You’re about to go to a magical place.
A place where ZZ Top plays constantly. Where tequila comingles peacefully with whiskey. Where the bars have
Yep: that magical place is Mid-Market.
More specifically: Rio Grande
, a new pop-up roadhouse from the Bon Vivants on Market Street,
opening Friday through... potentially a year or more from now.
If Clint Eastwood (circa Unforgiven
), Patrick Swayze (circa Road House
) and ZZ Top (circa
always) teamed up to open a bar, a) we’d love to sit in on the meetings, and b)
it’d be this place
On the walls: cowhides and ranchero blankets. The columns: tiled with gold mirrors. In the corner: Buck
. And on either side of the bar: two floor-to-ceiling poles. (We have no idea what those are
Typically, the music will be set to the ZZ Top Pandora station. (We’re imagining the algorithm is
something like “Legs” + beards ÷ awesome.) But every once in a while, you’ll also witness real live
bands of the twang/swagger variety.
If all this divey goodness makes you thirsty (spoiler alert: it will), you’ll have options. Tequila
flights. Shots of American whiskey. Canned beer. All fine, good and true. But you’ll also want to check
out the joint’s old-school fountain juice dispensers—serving up rotating drinks like the namesake
, a mix of a whiskey sour and a margarita.
Two great tastes that taste great together.
1108 Market St
(at 7th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110