Buffalo Theory

It’s Got Buffalo Meatballs and 30 Beers on Tap

A Beer-Forward Bar on Polk with a Serious Thing for Cliff Clavin

By Lauren Sloss ·
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“... Regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”

What you just read was part of Cliff Clavin’s famous Cheers rant dubbed the Buffalo Theory.

“Buffalo Theory is also the name of a new beer-forward bar that’s now soft-open on Polk.”

And what you read that time was... just sort of a fact.

Take a look at it. You’ll notice a subtle library theme happening, from the vintage newspaper clippings on the walls to the leather sofas hugging the wall behind the bar, where you can settle in and raise a glass to Norm, the buffalo head above.

Or maybe hang out at the bar by the other mounted buffalo (which is made out of gears, for some reason) and chat with the cicerone-certified bar staff about the 30 draft beers listed on the classroom-style chalkboard and that include anything from Almanac’s Saison Dolores to Calicraft’s Oaktown Brown.

And—right. Poleng Lounge vet Tim Luym handles the menu, so expect plenty of beer-friendly dishes like buffalo meatballs and caramelized nuggets of pork belly served with grilled peaches.

Like they weren’t going to grill the peaches.

Lauren Sloss requires a climate that allows her to wear motorcycle boots daily. She likes her bourbon neat and her martinis dirty, and would like to be the lead singer of a punk rock band when she grows up.

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