Awful news from North Beach's beloved Comstock Saloon this afternoon: around 2 pm, a car came barreling through the front window, injuring two of the bar's patrons. As the Chron reports, the driver was traveling southbound on Columbus Avenue when he lost control at Pacific Avenue and flew into the building, and also had an outstanding warrant for a marijuana charge. At the moment, there's no word on who the driver is or whether he was intoxicated, nor the status of the two patrons injured by the car, whose injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. Though the car apparently didn't do any structural damage to the building, it looks like Comstock's recently renovated side room has suffered badly, with the double doors completely destroyed and the car wedged inside the building. Co-owner Jonny Raglin says that the car "pretty much destroyed the bar area," and given its history (it dates to 1907), it will take some time to restore. For now, Comstock is closed to fix things up. We'll have more news on the injured diners and what this means for Comstock as the story develops.
BMW Crashes Into Comstock Saloon, Injuring Two
by Allie Pape