The Sea Star
San Francisco-Outer San Francisco
May 11, 2018
The Sea Star is a Dogpatch dive bar that’s changed hands (and names, it was the Goat for a while) a lot over the years. But this is a bar with some history behind it; there’s been a bar on this spot for over a century and its latest revamp has seen the character-rich old space reworked by the people behind Southern Brewing Co. They’ve brought in a cocktail program, craft beer and cool music. They can make a classic Manhattan but they haven’t changed the vibe of the place to much and you can still pick up a cheap beer and a stiff shot if that’s what you’re in the mood for. The décor’s been given the once over too and there are now flock wallpaper, pressed tin ceilings and brass chandeliers dotted about the place, though they’ll still bring out the flat screens when a big game is on. There’s a pool table and a juke box too making it a good place for chilling and hanging out with friends, but with the added bonus of some superior cocktails and a selection of quality local craft brews on tap.