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One of the things I love about The Knockout is that, generally speaking, those motherfuckers are down for whatever.  Just take a look at this post from Mission Mission where rented out The Knockout to film some kind of bdsm porn.  You know you’re a down for whatever kind of cat when someone approaches you and says, “Hey pal, we were wondering if we could rent out your bar for the afternoon.  See, we’re gonna tie this chick up real good right, and then torture her a bit and let this big fucker go to town on her.  Plus we’re even hiring extras to hang out, have a few tipples and high-five each other while watching this girl get railed.”  Yeah, the people who run the Knockout are my kind of folks.

Keeping with the theme of being down for whatever, The Knockout is hosting the Rebel Reading Series on Friday night and it’s FREE.  Here’s what the SF Weekly had to say about the Rebel Reading Series when they named it the “Best New Reading Series of 2008”:

What’s better than sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll? How about readings devoted to those topics? Since its inception in June 2007, the quarterly Rebel Reading Series has attempted to be “a nonserious reading series for serious writers,” as co-founder Whitney Phaneuf puts it. For the events, Phaneuf and her pals April Kilcrease and Stephanie Pullen '” who met in a Mills College creative nonfiction class '” pair highly respected local authors like Beth Lisick and Stephen Elliott with lesser-known but equally talented newbies such as National Novel Writing Month founder Chris Baty. Currently looking for a new Mission home, the series is often outrageous and always fascinating, offering tales of flying cum, acid trips, and driving a bus for the Rolling Stones. This is one rebel with an (awesome) cause.

This Friday’s event will be featuring readings by author of Going Nowhere Faster and the soon-to-be-released Fade to Blue Sean Beaudoin, the editor/publisher of slouch magazine Joshua Citrak, Runx Tales cartoonist Matt Runkle, and poetess Teresa Miller. ‘Tween set music spun by DJ Miss P

The Rebel Reading Series Literary Happy Hour

Friday, June 19th, 7 to 9pm

The Knockout, 3223 Mision St. @ Valencia

Literary rebels Sean Beaudoin, Josh Citrak and more


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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.


  1. Miss P.
    June 18, 2009 at 10:59 am — Reply

    Holy crap! I never knew that about The Knockout. That place just keeps getting better.

  2. June 19, 2009 at 5:19 am — Reply

    Holy crap! I never knew that about The Knockout. That place just keeps getting better.
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  3. Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    June 19, 2009 at 8:56 am — Reply

    I cant believe that this post didn’t get more comments. I’ve been cracking up over it all day. But then again I think I’m hilarious.

  4. August 24, 2009 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    I haven’t been to the Knockout (probably for good reason), but I used to go to O’Farrell’s in San Francisco quite a bit back in the day…

    In any event, the following pretty much sums things up for me so far this century:

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