In a city brimming with new eateries and foodie pop-ups, it’s refreshing to see thriving joints with close to a century of service under their belts. Simply put, these OGs have staked their claim
by remaining down-to-earth, homegrown, and awesome.
So, we set aside the shiny-new bakeries, too-cool coffee houses, and decked-out restos to explore some of the S.F.'s best golden-era, old-timey bars and restaurants
. From the longest-standing watering hole to a seafood staple nestled in (gasp!) Fisherman’s Wharf, here are a few of our favorite places for a little walk down memory lane.
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Photographed by Ashley Batz