Against its will, Zeke’s Diamond Bar in SoMA will close its doors for the last time this Saturday, October 10. Partner Eileen Chen told Hoodline that the lease accidentally expired after her business partner unexpectedly died before renewing it. When Chen learned of the mistake, the landlord told her it was too late and chose a new tenant who offered to upgrade the bar’s ceilings and floors. Chen plans to take a vacation before potentially finding a new home for the beloved sports dive that has been a home to neighborhood Giants, Packers and Kentucky Wildcats fans for 23 years.
The city is turning into a dive bar graveyard.