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A Walking Tour of Some of My Favorite Mission Bars

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This post was made possible by the fine people at Gloql. We’ll be making dope Bay Area experiences with them all summer.

Benders Bar & Grill, Mission District San Francisco.  Image: John Storey/SF Chronicle

You come to because you love and appreciate our take on the city. You know that we know San Francisco better than anyone else and we’ve got insider knowledge on all the best shit to do, see, eat, and drink. We’re bad motherfuckers like that.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have one of our expert broke-asses in your pocket at any given moment to give you a personal tour of our favorite spots? Well Gloql is the FREE local guide, that lives on your phone, it’s the easiest way to explore the non-touristy, dope side, of a city.

Gloql notes on Benders: A rock & roll dive bar w/ good greasy food, pool, and music sometimes.  You go to Benders to make bad decisions with good people – Broke-Ass Stuart.

Gloql is a mobile-only app that lets locals make their own walking or driving tours of their city. It syncs up with google and apple maps and automatically gives you walking/driving/or public transit directions between stops. Plus if you’re a lazy fucker you can order a Lyft right from inside the app, it automatically plugs in your location and destination into Lyft and orders a pick-up, it’s crazy easy.

Super easy to follow Stuart’s Favorite Mission Bar tour

So in honor of Gloql’s awesomeness I’ve put together a little walking/stumbling tour of some of my favorite Mission bars, and our writers will be making awesome, hyper local, city tours all summer too!

My favorite Mission bar tour starts at the Wooden Nickel and ends at Mission Bar, but to find out the rest of the stops you’ll have to download the app.  There are lots of fun tours and experiences on the app created by Bay Area locals, everything from the East Bay Ice cream Crawl to an Irish Bar Crawl in the Inner Richmond, from the best Brunch Spots in the SOMA to the Best Street Art Alleys in the Mission.

So get Gloql on your phone and check out my walking tour. It’s like having me in your pocket…in a non-kindnappy way!

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.