Under the careful and thoughtful direction of Sébastien Pfeiffer, the Starlite, formerly known as Starlight, reopened on the 21st floor of the Beacon Grand Hotel, (formerly Sir Francis Drake) last Friday, February 2nd.
Reimagined by interior designer Alice Crumeyrolle (founder of Maison A and formerly collaborator of Ken Fulk), the Starlite returns with a dazzling new decor, skillfully blending vintage and bespoke in homage to the city’s history. Breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, along with an intimate lounge named Napoleon, adorned with curated artifacts, complete this immersive experience.
This iconic cocktail bar also welcomes a renowned team to ensure its success. The legendary Scott Baird, from Trick Dog, reinvents classics and offers new creations inspired by the “City by the Bay”: playful yet meticulously crafted cocktails (Cable Car Redux, Porn Star Martini …) evoking the fog, cable cars, and other beloved San Francisco icons. Each cocktail is served in a unique glass, carefully selected to highlight its personality.
Chef Johnny Spero, from the Michelin-starred restaurant Rêverie in Washington, DC, offers an eclectic selection of gourmet bites, inspired by Chinatown and Bay Area specialties, such as the “hot fried chicken bun” or baked oysters, to complement the delights of the bar.
To electrify the atmosphere, DJ Nina Tarr sets the mood with her carefully curated vinyl selection.
The Starlite experience extends beyond the bar, with the Beacon Grand Hotel offering luxurious accommodation and impeccable hospitality in its 418 renovated rooms, catering to an international clientele, including many French and European travelers, such as Air France staff on layovers.
This new chapter in the Starlite’s history promises to be memorable, blending the glamour of yesteryear with a contemporary vision to become a must-visit destination on San Francisco’s nightlife scene, where you can echo the famous Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” by raising the bar and our cups to the stars! … like the legend of the Phoenix …” ✨
Address: Beacon Grand, 450 Powell St, 21st Floor, San Francisco
Hours: Thursday to Saturday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM, Sunday: 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
Reservations: by phone at 415-395-8520 or on www.starlitesf.com.
Private Events: email@example.com or by phone at 415-395-8528