1. Carl Nolte's column mentions Jim Jarvis who apparently recorded much information about bars in SF. He didn't provide a title, but mention that his brother said it weighed 50lbs. Perhaps check the SF Public Library to see if they have a copy.
2. As a trademark issue, perhaps "The New Terry's Lodge" would work. Most of the lifetime customers of old "Terry's Lodge" have probably moved on in one manner or another.
3. It is a bar that I grew up knowing about, but now I don't know what I know about it. So, perhaps it was their good service of keeping the glasses filled that sparked their popularity.