Super vintage drink tokens from Jack’s Bar on 24th Street a MILLION years ago

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Check out this total throwback recently unearthed by our ol’ pal Lizzy (former Mission Mission contributor) (who years ago relocated to another city altogether):

Wow don’t remember when or why I got these besides that it was probably right about this time 5 years ago. Actually, I was probably hanging onto them for @punkgirls one night or something. Viva Thursdays at Jacks. I’m even listening to Rilo Kiley 😶 [link]

RIP Jack’s!!! Also, what the F is happening with that space anyway??? (DJ Purple’s karaoke night ended, and then they closed up altogether, and then some refurbishment seemed to start, and then it stalled, and now it’s been sitting vacant for about a million years.)

Let’s rock:

And now please enjoy all these Jack’s-related posts from over the years…

Better Know a Bartender: “Chel of the Sea” Chelsea

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Every Monday and Friday 8pm to Close, you can catch Chelsea slinging drinks at Pops Bar. This motobike loving bartender is also the host of Moto Mondays: a night for Bikes, Booze and Babes now every Monday at Pops. Come in and kick back the Monday blues with some motorcycle and mayhem shop talk. Get on her good side and buy a round of her favorites: Cazadores & Tecate!

Check out this week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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St. Mary’s Pub regulars love to rep St. Mary’s Pub

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Love it.

[via Travis]

Thank You from your friends at Pops Bar!

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We think you and your canine friends are the best so it’s so great to know the feeling is mutual. Pops Bar was voted “BEST HAPPY HOUR” in San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay 2016. Thank you for voting!

Check out the entertainment line up this week at Pops:

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RIP Dear Mom

Hoodline reports:

Dear Mom, open since 2012, will be introducing some changes soon. Owner Paul Bavaro plans to revamp the bar-restaurant at 16th & Harrison by the new year, bringing in new food menus and pool tables and changing the bar’s name.

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When he opened Dear Mom, his fourth and most recent business venture, Bavaro wanted to mix things up: it’s a larger space than his other bars, and is also the first of the three to offer food. A couple of Bavaro’s employees came up with the “Dear Mom” concept and name, and he ran with it. But he says the concept just isn’t working in terms of profitability, so he’s changing things up.

I always thought Dear Mom should have a sister bar named Fuck You Dad. Maybe now’s the time?

Regardless of the name though:

[T]he bar has one issue that Bavaro will be hard-pressed to change. He told us business hasn’t been helped by the frequent presence of homeless encampments on both sides of the street, which often discourages customers from sitting on the bar’s sidewalk patio—or visiting Dear Mom in the first place.

Many patrons have told Bavaro that they don’t like to walk in the area near the bar. “They say that they don’t feel safe, so they try to avoid it,” he said.

Read on.

[Photo of the Dear Mom "Mom Wall" (RIP) from like 3 years ago by Jay or me I think]

SF’s Longest Happy Hour!

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HAPPINESS IS THIRTEEN HOUR HAPPY HOURS! Bacon Bloody Mary’s, Irish Coffee, Mexican Coffee, Fresh OJ Mimosa, Pabst…Pops Bar gets your morning going every day at 6am and keeps happy hour going until 7pm! So Rise N Shine, then kick back and unwind, Pops is your official starting point in the Mission. *Please make sure your puppies drink responsibly.

Check out this week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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Lexington Club commemorative plaque unveiled outside place that used to be the Lexington Club

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Capp Street Crap reports:

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 celebrate the Lexington’s 18 years at 3463 19th St. Now home to the upscale Wildhawk, the iconic Mission lesbian bar closed in April 2015 following its sale to the Plumpjack Group.

Read on for more info and pics.

[Photo by Blair Craig]

Better Know a Bartender: We love Kevin!

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When Kevin isn’t out and about playing bass for the band UNCLE RIFKIN and guitar for LADY CROONER, you can catch him behind the bar at Pops on Thursday and Sunday mornings.  He mixes a mean cocktail but his drink of choice is a cold brew on tap.  You can also catch Kevin at Madrone Art Bar from time to time hosting Spike’s Open Mic Sunday. Stop in and have a beer with Kevin!

Check out this week’s full entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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Rise & Shine

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While Labor Day may be the end of summer for most, we know our San Francisco summer is just getting started. Jump start your morning with something refreshing during our THIRTEEN HOUR HAPPY HOURS everyday starting at 6am! Bacon Bloody Mary’s, Irish Coffee, Mexican Coffee, Fresh OJ Mimosa, Pabst…remember it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. So kick back and unwind, Pops is your official starting point in the Mission.

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Better Know a Bartender

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Meet Marilyn, aka OG, the newest member of Pops Bar team! Formerly of Dave’s, Marilyn loves a simple and sweet, classic Maker’s Mark Manhattan. Stop by and welcome Marilyn to the Pops family Monday and Tuesday mornings with happy hour starting at 6AM.

Check out this week’s entertainment line up at Pops Bar:

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