Is there anything at all in the world that’s better than $4 Tecate and lots and lots of adorable dogs? If your answer is a resounding “of course not,” then you’ll be happy to hear that Tacolicious, the San Francisco–based chain with three locations across the Bay Area, is introducing Barklet Happy Hour, a weekly occasion that offers just that. It’s a celebration of two things that got many of us through the pandemic — parklets and our dogs — as well as the fact that the Marina restaurant parklet is now permanent. “We already have so many customers who order carne asada (hold the seasoning) for their dogs, so we thought why not?” writes Tacolicious Director of Marketing + Branding Sara Deseran via email. “It’s something fun, COVID safe, outdoors and community driven.”
The weekly dog-friendly and -centric event kicks off Wednesday, October 6 and runs from at 3 to 6 p.m. The restaurant’s standard happy hour menu for humans includes a tequila, tecate, and taco combo ($13) and holy trinity dip sampler of guacamole, chile con queso, refried beans ($9). And in addition, there’s also a new menu for the four-legged customers, starring unseasoned sweet potato and chicken ($6), unseasoned ground beef ($6), and “churro” chews ($2 each). Bowls of water come complimentary. If all goes well and all participants are well behaved, Barklet Happy Hour will be rolled out at all locations soon.
In the meantime, there’s a little bit of bright news at the Tacolicious Valencia location; Mosto, the agave bar next door to the restaurant, is finally reopening. The storefront has been one of a handful of dark spots on the strip of Valencia between 18th and 19th street, including Fort Point, which is still closed, and Dandelion Chocolate, which is still doing takeout only. The decor has gotten a little refresh including new wallpaper, banquettes, and a shimmery disco ball, and there’s a new menu with classics including al pastor off the trompo, red snapper ceviche, and hamburguesa with Oaxaca cheese and rajas. Check out of the full menu here.