Get transported — and fast! — at this dive bar filled with relics from the sea and navy, and other antiques and oddities. No matter the hour, the lights are low, Etta James (or the like) is on the radio, and it's the perfect place to throw one back while relaxing or brushing up on your card game.
Specs (aka The Alder Museum), 12 William Saroyan Place (off Columbus Avenue); 415-421-4112.
Photographed by Katie Hintz-Zambrano