Adding to the list of things of impermanent things coming to the city's waterfront during Larry Ellison's yacht race: the cleverly named America's Cup Sports Bar, a huge drinking establishment with an outdoor patio and parking for the world's largest superyachts.
The bar will open on Pier 27 when racing begins on July 4th and will keep serving drinks daily until the events concludes in September. At 12,000-square-feet, the bar will have room for 500 thirsty boating enthusiasts. (By comparison, Pete's Tavern and Pedro's Cantina across from AT&T Park combine for a total of 20,000 square feet.) According to Inside Scoop, the America's Cup people have hired some big names involved in some big San Francisco restaurants to run things: Eric Rubin from Hog & Rocks and Tres Agaves is on board, as is noted artisanal bar man Scott Beattie.
In addition to what they're calling the "world's largest pop-up bar," the village on pier 27 also includes the city's largest outdoor music venue (also temporary), so the America's Cup Sports Bar might make a good place to stop for drinks before you take your 1998 self to go see the Wallflowers and Counting Crows at the A-Cup Pavilion. With superyacht berthing available right outside the bar it will also be a great place to stumble home from. If home happens to be, say Larry Ellison's 288-foot superyacht Musashi.
No word yet on what the space will become after the the yacht races are over. The pier itself is set to become the city's new cruise ship terminal, which means it will be seeing a lot of tourist action, so this could be an excellent place to put in a novelty chain breastaurant to replace the Hooters we lost in 2011. "A-Cups" has a nice ring to it.