Change-up in the Castro: due to their lease not getting renewed, the ~METRO BAR~ chaps, Mario Enriquez and Richard Pearson, have taken over the divey Expansion Bar down Market Street and are renaming it Metro. (Not sure what the landlord of the Metro Bar space is going to do with the original space.) The new Metro will have a definite neighborhood vibe, with two pool tables, an online jukebox, and a laid-back attitude. The grand opening is slated for the end of October, but for now Metro regulars have been making their way down the street for a good pour (always a high point in my book about the Metro) and to see some friendly familiar faces. A big bonus: the new Metro is now in stumbling distance of the Pilsner, Amber, and the (now-tarnished) Transfer—is the Church Street Corridor the new Triangle?

2124 Market St.
Cross: Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94114


Daily 11am-2am