This slideshow is fromThrillist San Francisco
Small beginnings can beget great things: seeds become redwoods, your freshman basketball career leads to your JV basketball career (!), and a childhood bank turns into one of the most anticipated bars ever: Trick Dog. From the Bon Vivants (who've consulted in basically any worthwhile bar in the city), this three-year project of love was formed along the way with Warfield marble, scavenged steel case chairs, and brightly colored, custom-welded stools upholstered by a Jasper's barstar.
This is their Pantone color menu for all the drinks, so awesome that 11 were stolen the first night they opened (please give them back)
The Vintage Photo is a rum-based drink with an in-house banana liquor made using vanilla beans, creme de cacao, and… bananas (WHAAA?)
Due to slight variations in shade design, each lamp has a different projection from the bulb (this is obviously the best)
Probably the distillation of the entire island chain into a bottle. Or flavors. Whatever.
This handmade bar is awesomely shaped like a wave
These ceiling lamps (nicknamed "The Widowmakers") were made from corrugated wireglass that'd be exorbitantly expensive to make today
These fixtures are made from something called a shade cutter (no, not the sun) and were acquired individually over three years
As in any good industrial revolution-y bar, the stairs're all made using Warfield marble and steel railings
Artwork hanging on the walls comes from as far as Pittsburgh and as near is the next block over. Also: she swings both ways.
Though all the lamps look the same from below, every single one is different, with a variety of hardwares attaching each to the wall
This's part of a collection of work hanging titled "Animals That Saw Me". According to a source, next week's collection is titled "...right before I ran in terror".
The namesake piggy (doggy?) banks lie out of reach above the bar
The exposed blue on the stairway wall was a completely unexpected find, just like being told the glass was once a part of a previous occupant's shower
And then there's the rail, which's unlike any other, with potion-like drink ingredients including "Witchwood", "Polar Bear", and "What the hell is a Polar Bear doing on an island?" 3010 20th St, at Florida; The Mission; 415.471.2999; TrickDogBar.com