SAN FRANCISCO—After 17 years, the downtown landmark the Bubble Lounge is closing for business temporarily.
The sign posted on the brown-papered door reads, “The Bubble Lounge is closed for renovations—after 17 years! We hope to reopen with a totally new look and concept sometime in July. Perhaps sooner? Stay tuned. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you!”
The Bubble Lounge was established in 1997, as the West Coast affiliate of the original 1995 TriBeCa champagne bar. It was well known for its plush accommodations, hors d’oeuvres, and variety of champagnes and sparkling wines—a variety it maintained through its popularity boom in 1998 and subsequent decline.
The Bubble Lounge is currently renovating and planning to re-open the new concept later this summer. has
The New York location is also expecting to reinvent itself. According to their website, they “had to surrender the TriBeCa location” due to increased rent, but “plan on opening other locations in New York City and elsewhere.” As of today, Google Reviews lists the New York Bubble Lounge as “permanently closed.”