Spec’s

02 Apr 2020

How to Buy Your Favorite Bar a Drink, During the Crisis

The small businesses in your life, you know the kind of businesses you actually like?   The kind of business you go to when you’re feeling down, when you want to have a drink with your friends, when you want to eat something handmade and delicious?  The kind of joints who

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25 Jun 2015

7 Great First Date Bars in San Francisco

First dates can be weird and awkward. That’s generally why you get booze involved. It smoothes out both you and your date’s awkward edges…most of the time. Whether you just met a hottie on tinder or you *gasp* actually met someone in real life, these seven bars are the perfect place to go for your first outing.

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17 Jun 2015

Crabs, Communists, and Cops: The Story of Specs’

It’s a sad thing that The Bold Italic has shuttered. They did a lot of really great things for many SF artists and writers and it’s a true shame that they are no longer around. The Bold Italic not only gave SF creatives great exposure, it also actually paid them good

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16 Dec 2010

Broke-Ass of the Week – Author Michelle Tea

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit…probably not.

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07 Aug 2009

15 Romolo – The Best New-ish Bar in North Beach

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with the nightlife in North Beach.  On weeknights it’s a great place to go out, hang with some friends and have a tipple with 75 year old poets.  It’s also got the Holy Trinity of bars: Spec’s, Tosca, and Vesuvio. But weekend nights in North

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24 Jan 2009

Spec's Might Be the Best Bar in the World

I honestly believe that Spec’s might be the best bar in the world.  I know it’s pretty heavy thing to say, but I’ve been drunk in a lot of places, and if Spec’s isn’t the best bar in the world, it certainly is in the running.  I got drunk there

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