Bar Shots: What Is Moving Into Zeke's, Dave's, and More


There’s no place like Dave’s. Yelp photo by Andy K.

Some updates for you on recently closed/closing dive bars, starting with ~ZEKE’S~. We saw some ABC license activity hit the wires, and Hoodline followed the story, discovering that the former director of operations for the Golden Bear Restaurant Corporation (MoMo’s, Pete’s Tavern, Pedro’s Cantina), Paul Cardinale, will be taking over the bar. Fortunately he just wants to give it a light update, keep it a neighborhood bar, and plans to open in a couple of months. The new name is ~LOCAL TAP~. 600 3rd St. at Brannan, 415-392-5311.

Also in the “if it’s a beloved dive bar, don’t fix it” category is the news about ~DAVE’S~. Yes, Future Bars is taking it over, but they really want to keep it as is—TVs, beer, and all. But it will have a new name, ~THE LARK~, opening in January 2016. And a new staff. And they will keep making chili dogs. Dave’s last night will be New Year’s Eve. (Via Hoodline.)

More Future Bars news: gossip is rippling around that they are (potentially) opening a tiki bar adjacent to Rickhouse in the FiDi (it seems like it’s going to be an expanded area/tiki room in the current space). Stand by for more news from Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy on this soon—sounds like springtime will be targeted launch, but permitting has its own timing.

And Hoodline reports ~LUCKY 13~ has reopened its patio after being forced to close it a few months ago due to some licensing issues. Sorted! 2140 Market St. at 14th St., 415-487-1313.