2013 was an ugly year for the city's leftover crop of crummy bars, with dives like Jack's, Pop's, The Attic, and Nitecap either closing or poised for makeovers. But there are still plenty of solid spots left in the city to score $2 bottles and cheap bags of chips hanging from the wall, and the new video series, Dirty Old Bar, is here to celebrate those working-class stalwarts holding on.
Yesterday they released their morning look at Clooney's, interviewing everyone from the bartender, Isaac Fitzgerald, and even the bar's owner on the family history of the joint (although the owner didn't bring up how the entire bar was once moved across the Mission). Turns out Clooney's is one of the last multi-generational family bars left in the city. Who knew?
(And if you want more from Dirty Old Bar, their trip to The Brown Jug Saloon is worth a watch:)