Jackalope

The Hunt Is On

A Humble Watering Hole with Beer and Duck Hunt

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No shame in winding down with a six-pack and some Nintendo...

... at Jackalope, a humble watering hole with retro video games, six-packs in coolers and an enormous jackalope bust. It’s soft-open on Polk now—here’s the slideshow and the menu.

Think of this place as the grown-up version of your middle school friend’s basement, with Duck Hunt being the main draw. Except there probably wasn’t a big duck-head mural on the wall back then, and now you can sub out the soda for shot-and-beer combos like the San Francisco Treat—it’s fernet with a California lager. You’ve come a long way. (And yeah, the Soda Popinski’s crew is behind this place.)

Come here with friends when you’ve got a wide-open afternoon to be filled only with the leisurely pursuit of mowing down 8-bit ducks (and not the dog). You’ll order a cooler of six-packs and bring it upstairs—that’s where the games will be set up, right next to the black banquettes overlooking the bar and the towering eight-foot jackalope bust above. Can’t miss it.

On the off chance you didn’t come for Nintendo, grab a table on the main floor near the bar and the Plinko.

Oh, you came for the Plinko.

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