This dive gives those in Hayes Valley who'd rather not drop rent on a bar tab a place to go. You wanna have a pizza delivered here? Sure! No problem. You wanna scream "Happy Birthday" to your 10 friends at the top of your lungs? Yes - it's totally acceptable here. Locals love the pool table and the foosball table, and after looking around at the well-worn couches, one may wonder, "Wait, am I in a frat house?" The bar offers beer and wine only, but has a decent selection of both (e.g., Hoegaarden and Guinness on tap; pinot grigio by the glass). Don't get your heart set on anything specific, though, as many beers can be tapped out after busy nights.
Get past the miscellany of dogs and beer, and you'll find a surprisingly refreshing art gallery in the back of Place Pigalle, Hayes Valley's no-frills culture destination.
The exhibition "Paintings ... More »