Pizza Parlor Transforms Into Pop-Up Bar with Homemade Snacks and Really Cheap Drinks

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Debbie Horn is probably the coolest woman we have never met.

Two months ago, she convinced her friend and owner of Escape From New York Pizza on Bush Street to transform his pizza parlor to a nighttime pop-up bar, called After Hours Bar.

Horn constructed a bar around the counter of the pizza place and started a batch of homemade sangria to serve to her group of friends.

Guests started calling it King Kong Bar in honor of the restaurant's decor, which features a gorilla hanging over a massive skyscraper. Horn stands beneath it while mixing her "really cheap" drinks ($3 to $4 wells). A few weeks after opening, Horn accepted the inevitable, and started calling it King Kong Bar, too.

Now at 6 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Escape From
New York's new happy hour ends ($2.50 draft beers), and the King Kong
Bar opens. "This inter-exchange of business is like a pecking bird on an
elephant's back," said Horn.

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King Kong Bar
Homemade Italian potatoes

What used to feed Horn's dinner party guests is now served as the
King Kong Bar's homemade snacks: bruschetta, spicy wings, Italian
potatoes, and spinach-artichoke dip with chips. Guests find something new at King Kong Bar every night. It has hosted karaoke, poetry readings, art showings, and bands, all booked through Horn's friends or word of mouth.

Some upcoming events: On Saturday, Feb. 18, King Kong Bar is offering a DIY Drink
Marker's Workshop, hosted by Horn's friend, Amelia Strader. From 7 to 9 p.m., guests will learn how to make drink markers that double as coasters. All materials are provided for free.

For more information on the workshop, go here. Visit King Kong Bar on Facebook.

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Payton_vege

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Private Schools in New York

Pizza is know worldwide, people are getting used to it including me of course :) Breakfast for a pizza + 1 cup of coffee is my ultimate combo day by day, I just loved pizza. Your pizza is simply delicious. Love it!

Haizel

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Heathrow Airport Taxi

 Pizza is not really bad for you because it has grain,cheese and tomato sauce. these are normal healthy things but depends what kind of pizza it is. I like Pizza Fulham

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Mrdodgy
Mrdodgy

Somewhat surprising that someone who works for the SF Weekly imagines that it's OK or legal to steal a photograph from Facebook without asking for permission, offering payment, and then posting it with a photo credit that was proofread by a blind baboon. Photographs are copyright unless explicitly declared otherwise.

Neil MotteramDodgy rock'n'roll photographyhttp://mrdodgy.com

Booo
Booo

....................oh i forgot to add douchebag that adds a link to him pseudo rock n roll photo web site for free advertising 

Booo
Booo

the article is about a pop up bar , if u have an issue with the photo credit , you should email the editor directly . douchebag

Erin Browner
Erin Browner

Due to an editor's error, the offending photo got labeled as approved for use on our end. We regret the error. 

Stu Coltrell
Stu Coltrell

Every Thursday night at 7 is an awesome trivia night! We give away prizes and booze to people who do well! 

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