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Fly: Affordable and Fun for Bar Flies


I guess it’s pretty obvious why people who frequent bars a lot are called “bar flies,” but I always get this image in my head of all these big, horse flies swarming around and getting stuck in a puddle of warm beer. They try to move about and escape, but the alcohol always seems to win. That’s one good thing about Fly Bar & Restaurant on Divisidero. Cold beer, a comfortable crowd and cheap bar food.

Happy Hour is the best time to stop by Fly. They’ve got $6 pizzas and $3 drafts from 3:30-6:30 p.m. everyday. The atmosphere is cozy and they have cool mosaics up on the walls. It’s dark and there’s a pool table. The waitresses are cute. They play decent music. The pizzas are greasy and good, and the salads are big. Food is served until 11 p.m.

I can definitely see why bar flies might get sucked in here.  Once again, it is a bar in SF that doesn’t serve hard liquor. But they make it up by making some bomb sake cocktails and sangria. Fly Bar & Restaurant is even becoming a chain now. There’s another one close to Polk St. and they just opened one all the way out in Florida. Keep it cool, and check out the original on Divis.


Fly Bar & Restaurant
Hours: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. (except Monday they open at 5 p.m.)
Happy Hour: 3:30 -6:30 p.m everyday
720 Divisidero St. (at Fulton)

photo by yelper: David B. 



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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.