Skip's could have been plucked from the roadside of a flyover state by a huge tornado and dropped - scruffy patrons and all - into Bernal Heights. It's more heartland than highbrow, the walls cluttered with years of collected San Francisco memorabilia and macrobrew promo swag. Despite a long legal battle with ASCAP, guitar heroes of the neighborhood parade across the corner stage every night for no cover, offering electric blues licks by the bushel.
You got a shiny new guitar for Christmas and you've been jamming along to Steppenwolf for four months straight. Put on some snazzy duds, champ, you're ready for the big time! Well, almost the big time, at this unassuming Bernal Heights dive. The owners survived a recent tussle with ASCAP that threatened to quiet the bandstand, and now the bar hosts three open jam sessions a week (Sunday, Monday, and Thursday). The cast of regulars is welcoming toward newcomers, capably acting as backing band... More »