Come out on a School Night
The Pearl in collaboration with
Traci Des Jardins brings you
School Night, a weeknight bar.
Open Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm.
Meet General Manager
Riley Bartlett was born and raised in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. He got his start working in restaurants as a host and food runner at the Beach Chalet where he was known for poorly seating servers and dropping steak sandwiches on guests. After studying International Relations at the American University in D.C. Riley moved to Ghana to work for an NGO, but missed the restaurant world and ended up getting a night job at a reggae bar on the beach, where he was affectionately known as Ras-Riley. Missing his hometown and family, Riley moved back to San Francisco and landed a job working for the Delfina Restaurant Group where he helped open Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame. Next stop, Riley cut his hair and shined his shoes for the Michelin-Starred restaurant, Spruce, where he held a management position for numerous years.
Now, he has arrived at School Night! Riley’s experience, enthusiasm and humor brings the perfect element to this weeknight bar concept. When he’s not at School Night and not picking up his phone, you can find him between Fort Funston and the Cliff House running his dog or “shreddin’ the gnar” (surfing).