Frisco Beat: A Pop in the Ha-Ra

Last month I mentioned that the staining on the woodwork in the Sam Spade apartment in 891 Post is just wrong — it looks very, very nice, but it’s wrong.

Although I was pretty casual about it, I did think about doing a little documentation when Bill Arney was still inhabiting the place — and in the thick of restoration.

The date was September 20, 2009.

Before heading in, camera sometimes flashing and sometimes not, it seemed appropriate to stop in The Ha-Ra Bar on Geary Street, about a block from my destination, for a pop. Make the mission kind of official.

Manning the stick was the legend that is Carl the Bartender.

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