"Well-lit" and "no-nonsense" are two adjectives that come to mind at this blue-collar suds joint on a quiet Inner Sunset street corner. Terry's Lodge is a throwback to the days when your local bar was an unpretentious place to down a few cold brews and shoot some pool after a long day at work. The wood-paneled refrigerators behind the bar, antique cash register, and basic stool seating should tip you off that Terry's ain't the place to go if you want subdued mood lighting, chic furnishings, and top-shelf infused liquor. This is macrobrew country. Order accordingly.
No windows, aside from gun-slit-like rectangles? Presence barely noted by a weak-wattage, if strong-willed ancient green neon sign? Strong pours, no BS, and no frills? Check, check, and mate: This Inner Sunset treasure may have the exterior ambiance of a poorly lit bunker, yet inside are bar games, sports on TV, and little else to distract from the task at hand. Unlike the faux dives stocked with preening pretenders more worried about their wardrobes than their livers, Terry's is built for... More »