Evil Eye is owned by Matt and Piper Norris who describe it as “Inventive cocktails and eclectic small plates in a laid back neighborhood bar.” They have lived in San Francisco for over 15 years.
Matt's extensive experience includes time at Soluna and 50 Mason, where he was an owner and beverage director, as well as stops at Catch and Garibaldi’s. His cocktails are at the center of the bar’s offerings and are served in vintage glassware from the couple’s collection. The beverage menu features Evil Eye originals alongside updated classics with a seasonal focus. Punch is available by the bowl for small groups, and a well-curated selection of beer and wine is always on hand.
Consulting chef Francis Hogan developed a menu of classic snacks, elevated bar bites, and eclectic small plates to compliment the cocktail program. Hogan, currently Chef/Owner of East Bay hot spot Sabio on Main, was Executive Chef at Bluestem Brasserie and Soluna, where he and Norris first met. His cooking has also been featured at The James Beard House in New York City. Cheese is curated by Mission Cheese and ice cream is provided by Humphry Slocombe.
Piper transformed the former jazz club into a vintage living room setting with “a funky bohemian rock and roll vibe". Going against the grain of current restaurant design trends, she sought out welcoming furnishings that harken back to San Francisco watering holes of the 70s. A pool table and two classic pinball machines underscore the casual ambiance while an ornate wood bar anchors the room. The couple hopes to create a neighborhood gathering space while also drawing visitors from nearby culinary destinations Al’s Place and La Taqueria.