Nick Mamere’s love affair with beer began with homebrewing in his garage between courses at San Francisco State University. Upon graduating with a degree in English literature, he took a job bartending at The Brewing Network’s newly opened taproom and studio location. This is where he was exposed to a who’s who of beer industry luminaries and solidified his ambition of pursuing his passion as a career. Beginning at Bartlett Hall as a cellar hand, he now sits at the helm of our brewing operations, guided by his dedication to quality and a homebrewer’s enthusiasm for experimentation.
With an ability to weave construction, painting and other design elements together into a focused concept, Michael Brennan’s thoughtful approach to restaurant design has garnered him national recognition. Brennan’s prolific Bay Area portfolio includes more than 40 restaurant projects like Zero Zero, Jardiniere and Chandon, and extends beyond the city to Palo Alto, Napa, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He currently is working with Burritt Room vets to transform the former Santorini space outside of Union Square into Bartlett Hall, a casual hangout with a familiar, local feel. Brennan will fuse the city’s historic elements with today’s conveniences to breathe life into the restaurant and tavern, and make it authentically San Francisco.
LEAK Ventures was formed to create and manage innovative, unique and authentic hospitality projects. The company leverages the hospitality, real estate and construction backgrounds of its principals. Current and past projects of the principals include the Burritt Room, Crescent Hotel (now Mystic Hotel), the Resort at Squaw Creek, Paramount Hotels, Herbert Hotel and Anvil Builders.