San Francisco's Bar/cultural phenomenon/t-shirt slogan the Gold Dust Lounge shed some more light on their forthcoming Fisherman's Wharf location yesterday. Not only will the bar be incredibly long, but one of those stools will be Herb Caen's, which was cleaned and brought over from the old location. Now that their liquor license transfer has been approved by the board of supervisors, SFWeekly reports they'll start pouring drinks on New Year's Eve.
Like Herb Caen's barstool, the old painted canvas ceiling is also getting cleaned and installed in the bar's new home. "The new place will be as close to the original as possible in terms of decor," a rep told Grubstreet. Construction literally just started today, so they've barely got two months to get all those miles of red carpet installed and build the shrine to bygone San Francisco.
While former patrons eagerly await December 31st, local singer/songer and Kitsch Bar Rights Activist Catherine Hill followed up her smash hit "Save the Gold Dust Lounge" with a new single "Where the Gold Dust Shines." The Weekly calls it, "a new, more uplifting song about the beloved watering hole" and we think it just perfectly sums up the whole Gold Dust vibe:
Previously: Gold Dust Lounge Reveals New Location Will Look Like A Bar