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SF's Downtown French Art Bar Closing PartySF’s Downtown French Art Bar Closing Party
By - posted 7/1/2022
Bars, Goodbye, San Francisco, Sponsored

Bar Fluxus has been one of our favorite tucked-away bars in San Francisco. Accessed from a hidden alley with a fun parklet. As colorful as a box of crayons you’ll discover one of SF’s most vibrant and authentic French art bars with a craft cocktails, amazing French wine selection, murals and a rotating more...

Bars Open Until 4am? It Might Happen in SF and OaklandBars Open Until 4am? It Might Happen in SF and Oakland
By - posted 6/8/2022
Bars, Brand New, Oakland, San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that there’s another attempt to try to allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. in seven California cities (including San Francisco and Oakland) to try to help bars become more profitable. The legislation, introduced by California State Senator Scott Wiener, would extend open more...

"Pickin' On The Polk" SF's Free Bluegrass Music Festival (April 15-16)“Pickin’ On The Polk” SF’s Free Bluegrass Music Festival (April 15-16)
By - posted 4/4/2022
Bars, Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, San Francisco, Sponsored

Like a mini Hardly Strictly Bluegrass taking over an entire neighborhood, Pickin’ on the Polk is a brand new FREE Districtwide Bluegrass Show in the Discover Polk Community Benefit District – April 15th and 16th, 2022 and will temporarily transform Polk Street into a free, two-day bluegrass festival featuring renowned more...

Alameda's Rock Wall Wine Company Closing After 14 YearsAlameda’s Rock Wall Wine Company Closing After 14 Years
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bars, East Bay, Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the unfortunate news that Rock Wall Wine Company, located at 2301 Monarch St., Alameda, is shutting its doors on February 27, 2022. The East Bay women-led winery, founded in 2008, is located on the former Alameda naval air base and offers beautiful views of the Bay more...

SF's Magnolia Brewing Closing Dogpatch LocationSF’s Magnolia Brewing Closing Dogpatch Location
By - posted 2/15/2022
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the sad news that Magnolia Brewing is closing its Dogpatch location, located at 2505 3rd St, San Francisco. The Brewery took to Instagram to announce its departure. They cite COVID as a factor in their decision to close, plus Eater notes that they had been more...

SF's 49ers vs. Rams NFC Championship Watch Parties (2022)SF’s 49ers vs. Rams NFC Championship Watch Parties (2022)
By - posted 1/30/2022
Bars, Get Out: Events, San Francisco, Things to Do

The Niners are one win away from the Super Bowl… and the Rams stand in their way. Here’s our list of some of the best places in SF to watch all the action. Any place showing indoors will require proof of vaccine. 49ers vs. Rams Game Watch Parties Sunday, January 30, 2022 more...

SF Ends Vax Mandate for Indoor Dining (Sort of)SF Ends Vax Mandate for Indoor Dining (Sort of)
By - posted 1/28/2022
Bars, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, San Francisco

The new COVID health updates that were released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health on Thursday appear to give bars and restaurants to have more flexibility in deciding their own COVID rules. The new updates allow bars and restaurants to accept patrons for indoor dining who have a more...

San Francisco's Cozy Winter Bars with FireplacesSan Francisco’s Cozy Winter Bars with Fireplaces
By - posted 12/31/2021
Bars, City Discoveries, San Francisco

When the nights grow longer, sometimes you just want to cozy up with a drink by a roaring fire. Here are five great bars with fireplaces to warm up for winter. Updated 12/31/21 Cozy Bars with a Fireplace in San Francisco The Riptide Sunset District | Often described as one of San Francisco’s more...

Which SF Bars & Restaurants Now Require Booster ShotsWhich SF Bars & Restaurants Now Require Booster Shots
By - posted 12/21/2021
Bars, Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, San Francisco, Vaccines

With Omicron spreading faster, it was only a matter of time until bars and restaurants started requiring booster shots instead of just proof of vaccine for entry. So far as of 12/22/21 we’ve found only two restaurants with the booster requirement (Zuni Cafe and Cassava in SF) but it’s likely that more...

Almanac Opens Brand New 8,400 sqft Beer Garden (Sept. 25)Almanac Opens Brand New 8,400 sqft Beer Garden (Sept. 25)
By - posted 9/25/2021
Bars, Brand New, East Bay, Outdoor Dining

After months of prep and permits, Almanac on Alameda has transformed a formerly empty 8,400-square-foot grass lot across the street into Almanac’s very own backyard – Complete with a 1967 Airstream bar, shade structures, amplified music, a food truck, and outdoor games like cornhole and giant Jenga. Join us starting more...

New Chill 1,000 sqft Beer Lounge Opening on AlamedaNew Chill 1,000 sqft Beer Lounge Opening on Alameda
By - posted 9/9/2021
Bars, Brand New, East Bay, Eat & Drink

Almanac Lounge in Alameda is opening a brand new 1,000 square foot lounge on September 11, 2021.  The vibes are set, the pillows are fluffed, the electric fireplace is ablaze, all that’s missing is you. Join us this weekend for the official opening of the Almanac Lounge. It’s hard to believe, more...

UPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of VaccineUPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of Vaccine
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bars, Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

After the 300-member SF Bar Owners Alliance officially stated its position that a vaccine card (or negative COVID test within 72 hours) should be required for any patron wishing to dine inside on of their member establishments, many bars in San Francisco have confirmed they will be The recommendations apply only more...

Zeitgeist Shuts Down Drinking Indoors AgainZeitgeist Shuts Down Drinking Indoors Again
By - posted 8/6/2021
Bars, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco dive bar Zeitgeist recently announced that it’s shut down its indoor seating again which only fully opened a few weeks back on July 13. Could this be a sign of things to come for other bars? Thankfully, Zeitgeist has a big outdoor beer garden that remains opens. However, they announced more...

SF's "Boom Boom Room" is Back August 13thSF’s “Boom Boom Room” is Back August 13th
By - posted 8/5/2021
Bars, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s funkiest little music venue, opened by legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker, the Boom Boom Room on Fillmore and Geary finally reopens its doors after a year and half. The Grand Reopening show features Billy Iuso & Friends on August 13, with members from Radiators, Brides, Cleary Band, and Lesh. more...

300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bars, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

If you go out to drink indoors this weekend, you might want to bring a copy of your vaccine card. Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that on Monday the SF Bar Owners Alliance, which represents over 300 bars in San Francisco, has officially stated its position that a vaccine more...