IS KOZY KAR?
Kar is a bar of all things cool growing up in the 70's and early 80's. Custom vans, eight track players, CB radios, waterbeds, chain steering
shag, mirrored ceilings, van bar seats are just a few of the amenities.
Kar (website slightly NSFW) is an unabashedly,
endearingly trashy bar on Polk Street that mixes 70s car
culture with copious pages torn from vintage Playboy magazines
that seem to cover every surface of its interior–they're even
shellacked to the dance floor. Let its Lite Brite sign lure you in
to sip a PBR or one of their extra-strong drinks while sitting
on a waterbed covered in shag carpet (oh, and the walls are
covered in shag carpeting too). If you're rolling deep, get your
crew inside one of the booths that's really a hollowed-out
air-brushed van equipped with old CB radios. Needless to say,
there's a lot to look at."
HOURS OF OPERATION
We are closed on Monday
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard & reluctantly American Express.
The Kozy Kar is available for private events every day.
Please text Sam at 415-336-2340.
THINGS PEOPLE HAVE
SAID ABOUT KOZY KAR
Top Nine Bars of San Francisco 2011
San Francisco Travel
"Bars along Polk Street are plentiful, so how does a bar
stand out among the pack? By having stiff drinks, looped 70's
cartoons and movies, questionable photos plastered all along the
bar and 70's vans with chairs and waterbeds, Kozy Kar does just
that. It's a unique bar that you can only find in San Francisco."
7x7 Magazine Weird Art in Bars 2011
Weekly Best of San Francisco 2010
Best Place to Get Drunk on a Waterbed
"Theme bars aren't the most fail-safe entrepreneurial ventures, but
if you're going to
give one a try, covering your watering hole with titty shots is probably
a smart bet. It's a wonder, then, that no reputable S.F. taverns had taken this
approach until 2009,
when Kozy Kar opened on Polk Street. If Scooby and Shaggy joined forces
with Hugh Hefner to paint the town red, this is probably where they'd spend
most of the
night. The bar is decorated like the interior of a hotboxed 1970s pussy
wagon, with minibus-shaped booths, fully accessible waterbeds, and vintage porn pics
plastered over the dance floor. Throw in the Missile Control arcade game in the
corner, and you can see why Kozy Kar is a certain sensibility's approximation of
Everything That Was Important in 2009
Urban Daddy's Top Nine Bars of
"Some eras are worth reliving, especially if centerfolds and
waterbeds are involved. Kudos to Kozy Kar for unabashedly embracing the '70s and early '80s by
covering its floors and bars with vintage centerfolds, adding mirrored ceilings
and, of course, installing a custom 1983 GMC in the heart of it all for
Top Ten New Bars of 2009
"There's a reason there aren't too many theme bars in San
Francisco, a city which takes great pride in its ratio of seedy dives to square miles. Kozy Kar,
however, may have found the perfect combination--a pervy, '70s-inspired dive decked out to make
you feel like you're drinking inside a bona fide disco-swinger love van. With everything from
shag-carpeted walls and waterbed-booths to working CB radios and a real, live ’83 GMC van,
the commitment to reviving the best parts of Dazed and Confused is astounding. The theme
extends to the booze on offer, as well, with a full lineup of canned PBR, Schlitz, Olympia
and Hamm’s, and the kind of whiskeys that match a huge 'stache, an obsession with Led Zeppelin
and, yes, a souped-up '70s van with a unicorn mural and a teardrop window."
The Year In Eater
The Year's Nine Biggest Restaurant Stories
Far and away the most memorable Yelp feud involved Kozy Kar, which put a
funny photo of a complaining Yelper on its website. That, and the
comments thread that ensued, soon became the stuff of legend.
PICTURES OF KOZY KAR