It’s a thing to behold.
When you’ve just about given up hope, slowly, surely, the tides turn.
Losers become winners. The downtrodden become uptrodden. Missing out on the Facebook IPO turns out to be the
best financial decision of your entire lifetime.
Also: bars come back to life...
Meet Hi Lo Club
, a smart new dive bar from the Koko Cocktails crew, now soft-open in Polk
You remember the Koko Cocktails guys. They served you smart cocktails at their low-key spot on Geary for
years. Well, after being pushed out of their digs last summer, they up and took their game to Polk
Which means this long,
narrow watering hole
may feel familiar—specifically, the old bar rail, taken from the original
Koko’s. The whole thing has the feel of an old apothecary, like an old-timey Woolworth’s. Booths crafted
out of cable-car benches. Formica tabletops. An antique tin ceiling from a building in New York.
You’ll come here after work for a bourbon-spiked Buster Brown, or to wind down after a long night out with
a Modelo Fully Loaded
(a can of Modelo rimmed in salt and cayenne pepper, with a twist of lime).
Also, we should mention there’s a gin/fernet number called the Hanky Panky.
Hey, inspiration comes wherever you find it.
Hi Lo Club
1423 Polk St
(between California and Pine)
San Francisco, CA 94109