A Champagne Bar Is Opening in Hayes Valley, HOORAY!
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A Champagne Bar Is Opening in Hayes Valley, HOORAY!


We seriously cannot contain our excitement.

As reported by Eater SF, a new Champagne bar is set to open in the Momi Tobi's Revolution Cafe space in Hayes Valley later this year. The Ridder, as it will be called, is the brainchild of PR maven Jen Pelka (who also happens to be engaged to neighboring Souvla's Charles Billies), and is completely backed by women investors.

"I love champagne. With this bar I want to create an environment that is approachable, comfortable, but also sexy, where people can drink a good glass of sparkling wine and celebrate their lives," Pelka said.

Pelks is still working on the wine list, but there will be bottles from local producers as well as of international labels from France and Italy.

"We would like to serve and provide an interesting variety of selections, and besides the champagne we are also going to serve still wine," she commented.

There's also plans to serve food, and Pelka is working with a undisclosed female chef to curate a light menu of bites that will pair well with Champers. No set opening date at the moment, but The Riddler expects to welcome customers by the end of the year. We'll be first in line.

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