I was in the Tenderloin last night getting a bite to eat when I saw something awful: High Tide Cocktails was closed. It was a Saturday night, so I couldn’t understand why they’d be shuttered on what was most likely their busiest night of the week. I then check Yelp
It looks like the famed Edinburgh Castle Pub could become the next culture casualty in San Francisco’s unrelenting development game. The dive bar, which has been around since 1959, recently showed up on real estate listings for a cool $3,995,000 (Does the $5k discount make it feel any less like
Paul Bavaro thinks San Francisco’s dive bar scene may not be long for this world. When he opened Whiskey Thieves at 839 Geary St. 15 years ago, it was the “first true whiskey bar” that at one point served up 275 varieties and although good whiskey does not come cheap,
The face of Polk Street is changing. Period. But then again, what San Francisco neighborhood is safe from the dreaded “G” word anymore? Little by little, the constants that delivered debauchery and delectable (or dicey) dining that once defined the district are slipping away into a soon-to-be distant past. It
It is with heavy heart that I announce yet another closure in San Francisco’s cultural landscape. I just heard the news that Doc’s Lab has permanently closed down. While I have yet to see an official announcement, there are no shows on it’s calendar. That is pretty good indicator that
Over the weekend many in the SF Queer community posted the sad news: The Gangway had suddenly closed down. The fact that The Gangway was on the chopping block was common knowledge, there had been overtures from folks interested in buying the place since 2016, but up until now, nothing had seemed to materialize. Then on Sunday morning a number of posts popped up on Facebook with folks lamenting the abrupt closure of the 107 year old Queer bar.
When Mojo Bicycle Cafe first opened, Divisadero was a rapidly changing street. The Western Addition had been seeing an influx of young white people for a number of years by that point and to reflect this, realtors started calling the neighborhood NoPa. When I lived in the neighborhood back in
In 2015 we reported that there were plans to replace legendary San Francisco dive bar Lucky 13 with condos. At the time it was more of an open ended concept; sometime in the future condos would be put there. Unfortunately that date is now here. Yesterday SocketSite reported that a