Smokers welcome at this locals-only Mission drinker's den..
With no outside sign, this place stays lively through word of mouth. Aesthetically, it's a standard, dimly lit, bare-bones Mission dive. Thanks to the owner-operated status, it also eschews California's no-smoking laws. There's usually one bartender working, but service is swift and friendly. Besides barstools, there's a handful of tables for groups, as well as a bench for pool players waiting for a game (there's also pinball machines and video golf). The jukebox provides a wealth of eclectic selections, including Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen and the Pixies for the small groups often use Thieves as the final stop on their night of debauchery.