Sneak peak at The Factory, opening Aug. 7

Sneak peak act The Factory, opening Aug. 7
The Factory is located at 12517 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

The Standard stopped by The Factory on Tuesday for a sneak peek as the staff put the finishing touches on the bar before its official opening Friday, Aug. 7.

Co-owner Tom Lyons showed us around and told us the bar on San Pablo Avenue will start with outdoor patio space service only at this time and that they are taking special precautions to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.

They’ve even temporarily extended their patio space to include the parking lot to offer more seating.

Visit The Factory’s website,, for current hours/info and be sure to make a reservation via the Resy app before you go. More details: