With private seating areas built to look like totally rad 1970s vans, lacquered floors made from eight-track tapes and retro Playboy centerfolds, and some vintage pinball machines and antique video game consoles, this time-machine-with-a-liquor-license throws you back to the era when Farrah Fawcett and The Six Million Dollar Man were the hottest items around. Here you can order a can of Schlitz or PBR - ironically or not, it's up to you - under lamps that resemble custom-styled steering wheels, while TV screens show video loops of old car commercials and your ears are treated to the finest K-Tel music collections money can buy. You can even pretend you're talking to a trucker on a CB radio mounted into a shag-carpeted dashboard. Is the Kozy Kar straight-up krazy for '70s kitsch? That's a big 10-4, good buddy!
Theme bars aren't the most fail-safe entrepreneurial ventures, but if you're going to give one a try, covering your watering hole with titty shots is probably a smart bet. It's a wonder, then, that no reputable S.F. taverns had taken this approach until 2009, when Kozy Kar opened on Polk Street. If Scooby and Shaggy joined forces with Hugh Hefner to paint the town red, this is probably where they'd spend most of the night. The bar is decorated like the interior of a hotboxed 1970s pussy... More »