by Dwayne B. on
Rule #2 If something is in your name and you don't have it... CHANGE THE GOD DAMNED NAME! I was born and raised in "The City", so when I moved to Socal and found out there was a place named the San Francisco Saloon I was ECSTATIC! Then I went there... Decor was divey, which I dig. Wait staff was OK, which is to be expected in LA. Beers selection was alright, it's no Father's Office or Library. But the CROWN JEWEL of my first visit here was in it's name SAN FRANCISCO. I live in Santa Monica now and have a bunch of friends down here from up north. WE ARE A PROUD PEOPLE, homers if you will, and we yearn for an oasis in the clusterfuck that is LA! Specifically a place where we can watch our teams from back home play. In my first visit I wanted to see the Sharks first round playoff game... it's the SF Saloon, they'll have the correct cable package to make that a reality right, WRONG! "We only have Versus and they are only showing the east coast games right now," said the bartender, much to my dismay. Oh well, I'll just come here next week for the Giants game, it's alright. Their happy hour is respectable, so I gave it another chance. MIND YOU this place is called the SAN FRANCISCO Saloon... I came in early and asked for them to put on the SAN FRANCISCO Giants game, guess what? "We don't have the MLB package," said the waitress. I retorted with, "oh that's OK, just put on Comcast Bay Area, it'll be on there." The reply after a 15 minute wait/waitress discussion with the bartender, "we don't have that channel either." BUT YOUR NAME IS THE SAN FRANCISCO FUCKING SALOON!!!! I don't give a shit about the burgers you cornily name after cable cars or bridge pictures. If you have the name of a place that is technically the rival of the city you are located in, why wouldn't you pay for the one channel that would show that city's games? I have a slew of friends who would love to give them an exorbitant amount of money for food and beer in exchange for SHOWING OUR GOD DAMNED GAMES! If marketed correctly this place could be the main up north bastion of hope in this cesspool of angels... We could drink, eat, be heterosexually merry, while wear our homer hats & jerseys without fear of some douche-bag Doyer punk saying stupid shit like, "go back to fag town!" I get that you have to play the odds and cater to Angelinos, being located in Culver City or whatever, but when a place called the SAN FRANCISCO SALOON and has four TVs playing the Dodger game, IT'S SPORT SACRILEGE! Cough up the extra 50 bucks a month get the Bay Area package or just change the name to THE SALOON WITH THE CORNY BURGER NAMES AND A PICTURE OF A BRIDGE...
by Kellee Badruddin on
Upscale Mexican, Pricey but worth it! My friend visiting from Baltimore treated me to this great restaurant. I decided to try the fish tacos, which comes with a serving of rice and beans for the entire table. The rice, sprinkled with cilantro is tasty, and the black beans covered in queso were delicious. I wasn't impressed by their dessert menu, oh well, Cafe Intermezzo here I come! . Pros: Convenient, Excellent Customer Service . Cons: Pricey! . Overall user rating: Average