Best Dive Bar San Francisco 2006 - Eagle's Drift In Lounge
Readers' Choice: Zeitgeist
Located a block away from South Park, this little jewel of a bar is a dive in the truest sense: It's free of hipsters slumming it for a night, it's dingy, it's got a truly diverse jukebox (which carries tunes that seem like an afterthought, ranging from Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" to Whitney Houston's "My Name Is Not Susan"), and it serves extraordinarily cheap drinks. Rarely will you find the Eagle's Drift In packed with an unfriendly crowd. The chatty regulars hold court at the bar, with few patrons ever taking advantage of the dart boards or pool table in the back. Sure, it's not in the most convenient area, but if you can make it to 330 Ritch or 715 Harrison (both notorious for their more and more drunk and disorderly 18-and-over crowds), you can make it to the Eagle's Drift In for a quieter time.