Clooney’s Pub

Clooney’s Pub is one of the few bars that’s weathered the Mission’s recent development and come out on the other side unscathed. Its circular bar, around which you’ll find many of the area’s original tenants (and their dogs), evokes a nostalgia that’s hard to find these days. History is captured in the many photos that adorn the walls, documenting not just the evolution of the space, but the city around it.

Known For
  • historic
  • games
  • dive bar
What to drink
Nothing fussy: highballs, whiskey, draft beer.
Don’t go into Clooney’s looking for particularly outstanding food or cocktails, but rather for a trip back in time to San Francisco as it was, for better or worse.