We didn’t see it coming either, the favorite Mission haunt sneakily opened up it’s own intimate bar inside the small liquor store and it’s VERY popular.
Once a divey spot known for great music and stiff drinks, visitors may not have realized there was a second Royal Cuckoo: The bar expanded from its Bernal flats / southern Mission roots to add the Royal Cuckoo Market on 19th Street just off Mission Street in 2014. And now, a wee little bar has spawned inside, Horsie’s Saloon, which was first spotted by local blogger Capp Street Crap and picked up today by Eater.
The market itself has been stocking aesthetically pleasing items from breads, to cheeses, and libations that you can’t find just anywhere else. But owner Paul Miller applied for a liquor license, unsure he’d be granted one in his unusual circumstance. And boom, his wish was granted and the bar came together under the darkness of the hole in the wall market last month. He’s created a list of cocktails that run from $6 to $10 dollars and include concoctions like “Horsies Mary,” a bloody Mary that includes two shots of the digestif Underburg. YUM.
There’s a grand opening scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday November 2. Why not stop by and wish the bar all the best. Honestly, it deserves it.
// 3202 Mission St, Mission, royalcuckoo.com