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Storied: San Francisco

Jul 25, 2019

Specs is special. In a city with a history of providing safe harbor (literally and figuratively) to so many over the years, the bar encompasses the spirit of San Francisco perfectly.

In this podcast, Elly Simmons, whose parents Specs and Sonia opened the bar in 1968, talks about the documentary movie she's making about the place, its history, and her folks. If you love Specs and want its history documented for future generations, please consider donating to Elly's fundraiser for the film. Go to the Last Call: The Specs Film website and donate at whatever level you're able to.

If you missed Part 1 of this episode, go back to hear Elly talk about how her parents met and her own childhood in San Francisco.

Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather