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Iconic SoMa Nightclub Temple Permanently ClosingIconic SoMa Nightclub Temple Permanently Closing
By - posted 4/12/2024
Bars, Goodbye, San Francisco

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for sharing the news that San Francisco’s legendary nightclub Temple, known for big-name DJs and epic (free!) tech parties, is closing its doors. The iconic 116,000-square-foot club nightclub, which opened in SoMa at 540 Howard Street in 2007, became one of the highest-grossing nightclubs in more...

Popular Gastropub "Monk's Kettle" Leaving SF After 16 YearsPopular Gastropub “Monk’s Kettle” Leaving SF After 16 Years
By - posted 4/12/2024
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Eat & Drink, Goodbye

Thanks to Eater SF for sharing the news that The Monk’s Kettle is saying goodbye to San Francisco and hello to Oakland. After more than 16 years, the popular craft beer gastropub will be moving its original location from 16th Street in the Mission to 5484 College Ave, Oakland in Rockridge. The more...

Iconic SF Queer Bar "Stud" Reopens April 20thIconic SF Queer Bar “Stud” Reopens April 20th
By - posted 3/28/2024
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, LGBTQ+, Reopening, San Francisco

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that San Francisco’s historic LGBTQ+ bar The Stud is reopening on April 20, 2024. The country’s only cooperatively owned LGBT bar had been in operation for 54 years, but sadly shut down in May of 2020. San Francisco’s oldest Gay Bar, dating back to 1966, more...

San Francisco's Cozy Winter Bars with FireplacesSan Francisco’s Cozy Winter Bars with Fireplaces
By - posted 1/2/2024
Bars, City Discoveries, Eat & Drink, 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 12/31/23 Cozy Bars with a Fireplace in San Francisco Park Chalet Golden Gate Park | The coastal beer garden at Park more...

Copper Spoon, One of Oakland Few Late-Night Restaurants, Closes DownCopper Spoon, One of Oakland Few Late-Night Restaurants, Closes Down
By - posted 10/31/2023
Bars, Bay Area Favorites, Goodbye, Sponsored, What's Closed / What's Open

One of the few great “after-shift: late night drink and dinner spots in Oakland is closing down for good after six years. A rarity among good restaurants in Oakland (and San Francisco, for that matter) Copper Spoon at 4031 Broadway, served food until 11pm on weekdays and until 12:30am on weekends more...

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...