Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Victory Hall & Parlor: Drinking Our Way to Victory 

Wednesday, Jan 15 2014

In the former Cento space on a one-way alley close to the ballpark comes Victory Hall & Parlor, an upscale sports bar in the grand tradition of getting drunk in attractive, neo-vintage spaces. Although not entirely finished, it's fully built out, the kitchen's open, the bar's serving beer and cocktails, and the long communal-ish tables make arguing over sports stats more appealing than usual. And, as a master class in synergy, Victory Hall has partnered with a certain neighbor.

Known for turning frowns upside down after a missed Caltrain and a favorite among people who hope the fried chicken trend will never die, noted Farmerbrown spinoff Little Skillet has expanded into Victory Hall on the weekends — its original to-go window being adjacent — with brunch and bar food. Among all the waffledogs and po'boys come experiments in sticky buns and the like. It is indeed a victory, 'cause everyone's a winner.

Overall, Victory Hall has a type of upscale-saloon grandeur that almost threatens to engulf it if it's only used as a place to watch the Niners on a big-screen. Oddly light-filled in spite of being on the ground floor plus the unaccommodating slant of winter sun, it makes a nice alternative to dark, claustrophobic speakeasies and would actually make a wonderful venue for a wedding. But eight-piece chicken and waffles will do for now.

About The Author

Pete Kane

Pete Kane

Pete Kane is a total gaylord who is trying to get to every national park before age 40

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"