The Riddler, a New Champagne Bar Coming To Hayes Valley = Daily Drinks For Us [UPDATED]
The time has finally come, the talked about Riddler will make it's SF debut in January. After months of remodeling and transforming the old Momi Tobi’s Revolution Cafe, the "old friend" will stake it's claim as Hayes Valley's chicest.
Now confirming nearly 100 varieties of champagne, welcome to the mid-work day oasis we really needed. Along with it's impressive drink menu, you can also expect a light tray of caviar, cheese, charcuterie and more!
"I'm thrilled to be opening something in Hayes Valley, the neighborhood that I live in," Jen Pelka told Hoodline. Check out what we wrote in July about the new spot below.
No, this is not a joke, Hayes Valley will be getting it’s newest resident and what does she cater to, you may ask? You guessed it, a wide variety of bubbly champagne. It’s about to be 5 o’clock all the time.
A new Champagne bar is set to open in the Momi Tobi’s Revolution Cafe space in Hayes Valley later this year. The Ridder, as it will be called, is the brainchild of PR bellwether Jen Pelka (who also happens to be engaged to neighboring Souvla’s Charles Bililies), and is backed by savvy undisclosed women investors.
The name, The Riddler, derives from the part of the Champagne making process known as riddling — a turning and gradual tilting of the bottles, neck down, so that the yeast and sediment from the bottle fermentation process collect in the neck and can be removed.
“I love champagne. With this bar I want to create an environment that is approachable, comfortable, but also sexy, where people can drink a good glass of sparkling wine and celebrate their lives,” Pelka said.
Curating a light menu of bites with an undisclosed chef, Pelka aims to have her newly set menu cater to a folk of finger foods galore. No set opening date at the moment, but The Riddler expects to welcome customers by the end of the year. We just know that the line is gonna be CRAZY.
// This article has been updated *** 12/16