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Think Outside the Bun

Erika Milvy | Posted 02.12.2017 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Back in the day, when the Mission was just the Mission and not the hippest place on Earth, there was a Taco Bell at the triangle where Valencia butts ...

San Francisco's Happy Hours: A Traveler's Guide

WHERE | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel

San Francisco is well-known for its culinary tradition, but locals also have a hard time saying "no" to a well-crafted cocktail ... especially when drinks are discounted. Here are 10 bars that put the "happy" in happy hour.

These Are The 33 Best Dive Bars In America

Thrillist | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

Sometimes you want to sit in the dark, watching people playing video poker. Or see a fight.

HOORAY: New Bill Would Keep Bars Open Past Two A.M.

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.13.2013 | San Francisco

We've all been there. Saturday night, a few verses into an epic rendition of "Hey Jealousy" at the Mint karaoke lounge. It's dark, you're a round ...

Iconic SF Landmark Officially Saved

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.01.2013 | San Francisco

San Franciscans are very protective of their beloved watering holes. If someone tries to close a bar that's been around long enough to serve Anchor St...

Budget Friendly Bars in San Francisco

Party Earth | Posted 01.26.2013 | San Francisco
Party Earth

From the hip Mission district to the Castro, here are a few of the best places to booze on the cheap in the city.

American Sparkling Cider Cocktails

Food & Wine | Posted 12.23.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

With lightly sweet flavors and a soft fizziness, hard sparkling ciders from American craft producers are a fantastic fall alternative to sparkling wine or soda water in cocktails.

Best Dive Bars Across America

Party Earth | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Party Earth

You don't have to be down on your luck or completely broke to appreciate a good dive bar. Whether you're drawn in by the dirt cheap beer, greasy eats, eclectic clientele or jukebox jams, every city has a dive bar for you. The trick to finding the right one is to weed out the seamy cesspools from the best-kept secrets.

Best U.S. Bars on a Budget

Party Earth | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Party Earth

If you do enough research you could potentially save a ton of money staking out the best happy hours and drink specials in your city. So quit bugging your friends to spot you this time around, and find the best bars on a budget in your area.

The Most Famous Irish Pubs in the US

Party Earth | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
Party Earth

So no matter what part of the country you live in, or wherever you're visiting, you can rest assured a frothy pint and a basket of fish & chips will be waiting in an Irish pub near you.

Five Best Dog Friendly Bars in San Francisco

Party Earth | Posted 08.21.2012 | San Francisco
Party Earth

For dog owners, a guilt-free night on the town without the dog can be hard to come by. Luckily, the dog-friendly bar solves this problem, and there may be more of these bars in San Francisco than anywhere else. Here are five of the best places.

Robin Wilkey

FINALLY: San Francisco To Get A Gay Sports Bar | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.18.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco will get its first gay sports bar this fall--an addition that we frankly cannot believe did not exist before. Following in the foots...

Putting the 'Pub' Back in Republican: Where to Take Your Conservative Friends for a Drink in San Francisco

Party Earth | Posted 08.07.2012 | San Francisco
Party Earth

There are times when we all can forgo the confines of the handful of beliefs that separate us, and gather as one for that truly unifying practice of slinging back a few too many cocktails.

PHOTOS: Gotye Shows Up At SF Trivia Night, Gets Every Question Right

| Ian S. Port | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us by Ian S. Port courtesy of SF Weekly's All Shook Down. Yes, rock stars are real people who exist in the same world as the ...

Robin Wilkey

Are The Tides Finally Turning For SF Nightlife? | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.08.2012 | San Francisco

It's been a rough couple of years for San Francisco nightlife. In 2009, popular SoMa nightclub DNA Lounge was nearly shuttered for "running a diso...

Friday Friends: The New Good Old Days

Christopher Caen | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

If there is one thing we San Franciscans love talking about, it's those hallowed days of yore. It makes me wonder: Did those people back then think they were in the good old days?

Friday Father: San Francisco at a Crossroads

Christopher Caen | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

What does it mean to be a native San Franciscan? Such an easy question, and yet I was unable to get my arms around it.

PHOTOS: The Plan To Save The Gold Dust Lounge That Just Might Work

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.03.2012 | San Francisco

Last month, nostalgic locals were outraged after the owner of the Gold Dust Lounge -- a San Francisco institution since 1933 -- was served with an une...

Friday Followers: Mayor Lee Needs to Take the Lead

Christopher Caen | Posted 03.28.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Having fun yet Mister Mayor? Somewhere along the line, you must have realized that there is no grace period for this job. And worse, that there is no place to hide.

Is San Francisco Becoming San FranciscoWorld?

Christopher Caen | Posted 03.21.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

The Gold Dust Lounge is one of the venerable old watering holes downtown, which used to be littered with them. Now, like many other cities, downtown is turning into a glorified mall, and the saloon is being forced out for yet another clothing store.

The Roaring Twenties: A Love Letter to Polk Street

Stefanie Lee | Posted 02.26.2012 | San Francisco
Stefanie Lee

On Polk Street, no one's on the front lines of a subculture war. Polk Street has no "code," dress or otherwise. There is no one way to act, no one bar to crowd, no one scene to be seen at. No one San Francisco subculture dominates.

50 Best Bars In America

Food & Wine | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Food & Wine

From a lounge in a renovated Las Vegas wedding chapel to a 19th-century-style saloon, America's best bars celebrate the handmade, the historical and the locally sourced.

IN THE SPIRIT: A Holiday Cocktail For Everyone In Town

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.07.2012 | San Francisco

The holidays are here and we're ready to eat, drink and be merry. And whether you're looking to spread holiday cheer or just cheers the end of another...

PHOTOS: San Francisco Outdrinks The Nation In Best Bars In America

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

As Anthony Bourdain said, San Francisco is a "two-fisted drinking town." And now the rest of the nation knows it, too. This month, Food and Wine re...

PHOTOS: Three Local Bars Crowned Best In The World

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.07.2012 | San Francisco

Finding the 50 best bars in the world: it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Fortunately, San Francisco's own Camper English took on the t...