A month or so ago, Pop's ditched their amazing 90s-era television for a flat screen. That was sacrilegious, but I was willing to deal with it because it's the only bar in the Mission you can drink Jager unironically. But this? No more awesome posters. No more Burt Reynolds. No more vintage Bud Light boxes. No NOTHING. Just a bunch of ugly ass, plain, graffiti-free red walls. Rumor even has it that TRINA is leaving the jukebox.
Pop's is one of my favorite bars in the world because they proudly display who has been 86ed from the joint:
- Jesse was booted for repeatedly starting fights and throwing pint glasses in guy's faces.
- Another bro for exposing his genitals to “yuppies” and pissing in the corner behind the pinball machine.
- Another girl for throwing a pint glass through the front window.
Pop's is one of the only bars in the Mission where you can get molested for not looking cool. Pop's is one of the only bars in the Mission where the women are more likely to hurt you then the bros. Pop's is one of the only bars in the Mission with slam-dunk competitions.
Has Pop's peaked? Is this an end of an era? Will Pop's lameout and start hosting art shows in favor of shitty posters?
Don't go anywhere, Pop's. We loved you the way it was.
P.S. - Get rid of the Valley Girl soundtrack. Fuck that garbage.