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About

The PlumpJack Group is excited to present its newest endeavor, Forgery Bar, located in San Francisco’s mid-Market district. The historical space showcases a clean aesthetic with an open layout featuring floor-­to-­ceiling windows flanked by exposed brick and natural wood. The bar program includes expertly curated cocktails, an expansive wines-by­-the-­glass list, plus local, domestic and imported beer selections.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday 5pm – 12am
Friday 5pm – 2am
Saturday 6pm – 2am
Sunday – CLOSED

LOCATION
1525 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
email:
kluciano@plumpjack.com
emontana@plumpjack.com

KEN LUCIANO, PARTNER & GENERAL MANAGER

Ken Luciano is a partner and leads development and bar operations for PlumpJack’s newest acquisitions, Forgery, and the newly opened Wildhawk. He was formerly with PlumpJack and then went to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where he developed acclaimed bars and restaurants throughout the U.S.. Ken has come back to PlumpJack with a lot of enthusiasm and great ideas around our new projects. He is a well ­respected barman with a balanced approach to his cocktail program. While you’ll be inspired by his creations, you won’t have to wait 20 minutes for your cocktail, and if you want a vodka tonic, his team will happily do that, too.

JACQUES BEZUIDENHOUT, PARTNER

Jacques Bezuidenhout is a Johannesburg native who became captivated by the cocktail and spirits culture in London and then relocated and planted roots in San Francisco in 1997 after going on a bus adventure and deciding it was his favorite American city. Jacques was previously responsible for establishing the beverage program at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants nationwide, and is a National Brand Ambassador for Partida Tequila. He has been voted Best Bartender in San Francisco and has also been a judge in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. As a partner in Forgery, Jacques works closely with Ken to develop and curate the cocktail, beer and wine programs, as well as train Forgery’s talented team of barmen and women.