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Tuesdays: 10 Fun Things to Do in SF

Tuesdays are alive and well in SF with free comedy, free yoga, trivia, taco nights, Jet Blue deals, $5 movies and more.
By - posted 10/18/2011 No Comment

Take some time off on your Tuesday to take part in everything from yoga in Grace Cathedral to watching a $5 double feature from the comfort of your car, because whether you’re in the mood for taco trios, trivia or tequila shots, Funcheap will help you find something to liven up your mundane midweek nights.

Funcheap’s Guide to Tuesdays
Ten+  free and cheap things to do each Tuesday in San Francisco.

Got a great tip for something fun and cheap to do each Tuesday? Leave us a comment below! We’ll pick the best tips to add to our list.

– Also see our Guide to Mondays

Happy Hours & Drink Specials

Tequila Terror Tuesdays
Every Tuesday
Tame those trembles with some $6 tequila and Tecate at Bender’s Bar & Grill’s Tequila Terror Tuesdays, and feel free to scream with a shot in hand as they show both contemporary and classic horror favorites for free on the big screen.

Bender’s Bar & Grill (806 South Van Ness Ave., SF) | 10p | FREE

KOR Karaoke Night
Every Tuesday
Drink up to get through yet another rendition of “Dancing Queen” at KOR Karaoke’s free Tuesday night 21+ karaoke parties, which features over16,000 songs and drink specials all night, including $4 draft beers, $5 wells and $5 margaritas.

Cat Club (1190 Folsom St., SF) | 9p | FREE

Park Chalet Taco Tuesday
Every Tuesday
Enjoy live music with a quesadilla and a little ale at the Park Chalet’s Taco Tuesday from 4 p.m. till close, and take advantage of tasty $2.50 tacos, nachos and an outdoor taco bar, as well as $3 pints and two-for-one margaritas.

Park Chalet (1000 Great Highway, SF) | 4-9p | $2.50

Taco Tuesdays: $1 Tacos
Every Tuesday
Take on some more tacos at the Blue Light, which offers $1 tacos, $2 Coronas & Red Stripes and $3 house margaritas, so munch on some carnitas while sipping a Corona at this Cow Hollow bar with one cheap Taco Tuesday.

The Blue Light (1979 Union Street, SF) | 4p-2a | $1

Curry Without Worry: Free Naplese Food
Every Tuesday
Rain or shine, Curry Without Worry will always be stationed at Civic Center serving free Nepalese meals  (like Nine Bean Sprouted Bean Soup, vegetable curry and Tomato and Timmur Chutney) to drum beats and singing every Tuesday.

Civic Center, SF | 5:30p | Free but donations accepted

Farmers’ Market Food Wise Booth
Every Tuesday
Meet market chef Sarah Henkin every Tuesday at CUESA’s Food Wise booth at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market to pick up some tips, tricks and tasty samples made with fresh produce.

Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market (1 Ferry Building, SF) | 12:30p | FREE

The Ambassador $2 Tuesday
Every Tuesday
Take advantage of the Ambassador’s $2 Tuesdays where beer, bites, mixed drinks and shots are all $2. So make a reservation by calling 415.563.8192, and enjoy tater tots and tequila shots while DJ Karlo spins all night.

The Ambassador (673 Geary St., SF) | 6p-2a | $2

Live Music

$2 “Two”sday Boogaloo with “Steppin”
Every Tuesday
Bump along to old school boogaloo at the Madrone Art Bar’s weekly $2 “Two”sday Boogaloo bash. Music from Bay Area band Oscar Myers Steppin’ starts at 9:30 p.m. to provide the soundtrack for a special night of soul jazz complete with a $2 cover, $2 Tecate and $4 Jameson.

Madrone Art Bar (500 Divisadero St., SF) | 9:30p-2a | $2

Hot Dogs & Asteroids
First Tuesday of the Month
Chow down on free hot dogs, watch vintage skate flicks and shimmy to DJ Eric Shea and his lady Juliette’s bubbleglam tunes at the Casanova Lounge’s monthly Hot Dogs & Asteroids night, and get down with some decks and dogs.

Casanova Lounge (527 Valencia St., SF) | 9p | FREE

Pub Quizzes

Edinburgh Castle Pub Quiz
Every Tuesday
Win some cash for knowing things like state capitals and chemistry symbols at the Edinburgh Castle Pub’s “Legendary Castle Quiz.” Notorious for being one of the toughest quizzes in the city, join quizmaster Carl Gibbs for seven rounds of questions covering both special subjects and general knowledge.

Edinburgh Castle Pub (950 Geary St., SF) | 8:30p | FREE

Pyramid Alehouse Pub Quiz
Every Tuesday
Try some beer, test yourself and take home some prizes from Pyramid Alehouse’s weekly Pub Quiz. So bring some friends or fly solo to prove your smarts with puzzling questions and a few of Pyramid’s pints.

Pyramid Alehouse (901 Gilman St., Berkeley) | 7:15p | FREE

Martin Mack’s Pub Quiz
Every Tuesday
Dine on some dinner while answering some difficult questions and ordering drink specials at Martin Mack’s weekly six-round pub quiz, where you can order from both the large selection of beers and an eclectic menu with everything from black pudding to wood-fired pizza.

Martin Mack’s (1568 Haight St., SF) | 8:30p | FREE

Monaghan’s Bar Pub Quiz
Every Tuesday
Enjoy some free popcorn while answering questions about planets, pop culture and more at Monaghan’s Tuesday night pub quiz, where you can kick back with some Stoli or other drink specials at this Marina District sports bar and local happy hour favorite.

Monaghan’s Bar (3242 Pierce St., SF) | 8p | FREE

Ben & Nick’s Trivia Night
Every Tuesday
Visit this well-established watering hole filled with both UC Berkeley professors and students for their tough, Tuesday night trivia quiz that makes for a great opportunity to catch up with friends while knocking back a few pints.

Ben & Nick’s Bar & Grill (5612 College Ave., Berkeley) | 8:30p | FREE

Joxer Daly’s Pub Quiz
Every Tuesday
Win another glass of whiskey at Joxer Daly’s weekly pub quiz, which starts every week at 8:30 p.m. So take advantage of the free jukebox and wide selection of beers while answering baffling questions, at this dive that’ll reward you with a free round for winning.

Joxer Daly’s (46 W. Portal Ave., SF) | 8:30p | FREE

Elixir Quiz Night
Every Tuesday
Join host and comedian Sal Calanni for six rounds of trivia at Elixir’s quiz night and have the chance to win gift cards good for their discounted $8 Zaya cocktails and $5 pints of Fuller’s London Pride or some Elixir swag.

Elixir (3200 16th St., SF) | 9p | FREE

Movie Nights

$5 Movie Day
Every Tuesday
Paying $10 or more to go to the movies busting your entertainment budget? Then take advantage of the $5 movie deal (which is good all day,  not just for matinees) on Tuesdays at the Oakland’s Regal Jack London Square and Emeryville’s UA Emery Bay Stadium 10, and watch brand new releases of the best (or worst) Hollywood has to offer at half-price.

Regal Jack London Square (100 Washington St., Oakland) | All Day | $5
UA Emery Bay Stadium 10 (6330 Christie Ave., Emeryville) | All Day | $5

$5 Drive-In Movie Night – East Bay & South Bay
Every Tuesday
Forget spending a fortune at the movies, because every Tuesday is Family Fun Night at all West Wind Drive-In movie theaters. Adults pay $4.95 while children ages 5-11 are only $1 (under 5 is free) for all of their double-features, so stuff everyone in the station wagon for this great, big-screen steal and spend that extra $5.50 on popcorn with free refills instead.

West Wind Solano 2 Drive-In (1611 Solano Way, Concord) | $4.95
West Wind Capitol 6 Drive-In (3630 Hillcap Ave., San Jose) | $4.95

Comedy Shows

Danny Dechi & Friends Comedy Showcase
Every Tuesday
Laugh along and listen to the world’s only pencil musician at a free showcase of local comedic chops. Hosted by comedian Danny Dechi, who’s claim to fame is his ability to play any tune by tapping a No. 2 pencil on his cheek, this weekly performance with a variety of guests is bound to be filled with jokes, jingles and jams.

The Rockit Room (406 Clement St., SF) | 7:30p | FREE

Half + Half in the Loin
Every Tuesday
Stop by this showcase of local comedic talent and open mic night at the 50 Mason Social House filled with live music, laughs and liquor. Hear the latest material from regulars like Joe Gorman and Death Ray Astray, and then get a few giggles out of trying it yourself.

50 Mason Social House (50 Mason St., SF) | 9p | FREE

Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays
Every Tuesday
See sassy stand-up comedian Ronn Vigh with a new special guest every week at Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays, a LGBT-friendly show with a one-item minimum purchase, so grab a gimlet and prepare to get stitches in your side from the punch lines at this Castro comedic staple.

Harvey’s (500 Castro St., SF) | 9p | FREE*
*One-item minimum purchase required.

Sporty Steals

Sports Basement Fun Run
Every Tuesday
Looking for some fun in the form of an evening run? Then join the Sports Basement for their all-levels Fun Run, which meets in the store’s community area at 6:30 p.m. Headlights and reflective gear are recommended during the winter season for this 3-to-6-mile run, which is always followed by drinks, snacks and a social hour with the other runners.

Sports Basement, Presidio (610 Old Mason St., SF) | 6:30p | FREE

Yoga on the Labyrinth
Every Tuesday
Work your core with a cat or crane pose at an all-levels hatha yoga session on Grace Cathedral’s  indoor labrinyth with live musical guests. Just make sure to bring your own yoga mat and a small donation to keep these weekly sessions going on, so that everyone can continue to enjoy this calming class in one of San Francisco’s most beautiful churches.

Grace Cathedral (1100 California Street, SF) | 6:15p | FREE*
*Donations accepted

Free Row Boating Night
Every Tuesday
Socialize and splash around at the Embarcadero Rowing Club’s free recreational rows in the Bay, which use 26-foot long whaleboats made for 10 people. So arrive early to ensure your spot, so that you can make a bunch of new friends while working on your stroke.

Docks next to The Ramp Restaurant (Illinois St. & Mariposa St., SF) | 6:45p | FREE*
*Free to row for the first month, afterward you may be asked to pay dues.

Travel Deals

Jet Blue Cheeps
Every Tuesday
Follow @JetBlueCheeps for fantastic deals on airfares around the country for quick clickers on Tuesdays starting at 7am Pacific Time. Not every week features flights from SFO, but they often do. They also occasionally do random-day-of-week cheeps, so follow their twitter feed to book a last-minute flight anywhere from Las Vegas to LaGuardia.

@JetBlueCheeps | 7a-3p