttered bars getting a helping hand from restaurants so they can reopen, Castro’s historic Twin Peaks Tavern has joined up with neighboring diner Orphan Andy’s. The iconic gay bar was able to reopen for outdoor dining and drinking this Saturday, thanks to newfound access to Orphan Andy’s full menu, according to Hoodline.
Other bars and breweries have recently announced new collaborations as well, such as Modern Times’ Oakland taproom partnering with alaMar Kitchen & Bar, or San Francisco burger spot Popsons joining forces with Teeth bar in the Mission.
Twin Peaks Tavern, one of the only bars in SF to receive historical landmark designation, has been completely closed since the beginning of San Francisco’s shutdown. While sitting on the sidewalk, bar customers must order food from Orphan Andy’s to get a cocktail and only sit with people from their household, a Twin Peaks bartender told Hoodline.
Meanwhile, Orphan Andy’s recently got a modern, pandemic-era makeover with clear plastic barriers and clear shower curtains to divide seated customers, as well as an electrostatic mister to decontaminate the space nightly.
Twin Peaks is now open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.