Woody Zips

Now, most of my friends know I'm not a sports bar kind of girl at all. But when I heard about the "deconstructed" corn dogs at ~WOODY ZIPS~ in North Beach, I decided I just might have to break my usual "no sports bars" rule and head on over. They offer three kinds of meat on a stick, like spicy habanero chicken, lamb, or beef, which is then dipped in corn batter and fried up, three for $8. The guys running the show, Keith Wilson and Luke Gallagher, named the joint after their dads' nicknames (cute—I thought it was some quarterback I knew nothing about, surprise). This is their first venture—they were previously in software sales. The space, formerly Shannon's, was massively gutted and is reportedly a touch upscale, with flat-screen TVs, actual art on the walls, good cocktails, a nice selection of beer on tap, and bar food with a twist, like tequila and lime chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries, and a black and bleu salad (seared hangar steak and bleu cheese), courtesy of chef Jack Correia.

Woody Zips
1609 Powell St.
Cross: Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94133


Mon-Fri 4pm-2am
Sat-Sun 10am-2am