Went to a Giants game one evening (and watched them get utterly trounced) then decided to take the long way home. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned, the waterfront from China Basin to Bayview is one of my favorite stretches of San Francisco as its rich with the kind of history that’s still sitting there breaking down into rubble. Tangible history’s my favorite. I’d been wanting to climb around in Carmen’s for a while and with everyone busying themselves with ballpark traffic further down the stream it seemed like as good a time as any.
Not much left inside but the bar and a lot of charred trash.
Continued our ride past the ginners at Distillery 209 and around through the myriad of gates and ships.
Stopped off a bar in Dogpatch for a bit of liquid courage before more nocturnal explorations. Normal enough bar upstairs, but when we ventured to the basement-like cave downstairs we found it fitted out with a wall of airplane window panels complete with a blinking light running behind them so it looked like you were flying through fog. Totally weird and grungy and kind of awesome.
Back out in the night we spent another hour sizing up our target, but to no avail, the place is a fortress. A chink in the armor may have been spotted, so cross those fingers we’ll have better luck next time.
Anyone have a grappling hook? I may not even be kidding.