The signage at Soda Popinski’s. Photo from Facebook.
As previously mentioned on tablehopper, the former ~GOLD STAR BAR~ on Polk has been taken over by Duncan Ley and Benjamin Bleiman of Bullitt, Tonic, Lightning, and Mayhem. Grub Street has the news that the new spot, ~SODA POPINSKI’S~, is now open. The name apparently comes from a Russian character in Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Accordingly, you can play video games there for free, or just get a drink if that’s not your thing. 1548 California St. at Polk, 415-857-1548.