With interiors inspired by the French mansion where the Rolling Stones composed Exile on Main St., the restaurant and bar Bergerac opened in the SoMa district in late September. Designed by Josh Rowland, the 3,500-square-foot space features rich jewel tones, a 25-seat bar finished with a zinc countertop, and velvet and leather tufted couches. The cocktail menu comes from Russell Davis, co-star of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, and includes soda-fountain-era-inspired drinks, punches, table-shaken cocktails, and seasonal bottle services. House-blended spirits and vermouths, as well a bourbon aged in a cocktail-infused barrel, are also on offer. The space accommodates 75 people for seated events or 250 people for receptions. For smaller groups, there is a draped private banquette in the back.
Photo: Michael David Rose