The clock is ticking for drinks at the current Doc's Clock: According to a Facebook post from the bar's ownership, it closes "around the end of May." Last year, it was originally reported that the legacy bar would be closing altogether. That wasn't so: Though a new owner of the bar's building at 2575 Mission Street didn't renew its lease, they have secured a new space at 2417 Mission Street, just a block down.
That means Doc's 60-year reign at its current digs is coming to an end, but they're building out a bar space within stumbling distance of the old one, and honestly, some sloshed regulars won't be able to tell the difference.
"We will be keeping the same staff with the same great beers and same great back bar," the bar staff assures customers. "Yes, Shuffle Board will be coming. Yes, pinball will be coming. Yes the old jukebox, bar top, bar stools, and everything else we can move, will be coming."
That said, Inside Scoop discovered that one important item from Doc's — its memorable sign — may not be making the move. The new owner of the soon-to-be former Doc's building tells the paper she'll merge the Doc's space with the adjacent storefront, which she also owns, and might want to keep the sign, which is obviously a point of contention.Google.