Great news: after suffering a tragic fire last summer, word is out that a rebuilt THE RIPTIDE is currently holding some soft-opening nights! Even though the bar’s precious antiques and memorabilia were lost in the fire, it’s nice to see they found some new taxidermy to replace the previous caribou. Music will also be back (they received their entertainment permit for music seven nights a week). The cozy fireplace is still there to welcome everyone home. Unfortunately no one picks up the phone, but maybe more people will post on Facebook about nights they are open. Hours used to be Mon-Sat 4pm-2am and Sun 2pm-2am. 3639 Taraval St. at 47th Ave., 415-681-8433.
Mission classic dive bar DOC’S CLOCK was tragically losing its lease in July 2017 but great news: owner Carey Suckow will be moving the beloved bar into a nearby vacant space. Mission Local reports the new location is 2417 Mission Street, near 20th Street, and will reportedly have the same staff, bar, stools, and shuffleboard. Here’s hoping they are able to successfully move that incredible sign as well. The bar recently became a Legacy Business, which means they will have access to some funds to help out. 2575 Mission St. at 22nd St.