Daly’s Dive could become new progressive hangout

San Francisco’s progressive politicians could find a new haunt in which to hatch plans for world domination.

Termed out supervisor Chris Daly is taking over Buck Tavern on Market Street opposite Zuni Café, which he plans to turn into a bar and grill. It might be named Daly’s Dive.

“Folks in the community can aggregate and build around a pub like that,” said Daly, who has represented the surrounding South of Market and Upper Market neighborhood at City Hall for a decade.

Daly has earned fame and infamy as a passionate, hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, unapologetic, contrary, often-powerful lawmaker.

He said running a bar-and-grill seemed like a sensible next step for a termed out, retired politician of Irish descent.

“It’ll be that place where you can hopefully see decision makers and shoot the [expletive] with them. We’ll probably swear and have a good drink and a decent bite to eat,” he said.

A meeting to discuss the plans with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is set for Sept. 29, according to Daly.

“I’ll continue operating it, at least for a little while, as a tavern out of respect for the existing community,” he said.

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