Best Place for a 'Whis-Skee' Mixer - 2009
Buckshot Restaurant, Bar, and Gameroom
San Francisco, CA 94118
Sick of slick pseudopimps, overdressed suburban moneyslingers, and other wannabe players? The Buckshot appeals to a different breed of player — those for whom the "game" doesn't involve throwing Benjamins at makeup-slathered skanks, but throwing some rounds of Skee-Ball instead. If it were a racetrack gambler, this ultracasual (read: picnic tables and taxidermy as indoor decor) Inner Richmond bar would put its money on the longshot horse. The Buckshot serves up cheap drinks, the music skews toward gutter rock 'n' roll, and the entertainment is strictly old-school: pool, shuffleboard, retro video-arcade bleepers, and the aforementioned Skee-Ball. We hope this signals the start of a new trend. Less bottle service and more midway gaming just might be the first pebble in a sling to bring down gentrification's rampaging Goliath.