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15-Year-Old Bar Blur Will Black Out for Good on Polk Street

It’s closing on January 12


After 15 years that passed in a flash, popular Polk Street haunt Blur will black out forever on January 12. It’s sad news for fans of the bar’s two-for-one happy hour specials — and bad news in general for the Polk Street debauchery district, which is down another mainstay after the sudden closure of bar and venue Hemlock Tavern in October.

Blur, led by owner Ron Kirkpatrick, said goodbye to customers in a message on Facebook. “After 15 years of love, heartaches, headaches and debauchery, Blur is closing. From the early years of sushi (sushi in the Tenderloin?) and underground djs to BBQ from Bitters and 2for1 Happy Hours, it’s been an unforgettable journey.” Other Blur highlights might include a 2017 luau party that featured a floor covered in real sand, while lowlights might be said to feature the bar’s yearly Santacon accommodations.

Eater SF has reached out to Kirkpatrick and the bar for further details on the closure.

For now, patrons are invited to party through the Blur’s final days with Blurry Mojitos, espresso martinis, and more of the bar’s signature cocktails. The venue will be open now through January 12.

“Looking forward to saying hello to any last minute new friends and saying cheers to all the those that made Blur what it has been over the years,” Kirkpatrick and the Blur staff write.


1121 Polk Street, , CA 94109 (415) 567-1711 Visit Website