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The Remedy for Your Sunday Morning Palsy

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When it comes to Sunday morning coming down, the city’s homo denizens pretty much have a routine worked out, whether it be brunch, salsa, or the beer bust.  What happens after those wrap up has always been a little problematic if you aren’t completely shattered or haven’t already followed someone home.


 Enter the Honey Soundsystem at the Paradise Lounge. It’s already been around for a while now, but has provided much needed relief in the dance arena from the stale options one has on a Sunday night.  To sweeten, um, the pot, there is no cover charge so you can sweat it out without having to pay some ridiculous fee.  Music wise, I’m no savant, so its hard to put the varying subtleties of its collective of deejays (Pee Play, Kenvulsion, Jason Kendig, Robot Hustle and Josh Cheon with local and visiting guest stars) in a box, but better, perhaps, to compare it to its namesake – sweet but not cloying with some underlying flavours here and there.


Drink prices aren’t exactly bargain ($6 for well, $4 for Bud) but they’re strong and being with in stumbling distance of The Eagle can be a dangerous prospect if you aren’t careful.


Setting wise, the new look of the Paradise can best described as a backdrop inspired by Brett Easton Ellis.  It’s like you fell through a rabbit hole onto the Strip circa 1986- hey, isn’t that Jamie Gertz hoovering the plexiglass?


Check out the their website for special events, upcoming combos with artists or special guests, such as recent RuPaul debutante, Tammie Brown.



Honey Soundsystem

Sundays 8pm-2am

@ The Paradise Lounge

1501 Folsom Street


*Editor’s Note: There are rotating drink specials each Sunday at this sweet event including $2 beers.  Hooray for cheap beer!!

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.


  1. March 30, 2009 at 5:05 am — Reply

    I love that you refer to it as “backdrop inspired by Brett Easton Ellis.” 100% right on. Next decoration must be a graffiti quote from Less Then Zero on the bathroom stall!

    P.S. we always have cheap drink specials every Sunday night. Rotating brands/types of $2 Bottled Beer $3 Well Beer and a $4 Cocktail special every week.

  2. Seconhand Stephen - threadbare-fact finder
    March 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    Ha! Totally! Sorry, I didn’t realise the drink specials. One more reason to go!

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