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Bentley Weisel / July 19th, 2013

Last summer’s London Olympics featured the world’s largest McDonald’s, but this summer San Francisco ups the ante with the world’s largest pop-up bar, ready to feed and water sailors and spectators alike at the 2013 America’s Cup.

The America’s Cup Sports Bar opened July 4, ready to accommodate 500 people in a 12,000-square-foot space that incorporates Team Oracle’s AC72 catamaran that dramatically crashed in October into the decor.

The space is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Sundays, when it closes early at 10 p.m. Starting the first weekend in August, brunch will be available every Saturday and Sunday until the pop-up bar closes permanently on September 21, after the final America’s Cup match.

Scott Beattie, drink consultant, assumed the role of director of food and beverage and crafted seasonal cocktails, an extensive collection of Napa Valley wines, and a variety of beers on tap and in bottle, as well as a food menu highlighting local fare.

The bar is just off the docks in the America’s Cup Pavilion on Pier 27 (in Embarcadero), where summer concerts, with Led Zeppelin, Train, Journey, and more will be held as part of the celebrations.

Click here to read more about Scott Beattie’s stunning cocktails and program at the W South Beach Hotel in Hey, Good Lookin’.