Off The Menu: Fly Bar Closes On Sutter


To the one who made our A To Z Best Bars list, we wish this SF staple all the best. It closes this Sunday, so make sure to go say goodbye.

Yes, as Tablehopper reported in August that the establishment had been sold, meeting a fate similar to that of its twin Fly Bar on Divisadero. That location, the original of the two, sold to new owners in March. With no news as to a name change, Hoodline reported that this particular portion of Fly Bar will shut down for good on Sunday and everyone will be laid off.

Original owner Matt Sturm suggests that his former workers should go make more money in the tech field. The space’s new owners Mark and Terry Miller will close it for several months for renovations before unveiling the thoughtfully-named neighborhood pub “Miller’s.” As we are seeing resurgence in business growth popping up in that area, we see the later of great spaces closing their doors for good.

Sturm took over 1085 Sutter Street in 2005 to open Brick Restaurant, converting the space to his second Fly Bar in 2009.

Bon voyage.

// 1085 Sutter St, Nob Hill,

Written by Anthony Rogers, photo sourced from Yelp — Our best of bars guide will quench your thirst. Sadly, you won’t see Fly Bar on there anymore.

Anthony is the founder of Bob Cut Mag and the director of business development. Anthony writes on LGBT, people, and gender issues but catch him also writing about other shenanigans he finds himself in. Want to partner with Bob Cut? Email him at

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