A little more than a year after being awarded the official title of historic landmark by the City of San Francisco, Sam Jordan’s is once more making headlines.

Tucked away on Third and Galvez, right up the street from The San Francisco Shipyard, the small bar has been a local outpost for community gatherings, family celebrations and political campaigns for over half a century.

Opened in 1959 by Texas-born Sam Jordan, the namesake bar has served generations of San Franciscans and – according to Jordan’s children — it has no intention of stopping any time soon.

Just last week, Rhys Alvarado of the S.F. Examiner took a stroll down Third Street to find out just what makes a local bar into a neighborhood gem.

You can read more from Rhys Alvarado RIGHT HERE.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Christian, special to the S.F. Examiner.