Latitude, Doc Hollidays become Flipside restaurants

Restaurateur Nino Rabbaa expands his restaurant group with anticipated brewpub and steakhouse in 2013.

Rabbaa in 2010 at Rendez Vous

Local restaurateur Nino Rabbaa is expanding his empire of restaurants in Sonoma County with news that he’ll be opening two new restaurants in 2013. The biggest, which is still in concept development, will be Flipside Brewhouse in the former Latitude Restaurant location (5000 Roberts Lake Drive) in Rohnert Park. That restaurant closed in 2010 and the large, indoor-outdoor space has been empty since despite several nibbles by local restaurant owners.

Rabbaa will also open Flipside Steakhouse in the former Ritas-turned-Doc Hollidays in Santa Rosa. The karoake bar at 138 Calistoga Road closed in 2011, followed by the short-lived restaurant and bar. Rabbaa says he’ll be doing construction on the space over the next few months and hopes to reopen as a neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Rabbaa’s SoCo Hospitality Group includes Rendez Vous Bistro, Flipside Bar & Burger, Space XXV Lounge (which opened in late October), Chez Vous Catering and Lakeside Grill at Spring Lake.