Not that we have any right to complain (it's been over five years since we last blacked out at this fine music venue), but Polk Street rock 'n' roll/hustler staple Kimo's (1351 Polk) is on the market, and its future doesn't look good.

According to reports, "The 34-year-old club, which has hosted shows by the likes of Metallica, as well as countless local bands, is in the process of being sold. And the current owners of Kimo's expect that it won't remain a home for live local music in the hands of its new owners, who will likely take possession in January."

Co-owner Tony Malson goes on to point out, "my gut feeling is that they're going to make it into a cocktail lounge."

Sad. We sure hope it doesn't turn into yet another Lush Lounge, littered with horrible people on Friday and Saturday nights. OK, fine. Lush Lounge is a great bar. It is. It's simply too crowded on weekends with people who need a good lashing. Anyway, fingers crossed for Kimo's.

[SF Weekly]