t0rin0 (977) Riverslime, California | March 24, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited March 22, 2013.
Nice location across the street from Monkís Kettle and down the street from the BART station (16th/Mission) and cool atmosphere with good music, lots of people, and some pool tables but as a beer destination youíre better off paying an arma and a leg across the street for a good beer. Service was a bit slow but then they were swamped. Didnít browse the selection in the jukebox but not after having read the other review I probably should have. If I get fed up with the pretentiousness and $10 beers at Monks Iíll walk back over here and rock out to some Mercyful Fate, maybe after getting an Itís It at the liquor store a couple doors down. Otherwise, scroll past.
scooterling (10) S. San Francisco, California | May 13, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Donít know why I never stopped in before as Iím in this stretch of the Mission a couple of times a week, but stop in I did.
First off, I canít believe the effiní jukebox. Petal to the metal! How awesome is it to have Manowar, Mercyful Fate, Megadeth, Slayer and a ton of other metal greats in a jukebox. I canít recall being in a bar and hearing King Diamond sing (shriek) "The Oath" before. Perhaps Iím sheltered, or perhaps this is one of the best jukeboxes EVER!
Secondly, genuine craft beers for less than $4! $3.75 to be exact. Hop Rod Rye and Racer 5 to name a couple. They have a hell of a lot more, but those are the two I care most about. Beer list is on a chalkboard facing, not behind, the bar.
A few other particulars are two pool tables, though there was no chance of getting near them, two dartboards, and finally, a kick ass Galaga/Ms. Pac Man machine.
All in all, this is one hell of a dive that will do you no wrong.