Make all the jokes about janky Tenderloin crack dens you want, because the Nite Cap is the opposite of a crack den - it's more like a beer living room. This friendly and carpeted TL bar helps locals relax as if they were in their own home (except that, unlike a tiny Tenderloin studio, the Nite Cap's got both a pool table and jukebox). It's sunny during late afternoon happy hours, warmly lit at night, and has just enough wood to make it feel like a paneled rec room without going over the line into outright fanciness. Expect the juke to spit out indie pop, Top 40 hip-hop, and classic rock standbys, all for a mixed crowd settling in to enjoy drink prices (and pours) that are more than fair.
Steve Miller is no dummy. Somewhere back in time, when he was penning his ditties for mass consumption, he knew that residuals would be his bread and butter in old age. (Well, that and the state fair circuit.) He was also smart enough to finagle... More »