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It’s Always Summer at Summer Place Cocktail Lounge

If you are ever searching for the perfect place to grab a drink on a mid-summer night’s eve – Summer Place Cocktail Lounge is the place to go. Not that there is anything summery about the joint – it has a fireplace, pasty patrons that you can barely see through the cloud of smoke and it is extremely dark inside. The good thing is that there is a jukebox that has pretty much every song you ever knew on it. There is an awesome woman bartender who pours a stiff drink and plays some kind of video game behind the bar. She is constantly chain smoking as well. I’m not exactly sure what the law says, but for some reason you are allowed to smoke at Summer Place because it was opened before a certain year so that the normal smoking laws don’t apply. Anyways – stop in for a cheap drink, a breath of stale air and some interesting conversation.


Summer Place Cocktail Lounge
801  Bush St. (at Mason)
[Nob Hill]

photo by yelper Tovah S.



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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.