The Black Horse London Pub
The Black Horse is an exceedingly tiny pub; I heard a rumor that it is the smallest in the Western world, with the exception of one pub in London. The amazing thing is how the owner managed to condense everything I love about bars into such a teeny spot.
The only thing The Black Horse is missing is a hard liquor license, but they have a great selection of European and local beers stocked in a vintage bathtub behind the narrow bar. There is also one tap connected to a very cute mini-keg. With such a tight space, everyone in the bar can’t help but meet the other patrons, which is part of the magic of the place. I went there alone for an after work drink and within ten minutes had five new friends and within an hour had entered into friendly arguments with each one of them. Even the water closet is munchkin sized as evidenced by the following sign:
I honestly think that The Black Horse is one of the most fantastic bars I have ever had the joy of experiencing. I feel nothing I write could quite do it justice. It’s a drinking experience unrivaled by any others.
The Black Horse London Pub1514 Union St (at Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94123