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A Week of Partying to Support Those Affected by the North Beach Fire

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The GoFundMe page is right here for this who can’t make it to North Beach this week.

North Beach might be my favorite neighborhood. Part of this is because many of SF best bars up are up there. But I also really love it because it actually feels like a neighborhood. Most of the people who live in North Beach all know each other and look out for each other, which makes sense considering how strongly the community is coming out to support the folks affected by the fire that happened on St. Patricks Day. Off the top of my head I know the following places were destroyed but there might be more: Coit Liquor, Rogue Ales Public House, Tuk-Tuk Thai Cafe, Ferry Plaza Seafood.

Starting this Sunday, April 15th and going until Saturday, April 21st, restaurants and bars all over North Beach are doing daily events where the proceeds will go to the people who lost their jobs when their place of employment burned down.  Here’s the flyer Laura Thompson from Columbus Cafe made:

On top of the money from from the events there will also be raffle tickets sold all over North Beach with really amazing prizes that you can win. The money from the raffle will also be donated to the folks who lost their jobs. Some of the prizes are:

  • VIP North Beach night out- a meal for 2 at North Beach Restaurant and tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon
  • A portrait tattoo from the amazing Mez Love at Tattoo Boogaloo
  • A one of a kind handbag from Al’s Attire
  • Con Brio VIP tickets
  • Signed Jeremy Fish originals
  • plus gift certificates to all of North Beach’s finest Restaurants like Sodini’s, Park Tavern, Soto Mare, Firenze by Night, Original Joe’s, Tony’s Pizza and more!

Check out the list of events below and please make sure to get out there and support! You get to do a good deed while having fun!

Northstar Cafe
Fresh Pizza all day from our North Beach staples:
Sierra Nevada specials!

‘Doors Open’
(1707 Powell St.)
The Doors Open event will run for 90 days
Featuring select items from restaurants closed due to the fire
100% of the profits going to those affected by the fire.
For more information please visit:

Belle Cora and Tony Nik’s
Donation will be made from all Rogue beers purchased in both locations,
throughout Phoenix Week

Columbus Cafe (Downstairs VIP Party)
DJ’s night with drink specials featuring Lagunitas, Fernet and Jameson!
All money made on drink specials will be donated!

Pete’s on Green
Warriors and Wings
Come on down and watch the Dubs play the Spurs!
Get some drinks and eat some wings!
A percentage of sales will be donated to the cause

Many North Beach Prizes for Raffle or Silent Auction!
(From a 10 person SF fire tug boat around the bay to an all inclusive night out for 4 at the NB Speak Easy to unique Jeremy Fish items)
(Please check for all amazing prizes)

A live musical review!
Grand Prize raffle draws, more amazing auction items including signed music posters!

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