We’ve been excitedly hearing about the Bambuddha Lounge replacement at the Phoenix Hotel for months now, to be named Chambers. Why excitedly, you may ask? The Phoenix Hotel doesn’t look like much from outside and the location is not the greatest either, right? Well, as SFist puts it, it’s one of the very few places in San Francisco where you can have a drink poolside and exorcise your LA fetish.

And on Wednesday we did just that on orange deck chairs, for the Disposable Film Fest, just with a bit more clothing than we would imagine wearing in LA. In spite of the San Francisco weather, we greatly enjoyed lounging by the pretty re-designed pool and the now fancy outdoor area, including a fire fountain.

We also got a nice preview of the gorgeous interior of the brand new Chambers bar and restaurant, designed by Mister Important Design and which surprisingly looks much like the renderings that circulated a couple of months ago. We asked owner Sean Mancheste when the actual opening is going to be, and he responded that “in an ideal world, next Tuesday but it’s probably going to be Wednesday”. What we know for sure is that they’ll definitely be open by Thursday, as that’s when the four-day art fair extravaganza of ArtPad starts.

In the meantime, enjoy a few photos we took on our way to the restrooms.