Barbary Coast

28 May 2019

Did San Francisco’s Oldest Bar, The Saloon, Actually Burn Down in 1906?

The Saloon, in North Beach, is regularly touted as San Francisco’s oldest bar, dating back to 1861. While other bars were started sooner, their original buildings were destroyed during the 1906 earthquake and fire. The Saloon miraculously survived thanks to the firefighters and sailors that stretched a hose from the Bay in order to rescue the prostitutes that lived above the watering hole.

Sam Devine 0
08 Jun 2016

Searching for History and the Good Life at the Barbary Coast

Why, I wondered, would someone as cool as Termeh throw her goodbye party at The Barbary Coast in North Beach?

Then I got to the entrance and it sucked me in again, dammit. It gets me every time.

Benjamin Wachs - Fascinating Stranger 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
19 Aug 2015

The City That Could Be: Looking to the Future

P Segal, Bohemian Archivist, has turned her attention from how great this city used to be to how incredible it could become, if Stuart were mayor. Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been writing about the city that was these days. That’s because, at this pivotal point

P Segal - Bohemian Archivist 1
24 Jul 2015

Which San Francisco Streets are Named After Famous Prostitutes?

Maybe you’ve heard the rumor that some San Francisco streets are named after famous female courtesans of the Gold Rush era. It’s true! But only in a couple of cases. We busted out our history books, mythbusters and trips to the San Francisco Library History Center to determine which San

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 4
04 Apr 2011

Broke-Ass Bar Guide – 440 Castro

With over 2,000 gin bins on the Barbary Coast, we here at BAS thought it might be time to catalogue them and keep you informed on what they have to satiate your thirsty, thirsty ways. So, here is the Broke-Ass Bar Guide – San Francisco. You get to know a little bit about what

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0