Photo By: Janelle Bitker/The Chronicle
Written By: Janelle Bitker
San Francisco’s historic Redwood Room bar reopened in January after a four-month renovation. Good news for longtime fans: It looks more or less the same.
Open since 1933, the day after Prohibition ended, the Redwood Room is renowned for its Art Deco interior and redwood paneling. The bar, which is inside the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel at 495 Geary St., was last renovated in 2001 by designer Philippe Starck. New owners brought sweeping changes throughout the hotel, which is also adding a new all-day restaurant due to open in April called Frederick’s.