The Doc will see you now: Mission dive bar open in new location
July 24, 2017
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 Clock ten years later, the bar was forced to close last month after the new owner of its old building, 2575 Mission near 22nd, opted not to renew its lease. Negotiations with the landlord to bring the bar’s neon marquee also proved unsuccessful.
Suckow said the bar’s interior remains a work in progress. The bar’s shuffleboard made the two-block move on Saturday as noted by another Doc on Twitter:
Spotted the rare migration of a 22 foot shuffleboard. Slowly working its way two blocks north, to it’s future home in the new Doc’s Clock. pic.twitter.com/gWGITDjaUD
— Doctor Popular (@DocPop) July 22, 2017
Want to check the new space for yourself? Doc’s opens today at 5 p.m.