Food & Drink

A giant, Marina-style bar in... the TenderNob?!

Redford

If you consider any bar in the Tenderloin a bar you don't want to be in, Redford is going to make you reconsider those... considerations with this barn-sized, high-ceilinged bar-cum-restaurant complete with all the salvaged wood and reclaimed light fixings you'd expect from a place in the much-less-stabby Marina.

Upstairs bar at Redford

Set in the old Ambassador digs, they've opened up the skylights and replaced the front wall to let a TON of light in for happy hour-ing in two (count 'em, son!) drinking areas: downstairs at the main bar or upstairs in the mezzanine bar, which's complete with... what's that in the corner?

Nook at Redford

Oh just an awesome leather sofa nook with a 48-star American flag (sucks to be you, Hawaii and Alaska!).

Trio at Redford

Their all-American menu sports a buncha leather-sofa-nook-worthy snacks, like this trio of goat cheese-stuffed peppers, marinated olives, and mixed spiced nuts.

Whiskey plank at Redford

Start things off right with their Whiskey Plank, which consists of four shots of the "Brown of the Month" served on a paddle.

Cheese and Charcuterie at Redford

Though this cheese & charcuterie board falls under the "Medium" menu category, you're probably gonna want to get someone to share it with you if you intend on staying that size.

Wine and whiskey at Redford

They're bucking the beer-and-a-shot trend for the rather ingenious, why-didn't-someone-think-of-this-before idea of pairing wines with whiskeys.

Pastrami board at Redford

This glorious platter is the make-your-own sandwich Pastrami Board, technically for two, that comes out with a plate of cheeses, mustards, and breads for you to pair with the sizzling-hot 'stram.

Tender Knob at Redford

With a list of 11 mainly traditional cocktails, you have to try the hopefully-named-for-the-neighborhood-and-not-a-medical-condition Tender Knob, with orange organic liquer, lemon, and Knob Creek.

Redford pot pie at Redford

If you went to college with Robert, you've probably already had one of these (Redford Pot Pie).

Lemonade at Redford

Finally, wash everything down with a spiked lemonade that, much like Tenderloin denizens, smells like bourbon.