Do you guys remember Chino in the Mission? The neon-adorned, psychedelic Pan Asian food with tongue-in-cheek tea cocktails, boba slushies, and hot wings? We wrote about it here and for Eater.
Well, after it abruptly closed in January, that space...
... is now this space:
Night and day, right? The new place is still run by the Tacolicious owners, but the revamped concept is called Bar San Pancho, which resembles something like a fancy sports bar. Chino's bright colors and throwback 90s decor has taken a complete 180, brought down with black accent walls, big TVs playing sports, and a string of muscular guy bartenders who have chosen baseball caps and blue t-shirts over mustaches, suspenders, and button downs. They've swapped out the Pan Asian fare for rich plates of Mexican-style food served at tall tables.
The bar staff pounds out unfussy, easy-to-drink cocktails punctuated with punches of fresh fruit juices. For $12, you can also build your own drink; choose from a list of three fresh syrups (strawberry-rhubbarb + black pepper, meyer lemon + basil, or blood orange + ginger) and three venerable spirits (Del Maguey Vida mezcal, Leguas blanco, or Denizen white rum). Served with soda and ice.
Here's the cocktail menu:
Bar San Pancho