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Golden Gate Park's "Golden Mile" Beer Garden Opens for 2023Golden Gate Park’s “Golden Mile” Beer Garden Opens for 2023
By - posted 5/27/2023
Bars, Only in San Francisco, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park’s beer garden is back! Starting Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-29, 2023) Pull together a few Adirondack chairs or grab one of the picnic tables and take a a breather from exploring “The Golden Mile” in Golden Gate park with a favorite adult (and non-adult) beverage. Kid and dog more...

SF Bar Named One of North America’s Top 50 BarsSF Bar Named One of North America’s Top 50 Bars
By - posted 5/12/2023
Bars, San Francisco

San Francisco bar, Pacific Cocktail Haven, has been recognized as one of North America’s top 50 bars in 2023 by 50Best. It is the only bar from the Bay Area to be included on this list, where it sits in the 28th position. This is the first time that Pacific Cocktail more...

415 Day: SF's City-Wide Pub Crawl (2023)415 Day: SF’s City-Wide Pub Crawl (2023)
By - posted 4/15/2023
Bars, San Francisco, Sponsored

It’s not just an area code, it’s San Francisco’s Birthday. That’s right, San Francisco turns 173 years old today. So were going to celebrate the only way we know how. Brand new for 2023, 415 Day: The Pub Crawl, brought to you by CrawlSF and Funcheap, is San Francisco’s most epic more...

SF's "Wooden Nickel" Dive Bar Has Shut DownSF’s “Wooden Nickel” Dive Bar Has Shut Down
By - posted 4/7/2023
Bars, Goodbye, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for sharing the sad news that The Wooden Nickel in the Mission has closed down permanently after 6+ years in business. In late December the city was hit with one of the largest storms ever recorded which resulted in a massive street flood and The Wooden Nickel more...

New SoMa Cocktail Bar "The Harlequin" Opening in June 2023New SoMa Cocktail Bar “The Harlequin” Opening in June 2023
By - posted 3/15/2023
Bars, Brand New, San Francisco

A brand new cocktail bar is coming to San Francisco‘s Yerba Buena neighborhood. Thanks to San Francisco Business Times for sharing the details that the team behind SoMa bars Alchemist Bar & Lounge and Woodbury and Members Only and Finders Keepers in Lower Nob Hill, are debuting a new bar called more...

SF's New Dreamy "Fantasy Forest" BarSF’s New Dreamy “Fantasy Forest” Bar
By - posted 2/22/2023
Bars, Brand New, Fun & Games, San Francisco

Check out San Francisco’s new “Fantasy Forest” that just opened on the second floor of Thriller Social Club located at 508 4th Street in SoMa. Immerse yourself in this magical forest, filled with mushrooms, butterflies, and lights. According to Andrew at andrewtourssf, it took the staff 5 days to transform the space more...

Unofficial Taylor Swift 'Bad Blood' Pop-Up Bar Comes to SFUnofficial Taylor Swift ‘Bad Blood’ Pop-Up Bar Comes to SF
By - posted 2/10/2023
Bars, Eat & Drink, San Francisco

Attention Swifties…there’s a new Taylor Swift pop-up bar in San Francisco. Thanks to SFist for sharing the news. But don’t expect Taylor to actually be there, otherwise you’ll be the one heartbroken. This is a completely unofficial and unauthorized event, but still sounds like a load of fun. The Bad Blood: a more...

Amsterdam-Style "Coffee Shops" to Become Legal in California?Amsterdam-Style “Coffee Shops” to Become Legal in California?
By - posted 2/9/2023
Bars, Brand New

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes may soon be able to come to California, thanks to a newly introduced bill in the Legislature. Introduced on Monday by Assembly Member Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, the bill would allow weed shops to serve food and coffee, and host live music more...

SF's 117-Year-Old Bar "Savoy Tivoli" Reopens After 4 YearsSF’s 117-Year-Old Bar “Savoy Tivoli” Reopens After 4 Years
By - posted 12/15/2022
Bars, Reopening, San Francisco, Sponsored

After a four year closure, the historic 117-year-old open-air bar, Savoy Tivoli of North Beach, will finally officially re-open on Thursday, Dec 15, 2022. In 2018, The Savoy was forced to close while the building that houses it underwent a city mandated earthquake retrofit. Prior to that, the Savoy had been more...

"SantaCon": SF's City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl is Back for 2022“SantaCon”: SF’s City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl is Back for 2022
By - posted 12/7/2022
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Fun & Games, San Francisco

“SantaCon” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Join the private SantaCon SF Facebook Group Get details on 2022 events at the public SantaCon SF Facebook group This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting more...

New Queer Bar Coming Soon to the MissionNew Queer Bar Coming Soon to the Mission
By - posted 12/1/2022
Bars, LGBTQ+, San Francisco

Thanks to the San Francisco Standard for sharing the news that a brand new queer bar is coming to the Mission. Mother Bar, which describes itself as “a little womxn and femme-centered queer bar” will be opening in mid-January at 16th and Valencia streets. Although the bar has not officially announced its more...

SF's 117-year-old Bar "Savoy Tivoli" Finally Set to ReopenSF’s 117-year-old Bar “Savoy Tivoli” Finally Set to Reopen
By - posted 11/15/2022
Bars, Eat & Drink, Local Icons, Reopening, San Francisco

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the news that North Beach’s historic restaurant, Savoy Tivoli, which opened in 1906 at 1434 Grant Avenue, is finally reopening. Originally closed for a seismic retrofit, followed by the pandemic, the 117-year old bar and restaurant is set to reopen its doors pending approval from more...

Bay Area's First Hi-Fi Vinyl Listening Bar is in OaklandBay Area’s First Hi-Fi Vinyl Listening Bar is in Oakland
By - posted 10/25/2022
Bars, Oakland

Thanks to CBS News for sharing about Bar Shiru, the Bay Area’s first vinyl lounge. Inspired by some of Tokyo’s incredible hi-fi bars and motivated by the lack of a comparable offering in the Bay Area, Oakland couple, Daniel Gahr and Shirin Raza, set out to open Bar Shiru, the Bay more...

Fire Destroys Mission District's "Double Play" Sports BarFire Destroys Mission District’s “Double Play” Sports Bar
By - posted 9/25/2022
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Causes, Fire Updates

A popular sports bar in San Francisco’s Mission District was heavily damaged in a fire Saturday, September 24, 2022. The Double Play Bar and Grill, a longstanding bar located at 16th and Bryant streets steeped in baseball history with its proximity to the former site of the old Seals Stadium, burned more...

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...