Jay'n Bee Club
|Like a moth to a flame..|
|Tecate, on tap. F'reals.|
[Editor's note: people, enough with the dumb flash splash pages. Give me the menu, the hours, the address and the fricken phone number and if you have online reservations, they had better garshdratted work!] [Other Editor's Note: And don't make me download a PDF, you bastards!]
The Jay'n Bee Club is nestled in what used to be the edge of the vast wasteland of warehouses and industrial space in the eastern part of the Mission along Potrero. The area is now larded with luxury condominiums.The bar serves good bar food, on the cheaper end of the spectrum, but the Jay'n Bee Club is a largely unknown treasure outside of the neighborhood.
Haute cuisine it is not, nor would it ever pretend to be. The Jay'n Bee Club is decidedly blue-collar despite being surrounded by million dollar condos. When my friend first discovered the bar sometime back around 2005 the small kitchen, dubbed "Marta's Kitchen", was cranking out some of the better Mexican platas in the Mission (the most scrumptious and rib sticking were the enchiladas). Marta has since moved on to open her own restaurant (which this intrepid reviewer will be reviewing soon, I imagine), and since nature (and the ABC) abhors a vacuum the Jay'n Bee Club has welcomed a group of skilled pizza spinners into their tiny space.
|Garlic and clam sauce, great for dates!|
The pizza is thin crust and uses a relatively wet dough, yielding a crunchy, chewy pie. The whole bar smells of wonderful, sweet, concentrated tomato sauce love. Sandwiches and salads are also available. Beware of the "Atomic" pizza, which replaces the tomato sauce with a chile paste - this is the stuff of dares and drunken heroism; moreover, we expect the Travel Channel to send some chump to eat the whole thing in one sitting any day now (please don't).
|Big bar, tiny tiny kitchen!|
You won't be hearing none of that skinny-jeans wearing stuff any time soon at the Jay'n Bee, because the bartenders have good taste.
Motown. Beer. Pizza. If there is a God, this is how She intended things to be. The natural order.
Come on down for a pie soon.
Jay'n Bee Club
2736 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110