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24 Dec 2017

Escaping Christmas in the East Bay

By Amanda Davis The holidays are either the worst or the best time of the year, there is no in between. With all the jolliness, caroling and wallet pain, this seasonal shit can get a tad annoying. If you need a break from all the red and green flashing lights

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22 Dec 2017

Boozehound: 3 Dog Friendly Bars on San Pablo Avenue

Dogs and alcohol–what better combination exists to dull the pain? Luckily, there are bars scattered throughout the East Bay that welcome your Fido on a Friday night. Glug some top-notch hooch with the pooch, and chase it with the hair of the dog at these three canine-friendly bars for bar-friendly

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20 Nov 2020

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 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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19 Sep 2017

Ten Cheap Drink and Food Happy Hour Spots in San Francisco

Dear hovel dwellers and misers, here’s an updated list of places in San Francisco that serve cheap drink and food during happy hour.

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31 Aug 2017

Poor But Still Pouring: The Best Spots for Happy Hour in Oakland

By James Gage Oakland is a town that knows how to get boozy. If its yeasty, fizzy, salt-rimmed, or citrus-infused, there’s a dimly lit hole-in-the-wall bar or glitzy cocktail spot in Oakland to enjoy it. This week, Bwe’re bringing you a comprehensive list of the best places to imbibe during

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16 May 2017

Discussing Porn & Open Relationships at Dalva

This Weeknighter column originally appeared in 7×7. We were sitting at the short end of the bar last night, Maggie, Summer and I talking about porn and open relationships. The light from the little candles flitted against various surfaces, while some old movie played on the screen above the jukebox.

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19 Apr 2017

Tiki Bars of San Francisco: Paradises and Deep Dives

The first time I went to a Tiki Bar, I didn’t expect to love it, but I did. I loved it A LOT. I tend to like experiences and things that aren’t about taking yourself seriously, that are just about having a good time: this is Tiki Bars in a nutshell. Tiki Bars combine elements of old school kitsch, immersive escapism, and unapologetic tackiness in a way that I just find really mood-lifting (and until people start opening ghost bars in San Francisco, they’re your best bet for an immersive alcoholic experience).

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07 Apr 2017

Where’s Everyone in Their 20s in Marin?

“My coworker says there’s no such thing as ‘the North Bay’.” I remember when my friend Stephanie told me about this weird argument she’d had and being absolutely galled because, at the time, I was living in San Rafael. (Plus, the North Bay is Craigslist official). But here’s the thing…

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22 Feb 2017

Amnesia On Valencia, A Class Act

“We might be in trouble,” said an enthusiastic Craig Wathen, one of the new owners of Amnesia on Valencia St., “because we’re not planning on changing it.” Wathen and co-owner Lee Topar recently celebrated beloved Amnesia’s one-year anniversary under their ownership, and for the most part it hasn’t changed much

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