On any given Sunday funday, you could find us on the patio of this friendly dive bar, partaking in $10 bottomless mimosas and a game of table tennis. Unlike your usual sticky-floor, single-bathroom establishment, Thee Parkside does try and suit the palate of all its nearby Potrero Hill residents. There's fried pickles and chili-cheese fries for the rowdy set, tater tots for the kiddies and the young at heart, and plenty of vegan options — including meatless chili and an innovative fried-tofu sandwich. As mentioned, libations are cheap and strong with a daily rotating special. Who can say no to $3 well drinks on a Saturday? Most impressive is that Thee Parkside wins everyone over without losing its edge. The bar hosts resident bands and a seasonal indie mart, proving punk in these parts is alive and well.
Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street (between Carolina and Wisconsin streets); 415-252-1330.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile