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Friday, September 19, 2014

Looking Is The Only Action Esta Noche Is Getting These Days

Posted By on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 3:15 PM

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After the sad shuttering of Esta Noche earlier this year, the noted 16th street gay bar is making a bit of a comeback — but only in the lightly fictionalized, prime cable version of San Francisco. On Thursday night, crews from HBO's Looking, who are back in town shooting season 2 until November, were at work outside the bar.

While we didn't see any famous butts occupying the director's chairs in front of Pancho Villa Taqueria. We did get a passing peek into the bar, which now appears to be an empty shell of its former self.

The bar, you'll remember, had a few cameos as Richie's workplace in season one. This setup might also be related to the breakout scene for that "Pupusa Cart Lady" role the show's casting coordinators were looking for a few months back: The cart outside of Panchita's #2 has become something of a late night staple on the block and everyone is already over burritos anyway.

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