San Francisco’s legendary Lucky 13 might be closed forever, but its famous sign now lives on in infamy at Bender’s. I was at Bender’s on Wednesday night for Richie Cunning‘s Noise Pop show and looked up to see that snarling cat surveying the festivities. I can’t think of a better
On Thursday, the San Francisco underground music scene lost a pivotal figure. Scott Rogers, better known to many as Scott Alcoholocaust, died after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer. The pandemic shuttered the clubs where Scott booked shows, but as the city opens back up, his loss will be felt tremendously
In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known
Happy happy Joy joy! One of the best bars in San Francisco is reopening! If you’ve been reading this site for awhile you know how much we love Bender’s. Considering the last time we wrote about Bender’s was to help them have a successful GoFundMe, this is exciting news. Hoodline broke
I got the news today that Bender’s Bar & Grill is might be closing due to the awfulness of the COVID pandemic. That’s why they’ve started a GoFundMe to try and save the bar. I know that we keep hearing more and more news like this each day and it’s
I’m a huge fan of Bender’s Bar and Grill. It’s one of the last great divey rock n roll bars that’s still left in San Francisco. I’ve rhapsodized about them before, but to be succinct, I love that the drinks are cheap, the food is good, and the bartenders are the perfect mix of sweet and surly. Also, the walls are covered in signs from many of my favorite businesses that have closed.
An amazing guide to drinkin’ booze & eating macaroni and cheese in San Francisco. There are also a few honorable mentions outside the city, but if you are looking for a real drink, and a great plate of Mac n Cheese to go with it in SF, look no further.
Every now and again we ask YOU our fine readers a question on facebook. Sometimes its about your Worst Public Transit Stories, sometimes its about the Weirdest Places You’ve Had Sex, the responses we get are always amazing.
Twenty years from now, when your kids are old enough to know better but young enough to not give a fuck, they’ll be searching for places like Bender’s. Places where the religion is loud rock and roll, the sacrament is stiff drinks, and the scripture is graffiti tagged on a bathroom stall.