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June 28, 2017

McTeague’s Saloon, located at 1237 Polk Street on the block running between Bush and Pine Streets, is a literary landmark of sorts, situated perpendicular to Frank Norris Street, a block-long alleyway running between the next block of Polk and Larkin Street and named f...

June 17, 2017

A long-time San Francisco institution, Pier 23 Cafe was already a popular spot for drinks and live music with a colorful history when current owner Flicka McGurrin and her former business partner Peggy Knickerbocker took it over in 1984.  Its notoriety soon increased,...

April 25, 2017

Having celebrated its centennial in 2007, Cafe du Nord is a San Francisco institution, a subterranean haven for food, drink, and music located in the historic Swedish American Hall on upper Market Street a block above Church Street, its principal focus having bounced b...

April 16, 2017

Now, common sense most likely, and any reputable camping guide certainly will tell you that a thirsty bear—never mind a hungry one—is something to be avoided when spending time in the great outdoors.  Ah, but here in the wilds of San Francisco the rules are quite a bit...

April 8, 2017

On San Francisco’s Embarcadero, opposite the foot of Bryant Street and adjacent to Pier 28 (the official address is Pier 28 1/2), there’s a little place that so completely embraces its status as a classic waterfront dive bar that it actually incorporates the word dive...

April 8, 2017

While many so-called dive bars in San Francisco of more recent vintage evolved in much the same way as pre-torn denim jeans, in other words because they’re trendy but not terribly authentic, Lucky 13 has been on the scene long enough to qualify as the real deal. Situat...

February 22, 2017

Just a quick walk from the heavily tourist-trafficked Embarcadero, in the nebulous zone where the Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach districts bump uglies, Sweetie’s Art Bar is that rarest of finds -- a neighborhood bar popular with locals in a neighborhood overwhelming...

December 9, 2016

In a choice spot at the corner of 17th and Castro Streets where the two meet Market Street in the neighborhood's major intersection, the Twin Peaks Tavern is hard for residents or visitors to the Castro district to miss.  Many do, however, preferring the livelier bars...

November 23, 2016

My interest in going to Toronado Pub was piqued when the first review I read mentioned the “extremely nude bartenders” (strangely it was a one-star review), until upon closer inspection I realized that I had misread the review, which actually referred to the extremely...

November 17, 2016

If you are a beer lover and are looking for a unique way to explore microbreweries in San Francisco, then look no further than an SF Brew Ride (SFBrewRide.com). The brew ride offers a sense of adventure and the opportunity to sightsee, all from the comfort of the back...

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