Inside the building on 22nd and South Van Ness Streets that used to be a mortuary, Urban Putt now offers a San-Francisco themed minigolf course complete with earthquake-shaken houses, a Dia de los Muertos corner, a boiler room and “underwater” corner, and piano-playing robots. There’s also a bar and an upstairs restaurant, which help sustain the business.
Owner Steve Fox tells a little bit of the putt-putt palace’s history in this video, though there’s plenty of creative features you don’t see, like the emitter in the boiler room that makes the small space actually smell like a boiler room, and a tiny holographic person who lives in the walls.
Intrigued? The birthday bash continues into its second and final day today, with free popcorn, half-priced drinks, $1 ice cream cones, and other perks.