Expanding fast-casual chains of sustainable seafood are one of the year’s biggest trends, and the Bay Area isn’t being skipped. Pacific Catch just opened a new Walnut Creek outpost, and we won’t be surprised if Hashtag Poki announced a new branch. And now, Luke’s Lobster, a Maine-based seafood restaurant group with 29 nationwide locations, is now joining the local waters, with lobster rolls, chowder, and other goodies that a trip to the East Coast is unimaginable without. In addition to its traditional menu, for the San Francisco location, the chain will include items with local ingredients, such as Patagonia Provisions’ smoked mussels.

 

 

While the first Bay Area branch is officially opening in October, on 92 2nd St in the SoMA, the chain is doing a September pop-up to generate buzz and get clients craving more lobster. The collaboration is a beer-meets-seafood celebration at Black Hammer Brewing—also in SoMA, in which the brewery will produce a special limited-run lobster shell and kelp Saison, served alongside signature lobster rolls.

Luke’s Lobster Pop-Up
Black Hammer Brewing: 544 Bryant Street
Friday, September 21st, 5-8pm
No tickets needed, food and drinks for purchase.