Don’t let the dingy hole in the wall look fool you, Bender’s is a beloved Mission neighborhood dive bar, eatery, watering hole, and social club. Every inch of the place is covered with vintage signs, license plates, photos, and who knows what else. The bar is huge, as is the line of beers on tap. The tables are made of old doors and you can spend hours at the pool table or pinball machine. The old jukebox is loaded with punk and heavy metal, normally blasting day and night. There is also a back patio, an extension of the indoor design scheme. The food is delicious pub grub made of sustainably raised meat, line-caught fish, and local and organic vegetables. You can indulge in barbecue burgers, fried pickles, or fried Oreos and your dog will get a treat specially prepared in-house just for pooches.
806 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, Phone: 415-824-1800
Photo: Bender's Bar & Grill
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