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Address: 1131 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5541
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Rock and roll and whiskey neat

The last bar on Polk that isn't a never-ending top 40s pop nightmare. Punk rock? Country? Metal? This is your place. Kanye? Go ... well ... pretty much anywhere else in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 April 2016
Chad H
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The last bar on Polk that isn't a never-ending top 40s pop nightmare. Punk rock? Country? Metal? This is your place. Kanye? Go ... well ... pretty much anywhere else in the area. Thanks guys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I went specifically because my son had put together 3 bands to play on Saturday night. I must say it was all new but I'll be back. The music was awesome, the crowd was friendly and beer was cold.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

We saw a podcast recording here called Baby Genius, which was good fun. It only added to the hipster vibe. :) If you didn't know, hipsters are abrassive at first; and you'll be in their natural habitat, so act accordingly. Fun fact; there is an enclosed smoking patio in the bar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2011

Okay, so, I am over 50 music enthusiast that has barely stepped foot in a bar in the past 20 years, but my heart is still beating the rhythm-blues rock and roll. Through the dark bar littered with stand up tables and bar stools, past the juke box and the centrally located walk around bar, is a door way that... More 

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