Our Story

620 Jones

Welcome to 620 Jones, San Francisco’s largest outdoor bar and restaurant, and your new favorite urban oasis.

We officially opened for business on Valentine’s Day, 2011 and have established ourselves as a mainstay of the Theater District, TL, and Nob Hill neighborhoods over the last decade.

With three beautiful bars, a lush, 8,000 square ft. rooftop patio, and ample space for events, we are a bit of a jack of all trades, and one truly unforgettable destination.

Inspired by the buildings of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, prolific architect H.C. Baumann designed the Gaylord Hotel in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. To bring elements of our historic building’s architecture into our space, founder Pete Glikshtern worked with architect Kyle Reicher of Ferrous Studios Inc., to re- interpret the iconic wrought iron grilles from the Gaylord’s lobby. From the huge front gates that welcome guests in, to the patio guard rails, to the ornate metal wall between the stairs and the dining room, our steel is an homage to the rich architectural history of our building.

Our patio

At the heart of our space, is our sprawling, lush rooftop patio, a welcome escape, and a space that breathes comfort, and relaxation.

Our six giant, custom planters are brimming with vibrant foliage, reflective of our Mediterranean/California-Coastal climate, including Arbutus Marina trees, Chamaerops Humilis (Mediterranean fan palm trees), Dracena Draco, Bromeliads and Passion Flower Vines (red flowers). It is really unusual to have so many large plants together in such an urban setting. Entering 620 Jones is like entering another world, as you pass through the huge, iron entrance gates.

Join us, and experience San Francisco’s favorite urban oasis for yourself. Unwind among the lush, shady foliage with one of our specialty crafted cocktails in hand, and always keep an eye out for some of our favorite neighbors! Our patio is home to a plethora of nature, including an abundance of hummingbirds — hence our new logo!

Our Team

Joanna HinesGeneral Manager

Joanna started her career in hospitality as a coat check attendant roughly 18 years ago in Nacht Schicht, the biggest night club in Austria.

There, she attended business school, and since then has accumulated a wide variety of hospitality experience, including special events, catering, serving, bartending, and managing. She uses her sharp attention to detail and diligent personal management skills to ensure your trip to 620 Jones is as fun, positive, and enjoyable as possible.

Today, she continues her education in Business Administrations & Management at the College of Marin, Kentfield, while striving to encourage and mold her 620 Jones staff.

A motivational and exemplary leader, she has a knack for assembling a high-performing, well-oiled team, and leads by example through her dedication to excellence and hard work.

Erik HopfingerConsulting Chef

Erik Hopfinger is a third-generation chef originally from Westchester County, New York.

Erik has been cooking in New York City and the Bay Area for over 20 years.

Of the 30 restaurants he’s opened during his time ere, three of them were awarded Michael Bauer three star ratings, one was listed as Top 10 Restaurants in the SF Chronicle, and he was named SF Chronicle’s Rising Star Chef in 2002.

He was also a chef contestant on season four of the award winning TV series Top Chef. Today Erik leads his own culinary consultancy, Finger Food, and works with the industries top restaurant brands.

Kim MoriniLead Mixologist

Kim Morini is a Bay Area native with strong familial ties to San Francisco.

Kim has been working in the San Francisco restaurant scene for over 20 years; 16 of which she has spent bartending in everything, from nightclubs, to fine dining establishments, and everywhere in between.

From being an active member in the USBG, an avid student of WSET wine certifications, to a judge in spirits competitions, such as the USA Spirits Ratings, Kim is always looking to expand her knowledge and support for the local bar community.

620 Jones offers an amazing opportunity to draw from the inspiration of their patio and lush gardens; which lend themselves to the fresh produce and innovation that make San Francisco such a dream location to create a delicious and fun bar program.

Jennifer DorlandEvent Director

Jennifer is a California native, graduate of the University of California at Davis and has been planning events in the Bay Area for over ten years.

She got her start in events at the Four Seasons in Maui, Hawaii.

After 15 years of fine dining, outside catering and event planning, she began to develop and fine tune private dining programs as an event consultant in the Bay Area.

She comes to 620 Jones with experience in all sizes and styles of events along with creative ways to achieve your event goals.

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