What's Up With the Old El Mexicano Bar on 24th?

Reader and amateur iPhone photographer Rob writes:

Sorry for the crappy photo, but it looks like things are really coming along at the former bar El Mexicano on 24th between Folsom/Treat. They've got new glazing in that cool horseshoe shaped window out front and I noticed before the paper went up that the interior was looking sharp. One of the workers I talked to there a while back confirmed that it was to be a bar and “comfort food” place, but any more details out there?

We haven't heard anything about it, anyone else know what's up?

(Thanks Rob!)

Comments (4)

Wouldn’t it be great if they just named the bar Gentrification.

That’s early 2000’s naming convention. More like Gentrification & Ginger.

I don’t know a ton of details, but one of the owners is a friend of a friend. So I can at least confirm that it will be a bar and that it will also have food, I believe of the so-called gastro-pub variety. And they do seem to have done a good job of converting the space. Since this will soon be the closest bar to my house, beating the phone booth by a few steps, I expect to frequent it.

Also, I think they are not too far from opening. Maybe only a month or so.

My guess is because it has large table seating and plenty of it, so it’s a good spot for things like birthday parties and reunions, which tend to encourage douchebaggery. My guess is that if you saw the same people individually at a smaller, more low-key bar, you wouldn’t think they were assholes.