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04 Jun 2012

How to Build Your Home Bar, Part II: Tools of the Trade

Last week on “Your Home Bar,” we outlined your basic liquor necessities to begin mixin’ drinks at home like a pro. So by now, you’re probably staring blankly at your bottles of Rumple Minze, Baileys, and Everclear, wondering, “What on earth do I do now?” Two options: 1) SHOTS (what

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 2
23 May 2012

How to Build Your Home Bar – Part I: Bar Basics

I’m shocked no one has talked about this yet, but it’s high time we discussed drinking at home in more depth. Getting hammered in bars is all well and good, especially if you can get someone else to buy your drinks. But then you always end up owing somebody something.

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 2
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
03 Oct 2011

Jonesin’ for Jones

It’s hard to believe that this bar with a banging outside patio is located in the Tenderloin. The name of the place is Jones, and it is tucked away off of Jones St. in a corridor-like setting. There is an bar that is covered and the rest of the patio is open.

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22 Sep 2011

Horseshoe Tavern – The Un-Marina Marina Bar

I was first introduced to the Horseshoe Tavern when I was taking an improv class nearby in Fort Mason.  Let me say nothing better prepares you to play “acting” games with middle-aged pharmaceutical sales people than a few pints.  In an effort to catch our hometown baseball Giants before class a

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25 Aug 2011

Brazen Head – Where Everybody Might Actually Know Your Name

The Brazen Head sits on the corner of two innocuous residential streets in the marina and has to be one of that neighborhood’s best kept secrets. It is both a restaurant and bar (hold your applause) but I have yet to eat there as the prices are not exactly broke-ass

Hugh Hunter - Economical Essayist 0
04 Jun 2011

Check Out the Hep Scene at the Hotsy Totsy Club, Daddy-o

Lookin’ for a real cool joint that offers cheap booze and hot licks on the jukebox? The Hotsy Totsy Club in Albany is your bar! I know what you’re thinking: “Where the hell is Albany?” Well it’s smack dab next to Berkeley, just down San Pablo, and believe me, it’s worth the trip.

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29 May 2011

The Search for the Perfect Neighborhood Hangout

During an episode of How I Met Your Mother, the statement “We need a MacLaren’s!” was uttered, like a wish whispered into the night sky illuminated only by a shooting star. Time and space stood still as every being in the room felt the true weight of that statement: We

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 0
07 May 2011

Upscale Sips and FREE Gourmet Snacks at Adesso

You know you’re in a fancy bar when said bar offers an “aperitivo” hour as opposed to a “happy” one.  And you should know better than to call it a “bar” in the first place; Adesso is a bonafide gastropub that offers high-end Italian finger food to complement your glass

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