Longtime Upper Haight watering hole Murio's Trophy Room (1811 Haight Street) closed last fall after some new owners came on board, and with the new year comes a new and shiny Murio's. Gone are the Christmas lights and tacked-up caricatures, and in their place are some fresh surfaces, a brand new pool table, and some Moroccan-style light fixtures. Some will be comforted to find the old jukebox is still there, but this is definitely a new bar for a new era, and not likely to feel as comfortably kitschy for hip kids hoping to slum it. Below, a before-and-after comparison.
They should probably take it out of the "Dive Bars" category on Yelp now, right?
See our full slideshow of the newly remodeled interior.