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24 Feb 2022

Legendary Lucky 13 Sign Now Lives at Bender’s

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

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20 Jun 2021

Bay Area Music Loses a Legend with the Passing of Scott Alcoholocaust

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

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07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

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

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26 Oct 2020

Bender’s is Reopening!

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

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13 Jul 2020

Bender’s Might Be Closing and Needs Your Help

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

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16 Jan 2020

Benders Gives Back to SF Music Fans by Putting “Everyone on the Guest List”

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.

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19 Dec 2017

Bars with the Best Mac & Cheese in SF

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.

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05 Jan 2017

Bartenders Tell Their Craziest ‘Drunk Customer’ Stories

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.

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21 Jul 2016

You Might Meet Your Soulmate at Bender’s Bar & Grill

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.

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