Category: Bars

The Doc will see you now: Mission dive bar open in new location

The Doc is officially in. After losing its lease and iconic sign, Doc’s Clock has reopened in its new Mission Street digs. Tonight marks the bar’s official opening at 2417 Mission near 20th Street, although owner Carey Suckow wrote in an email that the bar quietly opened last week. Started in 1951 and christened Doc’s […]

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That’s the spirit: Zeitgeist seeking license to expand

Already ample with a big backyard full of picnic tables, Zeitgeist wants to give you more to love. The Valencia Street beer garden has applied to expand its liquor license to include a neighboring building purchased by the bar’s owners in 2016. A former sheet metal shop, 80 Duboce Ave. backs onto Zeitgeist’s backyard. Think […]

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Doc’s gets clocked over sign

UPDATE 4 p.m.: In an email this afternoon, Doc’s Clock owner Carey Suckow said she has no idea what her landlord’s plans are for the sign but that something similar will be built at the new space.  Suckow also provided some background on the fabulous neon marquee: In 1951, The Clock Tavern began operating at 2575 Mission Street […]

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Doc’s Clock moving forward — to new Mission Street digs

Time is ticking for the Mission’s beloved Doc’s Clock – in its current location, at least. Mission Mission reported Tuesday that there were just 10 more days before the bar shuts its doors at 2575 Mission Street, a timeline that was confirmed  in an email to CSC from the bar’s owner, Carey Suckow. Suckow said that the […]

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El Valenciano for sale, new restaurant opening on Valencia

One old restaurant is on the block, while a new one is preparing to open on Valencia Street. Spanish restaurant and dance club El Valenciano is listed for sale in a Craigslist ad that describes a “fantastic opportunity to purchase a well-established part bar, part Spanish restaurant & part dance club with weekly salsa nights […]

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Mini bar: Horsies Saloon opens inside Mission market

The Mission now boasts what might just be the city’s only beer and wine bar inside a liquor store. With red lights and a growing stable of horse-related kitsch, Horsies Saloon is now up and running inside the Royal Cuckoo Market on 19th Street near Capp. The tiny bar, roped off from the liquor store […]

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Video: Men claim Zeitgeist booted them over Trump T-shirts

Two Trump supporters walk into a very San Francisco bar. Guess what happened next? Yep, they got kicked out. That’s the upshot of a video shared on social media Monday. It purportedly shows a man being “attacked” and booted from Zeitgeist, all because his friend was wearing a ‘Make American Great Again’ t-shirt. But Gideon Bush, one […]

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Former lesbian bar feted with plaque

Though gone more than a year, the Lexington Club has staked out a permanent spot on its old corner of 19th Street Monday in the form of a commemorative plaque. On Monday afternoon, owner Lila Thirkield, former staff, politicians and about a hundred fans of the bar turned out for the plaque’s unveiling and to […]

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Doc’s Clock trying for legacy status

Already beloved, Doc’s Clock is on track to becoming a legacy business, a move that could mean more money to help the dive bar navigate its uncertain future. Last week, the city’s Historical Preservation Committee voted to approve the bar for the city’s legacy business program, which offers financial incentives to protect the city’s older […]

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Changes to the menu: Bender’s now home to rotating Sunday pop-ups

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. : A reader informs me that Mad’Mzelles Poutine has been a pop-up regular at Bender’s in the past and is “really good” to boot. ORIGINAL POST: Bender’s Bar and Grill, South Van Ness’ go-to source for a boozy meal, is now home to a rotating series of Sunday pop-up restaurants. One of […]

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