Mission & Valencia (1886 – Present)

Wha?  What are you doing here?  You should be off reading Burrito Justice, a blog that does actual RESEARCH.


This morning, B.J. did a bang-up job of outlining the past 123 years on Valencia/Mission, in honor of El Rio’s 31st birthday.  I suggest you take a look at this fantastic post, especially if you love San Francisco history (HELLO!  Remember how much you loved  Milk?).  Thanks to Burrito Justice for picking up our slack.

[Note: The bar in the image above is totally not El Rio.  What, I have time to comb through archives all of a sudden?]

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15 Comments on “Mission & Valencia (1886 – Present)”

  1. Jeff D. Says:

    i think i spy a handlebar moustache!

  2. friscolex Says:

    This bar may not be El Rio, but where is it? Looks like somewhere I’d like to saddle up and have a steam beer!

  3. Mission Mistaken Says:

    The all caps wasn’t meant in a snarky way. We all know that Kevin performs endless “research,” but I dare not classify it by type. Let’s just say its of a kind not unfamiliar to young city gentlemen of a certain age.

  4. Mission Mistaken Says:

    A veritable “Smutsonian Institution”

  5. Rhiannon Says:

    Totally looks like shotwells, actually. And their bar IS original to the building.

  6. Allain Jules Says:

    Hello San Francisco !

    I’m from Paris/France


    • friscolex Says:

      Alors, qu’est-ce que tu fous là alors ? :-P Non, mais sérieux, quoi… Dis-nous sinon tout le monde va penser que tu fais de la pub non-sollicitée qu’on a tendance à nommer “SPAM”.
      C’est juste pour dire… :-)

  7. johnny0 Says:

    Updated the article with the 1859 Coast Survey map.

    Looks like J.C. Bernal’s ranch (yeah, that Bernal) was right behind El Rio.

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