Late-night slice fans have cause to rejoice, as a new 24-hour pizza shop and dance club is set to open tomorrow in SoMa. Codeword is located on the corner of 5th and Folsom Streets, and will feature a restaurant on one side and club on the other though it may be softly opening just with the pizza, and no booze, until the liquor license is fully sorted.
The restaurant/party palace is brought to us by the team behind DNA Lounge, and (refreshingly) appears to not take itself too seriously. In conversation with Eater, general manager Barry Synoground laid out his plans for the place.
“We’re not trying to be fancypants; we’re not trying to be an ultra lounge or a cocktailers heaven,” explained Synoground. "We’ll serve you a slice and a beer at lunch and then again over some dance music at night."
Eater notes that Codeword will share a menu with DNA Lounge, but will differ from DNA in its focus on DJ's over live music.
The 917 Folsom Street address used to belong Qi Ultra Lounge, and before that Cherry and Annie's Social Club. The name "Codeword" is inspired by The CW Hotel, the long-lived SRO located above the club.
While the pizza shop will indeed be open 24-hours, it is important to note that club will have the more standard SF hours of 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. According to the club's website, the party side of the building has a capacity in the 300 person range.
Also of interest: The spot has free wi-fi, which Codeword's owners bill as "fast, and high capacity." It seems the team behind Codeword hopes that after a day of totally slaying code and crushing 'za, you'll want to stick around and bust moves.