So, is this the best jukebox in all of Bernal Heights? You’ll find this one inside the 3300 Club on Mission at 29th, and according to Emily Savage of the SF Weekly, it rocks the hardest:
3300 Club is the best kind of dive. It’s dark, comforting, and full of regulars who get smacked down a peg by the sassy bartender when they get too mouthy. The homemade artwork on the walls is as eclectic as the music on the jukebox. The club’s classic juke has a delightful mix of Chet Baker, the Kinks, the Specials, and Frank Sinatra. The traditional choices are there in full force — Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones — along with some interesting new choices like Mumford & Sons and Duffy. There are even oddball options like Fishbone, and, of course, perfect whiskey-drinking companions like Tom Waits.
The club has a wonderful array of choices, records to fit your every mood, and just enough charm to keep you seated squarely on your stool at the bar, cold drink in hand.
The jukeboxes at Nap’s 3 and El Rio also get kudos, but frankly, I fear the judges may have overlooked the *coolest* jukebox(es) in the Dominion of Bernalwood: The old-skool tableside units found inside the mildly-scary Silver Crest Diner on Bayshore. I doubt that the 45s at Silver Crest have been changed since 1971, but that’s just part of the charm: