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24 Fun & Free Things to Do Every Monday in SF

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Mondays can be a drag, but they don’t have to be. Give yourself something to look forward at the start of the week from free comedy to free bagels, there’s something for everyone to kick start the week.

Please note, events are subject to change, especially recurring events which may be cancelled temporarily or permanently. Please check with the venue before attending to make sure it’s still taking place. This guide was last updated 11/29/17. 

Foodie Deals

$1 Oyster Happy Hour “Stirred, Shaken & Shucked”
Every Monday starting at 4 pm
Novela | 662 Mission Street, SF (SoMa)
$1 while supplies last (usually around 7 or 8 pm)

Novela celebrates Happy Hour with $1 premium oysters served with housemade mignonettes, plus bottles of wine are 20 percent off.

Free Bagel Mondays
Every Monday starting around 8 am
La Victoria Bakery | 24th St. & Alabama St., SF (The Mission)
FREE while supplies last

Tasty and fresh, free handmade bagels are available to the public beginning around 8 am until they run out.

Free S’more Mondays
Every Monday from 5-9 pm
Spark Social | 601 Mission Bay Blvd., SF (Mission Bay)

Complimentary S’mores are dished out every Monday from 5-9 pm. Toasty marshmallow meets creamy chocolate and buttery graham crackers in this ooey, gooey treat to roast around the fire pits.

$5 Burger Nights
Mondays from 4 pm until close
Bar San Pancho | 3198 16th St., SF (The Mission)
$5 for burgers

Every Monday, get the “Bar San Pancho Tortaguesa” for only $5. It’s like the lovechild of a torta and a hamburger, made with a hamburger patty, plus ham, queso and all the fixings on a classic torta roll.

50¢ Wings
Every Monday from 5-11 pm
The Boardroom | 1609 Powell St., SF (North Beach)
50¢ wings

Every Monday, get your grub on with 50¢ wings. There are typically 6 flavors to chose from with a few fresh flavors each week. Arrive early; wings are only available until they sell out.

Free Workouts

Free Monday Morning Workout: Cardio & Strength
Every Monday at 6:30 am
Fort Mason Green | 2 Marina Blvd., SF (Fort Mason)

November Project San Francisco meets in Fort Mason for a combination of cardio and strength exercises that are sure to leave you stronger than the day before.

Fun & Games

Popcorn Poker Monday
Every Monday at 8 pm
The New Parkway | 474 24th St., Oakland (Oakland)

Compete for prizes in this game that’s part movie trivia game show, part social tour de force.

Monday Night Trivia
Most Mondays at 9 pm
Blackthorn Tavern | 2247 Market St., SF (Inner Sunset)

Every Monday night at 9 pm, join in for several rounds of general knowledge, picture & music rounds. Arrive early for happy hour until 7 pm with free pool and $1 off most drafts and wells.

Krazy for Karaoke Monday Night
Every Monday starting at 9 pm
The Knockout | 3223 Mission St., SF (Bernal Heights)

Sing your heart out every Monday at this fun, eclectic deep Mission bar.

Asiento Trivia Night
Mondays at 8:30 pm
Asiento | 2730 21st St. at Bryant, SF (The Mission)

Play Brainstormer pub trivia at this Mission bar with tasty tapas and full bar.

Nickies Brainstormer Trivia Night
Mondays at 8:30 pm
Nickies | 466 Haight St., SF (Lower Haight)

Eamon hosts this Brainstormer pub quiz with six rounds of trivia including picture and music rounds.

Happy Hours & Drink Specials

Ass-End Happy Hour
Every Monday night from 11 pm to 2 am
Benders | 806 S. Van Ness Ave., SF (The Mission)
No Cover

Enjoy a late night happy hour when Benders rolls back their drink prices to Happy Hour levels: $4 well drinks and $1 off draught beers.

All-Day Happy Hour
Every Monday from 5 pm ’til close
Raven Bar & Lounge | 1151 Folsom St, SF (SoMa)
No Cover

Every Monday, Raven Bar has an all day happy hour with premium well drinks for $7, draft beer for $6, wine by the glass for $7, and specialty craft cocktails are $3 off their regular price.

Lectures & Workshops

Circuit Hacking Monday
Every Monday at 7 pm
Noisebridge | 2169 Mission St., SF (The Mission)
FREE but supply kits have a fee

Learn to solder and learn to make cool things with electronics at Noisebridge’s weekly Circuit Hacking Mondays.

Live Music / DJ Nights

Bluegrass Mondays
Every Monday night – start times vary
Amnesia | 853 Valencia St., SF (The Mission)

This Mission dive hosts free bluegrass bands every Monday night. Typically there’s a bluegrass open jam from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, so bring your instruments and join the string pickin’ party.

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam
Odd Mondays (1st, 3rd, and 5th) from 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Revolution Cafe | 3248 22nd Street, SF (The Mission)
FREE but donations of $5 and up suggested

Featuring local and visiting musicians in a unique chamber jam format, musicians get a chance to perform in a casual environment and audiences get to hear chamber music in a relaxed setting.

“Motown on Mondays” DJ Night
Every Monday from 6 pm to 2 am
Madrone Art Bar | 500 Divisadero St. at Fell, SF (NoPa)
FREE before 9 pm; $3 after

Dance the night away with hosts DJ Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante and resident DJs spinning originals, exclusive remixes, and your favorite Motown songs.

Free Admission

Japanese Tea Garden Free Admission
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 am
Japanese Tea Garden | 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., SF (Golden Gate Park)
FREE entry before 10 am

In the middle of Golden Gate Park, explore the oldest Japanese Tea Garden in the United States, normally, $6 for SF residents (and $9 for non-residents).

Open Mic

The Riptide’s Open Mic Mondays
Every Monday starting at 8:30 pm
The Riptide | 3639 Taraval St., SF (Outer Sunset)

Hit the stage for The Riptide’s Open Mic every Monday; signups begin at 8:30 pm. Show up early for some liquid courage with $7 Margaritas from 4-9 pm.

Open Mic Monday at a Movie Theater
Every 1st and 3rd Monday at 9 pm
The New Parkway | 474 24th St., Oakland (Oakland)

All forms of expression are welcome: music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or dance. Come out and bring your skills or just enjoy the brave performers. Sign up starts at 8:45 pm; show starts at 9 pm.

Walking Tours

SF City Guides: Fisherman’s Wharf: A Hidden History
Most Mondays and Fridays at 11 am
Ghirardelli Square | Meet by the Mermaid Fountain in the main courtyard (Fisherman’s Wharf)
FREE but donations appreciated

Experience the hidden treasures that most visitors miss. Go behind the scenes to learn about the bay, ships, swimmers, and fishing history of this vital part of San Francisco.

SF City Guides: Chinatown
Most Mondays at 10 am and 1:30 pm
Portsmouth Square Park | Meet in front of Parking Garage Elevators (Chinatown)
FREE but donations appreciated

Explore local alleys and walk among sites of temples and tongs, and shops of joss, dim sum, and herbs; learn some colorful history and stories from the oldest Chinatown in the US.


The Secret Show
Every Monday at 9 pm
The Swingin’ Door | 106 E 25th Ave., San Mateo (San Mateo)

Kevin Wong hosts a free weekly comedy night at The Swinging’ Door in San Mateo featuring comedians who have appeared at the Punch Line, Cobb’s, San Jose Improv, and Tommy T’s.

“Long Weekend” Monday Night Comedy
Every Monday at 7:30 pm
Ivy Room | 860 San Pablo Ave., Albany (Albany)

Every Monday night, start your week with some laughs at this free weekly comedy show featuring the best comics of the Bay.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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