Hemlock Tavern

23 Oct 2020

Tommy’s Joynt is Reopening!

Many of you probably remember back in September when I reported that legendary San Francisco hofbrau place, Tommy’s Joynt, might be closing forever. Fortunately, I was mistaken and within an hour I was able to update that they did plan to open up as soon as they could do it

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02 Jan 2019

Blur Bar in SF Is Soon to Be a Thing of the Past

The face of Polk Street is changing. Period. But then again, what San Francisco neighborhood is safe from the dreaded “G” word anymore? Little by little, the constants that delivered debauchery and delectable (or dicey) dining that once defined the district are slipping away into a soon-to-be distant past. It

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18 Jan 2021

The 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 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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14 Aug 2018

The Hemlock Tavern is Permanently Closing

Word just came in that another long time favorite SF dive bar is closing forever. Not only that, the entire building is being torn down. BAS reader Tyler Harbaugh sent me a tweet that came from the Hemlock Tavern’s instagram account. As you can see below, there is no ambiguity.

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10 Jan 2016

The Hemlock Tavern is Trying to Kill You

Socrates died from drinking hemlock. He was too smart for his own fucking good, and they killed him for it. Those in power tried him and sentenced him to death by drinking a beverage laced with that poisonous plant.

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10 Oct 2014

Broke-Ass of the Week: Comedian & Labor Organizer Nato Green

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire.   photo by

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17 Feb 2010

Folky Events for Folky Folks All Week

I know that part of my job here is to make fun of everything and crack lewd jokes, but at times, though rarely, I find myself at a loss for things to hate.  Either that, or I’m late for like 3 deadlines and don’t have time to make you fools

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