Emperor Norton’s Boozeland, the new Tenderloin bar by the Bender’s team, opening soon

We all had a lot of good times at Deco Lounge, as this picture and these pictures prove. But things change and businesses close and new businesses open in their place. Eater SF reports:

The team behind Benders Bar has had the keys to the former Deco Lounge in the Tenderloin for a while now, and they’ve finally spilled the beans to Tablehopper about what’s going in: Emperor Norton’s Boozeland. While the name implies a wacky SF theme park, the space is actually pretty simple: rock ‘n roll, basic dive-bar drinks, and a bust of the eponymous Protector of Mexico in the former ticket window. [link]

They’ve completely refurbed the place, knocking out the wall between the bar and the dance floor (if it’s even still a dance floor), replacing flooring and electrical and more, and opening up the back patio!!! Can’t wait! (Doesn’t sound like tater tots will be involved though, sadface.)

Follow Emperor Norton’s Boozeland on Facebook for updates!

[Photo via Haçeteria, the epic electronic music dance party that moved to Slate Bar in the Mission when Deco shuttered, and is happening this Friday as a matter of fact]

9 Responses to “Emperor Norton’s Boozeland, the new Tenderloin bar by the Bender’s team, opening soon”

  1. Jerquee says:

    I hope they didn’t destroy that gorgeous art deco bar when they busted through the wall :-/

  2. troll says:

    ”refurbed”?!??! goodness…..

  3. avalon says:

    oh boy oh boy…
    rock ‘n’ roll!
    (aka no more license for cabaret/entertainment/afterhours)

  4. LibertyHiller says:

    I used to drink at Deco 20-odd years ago when I worked at California Hall, and have fond memories of the release parties for the zine “Frighten The Horses”; ah, for the days when BaGG was still shocking.

  5. generic_ says:

    It’s awesome you guys.

  6. turdsmcgee says:

    goodbye old ghb overdoes bar… thank god something less slimy is there now!