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Decent watering hole around Pine & Polk in the Polk Gulch

Greetings fellow hounds,

I am looking for a nice bar to wet our beaks around Pine & Polk, before me and my friend head over to "Darbar" for our Indian fix !

Any recommendations greatly appreciated.

Cheers !

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  1. A few blocks away is Tommy's Joynt, they have a pretty good beer selection . . .

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    1. re: nsheth

      The last time I went in they had a couple of taps of unusual german beer, not the selection of west coast brews --- not what I'd call "pretty good" --- have things changed? What's on tap there?

      1. re: bbulkow

        Haven't been there recently, just remembered they had an extensive bottled beer list, with beers from various countries around the world. Nothing tremendously unusual, not going to replace my trips to Toronado, but a decent place to grab a beer if in the area, that's all - I think I had a Kostritzer and a Young's Double Chocolate Stout before catching a movie at the AMC across the street. I can't recall what kinds of things they had on tap.

        Here's what I found on their website, but I remember them having some sort of whiteboard with more choices?
        http://www.tommysjoynt.com/bar.htm

    2. There's a brand new wine bar at Polk + Washington. I know nothing else about it except that it's now open (East side of the street - next to the annoyingly "temporarily" closed La Parilla Grill).

        1. Lush Lounge at Polk and Post- hip but not pretentious, lots of plants, good music

          Bigfoot Lodge at Polk and Washington (or Clay maybe?)- fake fireplace, giant statue of bigfoot, need i say more?

          I didn't realize the wine bar had already opened - anyone been yet?

          1. I walked by today and it looked like it had opened. Wine-by-the-glass list posted in the window, and it looked set up to go. If I had any idea what it was called, I'd call and confirm for you --

            :-)

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            1. re: Fig Newton

              Amelie
              1754 Polk St
              San Francisco, CA 94114
              (415) 292-6916

              I haven't been yet.