Booze

18 Aug 2017

Rocket Dog Rescue Fundraiser to feature Emmylou Harris

Rocket Dog Rescue is holding a huge fundraiser called the Bummer’s Ball at the SF Armory on Thursday, October 5th. How huge? They’re having Emmylou Harris perform! And ahem, I’m be MC-ing the event too. For those unfamiliar, Rocket Dog Rescue is a “San Francisco Bay Area dog rescue organization run by

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14 Aug 2017

Bow Bow Cocktail Lounge: Where Getting Weird was Invented

This originally appeared ing my Weeknighter column for 7×7.  There’s an incredible song that Johnny Cash recorded on the first of his American Recordings albums called “The Beast in Me.” The first stanza goes: The beast in me Is caged by frail and fragile bars Restless by day And by

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08 Aug 2017

The Prettiest Shops in the Bay

All shops were not created equal.  Sure, there are shops that have what you need, shops that are cool, shops that are historic…but what about mercantile meccas that make your heart feel good? If you don’t like shopping, first of all: you’re wrong. You love shopping. You love worshiping at the

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01 Aug 2017

The New Oakland Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore Oakland than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing, you get 22 beers at 22 bars for $30. It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. How does the Oakland Beer Passport work? I’m glad you asked.

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19 Jul 2017

The Strangest Places to Get Free Wine

Guest post by Benjamin Steele I tumbled down a rabbit hole. Dentists are serving wine now. I have mixed feelings. I mean, that’s a pretty strong reason for me not to hate going to the dentist’s any more. But should I be worried about people putting sharp and various whirring

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19 Jul 2017

The 500 Club is the Definition of What a Dive Bar Should Be

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM This originally appeared in my Weeknighter column for 7×7. It beckons you. Through neon lights and an illuminated martini glass, it calls your name. With cheap booze and rambling conversation, it pulls you in. Like

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05 Jul 2017

A Summer Bday Party for People with Crappy Winter Birthdays

Brought to you by Broke-Ass Stuart, Smoked Out Soul, Peroni & So Good Photobooth. Let’s face it: if your birthday is between November 23rd and January 3rd, it always sucks. Or at the very least is incredibly disappointing. Every year your birthday is competing with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, and

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