13 Nov 2023

Meet The Chef Leading Downtown San Francisco’s Revival

PHOTOS AND WORDS BY ANDY SAMWICK I’ve visited chef Joe Hou at The Line Hotel since it opened last year. He runs the kitchens at both Tenderheart on the ground floor and Rise Over Run on the top floor and also plays host at a spectacular rooftop bar. Hou has

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04 Sep 2023

So Much Love And Attention Was Paid To Stoa-Lower Haight’s Newest Bar Destination

PHOTOS AND WORDS BY ANDY SAMWICK Soft openings for restaurants, bars, and clubs have always been exciting, the moment before a business’ grand entrance. They’re usually full of friends and family members of a new venture coming together to celebrate and look at the accomplishment in finally opening up the

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27 Jan 2024

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 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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16 Jan 2023

6 of the Coolest Themed Bars in San Francisco

By Regina Park Shake up your next night on the town with these six San Francisco bars that take theme to the next level. Themed bars are always in danger of being over-the-top, resulting in a space that’s cliche and kitschy rather than fun and unique. But some bars really

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03 Mar 2022

San Francisco Bar Culture is History

By Curt Hopkins It took us until our second tenure in San Francisco to figure out how to eat in the city. Here you flee from fancy food like from a rural outhouse. Fancy food in San Francisco is overhyped, overpriced, and overcooked. Like Jonathan Gold advised Angelenos, it’s best

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14 Sep 2021

Contra Costa County to Require Vaccination or Test Proof at Restaurants, Bars and Gyms

In a little more than one week, Contra Costa County customers will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test if they want to eat inside a restaurant, drink in a bar or work out in a gym, among other things. San Francisco and the city of

25 Aug 2021

Mama Candy Retiring From Bow Bow Cocktail Lounge, Giving Place to Bartender

Larger than life Chinatown bartender Mama Candy hasn’t been seen much lately, as her famed karaoke dive bar Bow Bow Cocktails has been closed throughout the pandemic. But Bow Bow Cocktails will run a little differently when it reopens in the next few weeks. SFGate reports that Mama Candy is

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26 Jul 2021

It’s Official — SF Bars To Require Proof Of Vaccination, Starting Thursday

San Francisco bars have spent the last week very publicly considering whether they would require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or at very least a negative COVID test, to enter their establishments. On Monday morning, it became official. KRON-4 reports that the San Francisco Bar Alliance will require proof of vaccination,

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21 Jul 2021

500 SF Bars May Require Proof Of Vaccination For Entry

It’s frustrating that state and federal government agencies aren’t being more proactive about requiring vaccinations, with the wildly contagious delta variant spreading at least twice as fast as the original ‘rona. But San Francisco bars may step in and do what the government doesn’t have the courage to do. SFGate

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